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2010 KNEW 960 AM Radio Ecoshock Features
Dec. 26, 2010: "Cancun: Forward or Fraud? - Part 1" Interviews after the United Nations Cop-16 Climate talks in Cancun, Mexico. Harvard's Professor Robert Stavins calls it "a success." Friends of the Earth campaigner Damon Moglen finds good and bad. The future of the world in the balance.
Dec. 19, 2010: "Beyond the Tipping Point" New science warns fossil fuel emissions lead to runaway climate change, according to MIT, the Hadley Centre, and the Royal Society. Energy expert & blogger Joe Romm of climateprogress.org explains.
Dec. 12, 2010: "Local Food - Growing Sane Part 2" Five years after the "100 Mile Diet," authors James Mackinnon and Alisa Smith tour us through their top ten local food projects. From the Napa Valley to New York. Winter farming in Michigan. In Canada, Toronto out-pacing Vancouver. Great talk, inspiring ideas for your food security.
Dec. 5, 2010: "Local Food - Growing Sane Part 1" Five years after the "100 Mile Diet," authors James Mackinnon and Alisa Smith tour us through their top ten local food projects. From the Napa Valley to New York. Winter farming in Michigan. In Canada, Toronto out-pacing Vancouver. Great talk, inspiring ideas for your food security.
Nov. 28, 2010: "An Atmosphere of Crisis" Dr. Tim Garrett is a physicist and cloud specialist from the Univeristy of Utah. He's published two peer-reviewed papers showing a quick crash of the world economy is the only way to avoid wild inflation, and a world 5 degrees C (or more) hotter by 2100. Essential interview.
Nov. 21, 2010: "Surviving Now and Then - James Howard Kunstler" After "The Long Emergency", author James Howard Kunstler imagines the future without oil, in his new book "The Witch of Hebron." We talk peak oil, climate, and the decline of American-style economies. How low will we go?
Nov. 14, 2010: "Cars Makes Us Fat and Stupid" San Francisco transport expert Jeff Tumlin says cars make us fat and stupid. In this speech recorded by Alex Smith, at the Gaining Ground EcoLogical conference October 2010, Tumlin looks at alternatives that work - even in tough economic times.
Oct. 31, 2010: "The Peak Oil Shrink" Clinical psychologist Karen McMahon hears from people shocked to find our oil-dependent culture could fall apart. Speech excerpt.
Oct. 10, 2010: "Ecopragmatism - Stewart Brand" Famous founder of "Whole Earth Catalog" Stewart Brand now says nuclear power, genetic engineering, and geo-engineering are needed to save the planet from rampant climate change. Is it Green at all? Conversation recorded by Alex Smith at Gaining Ground, October 5.
Oct. 3, 2010: "Post Climatic Stress Disorder" The Psychology of Climate Change. Two environmental psychologists, Dr. Robert Gifford and Dr. Joseph Reser, on reasons we don't react to the threat of catastrophic climate change.
Sept. 26, 2010: "Scientists Who Spread Doubt About Science" Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Professor University of California, author of the book "Merchants of Doubt, How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues From Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming." Radio Ecoshock interview with Alex Smith.
Sept. 19, 2010: "Are We Entering a Depression?" The Automatic Earth is one of top financial blogs on the Net. Writer and speaker "Stoneleigh" explains why 'the recovery' isn't. She warns us to prepare for deflation - from real estate to wages. Will a failing economy derail our transition to clean energy, and a safe climate? Green 960 Station ID at 8:17. Song "Deaf Mix" by Shane Philip.
Sept. 12, 2010: "Killer Cars" Our entire lives have been car-jacked, no doubt about it. We'll talk with Anne Lutz Fernandez, co-author of the book "Carjacked - The Culture of the Automobile & Its Effect On Our Lives." Green 960 Station ID at 12:34. Music background "Cars" by Gary Numan, 1979.
Sept. 5, 2010: "Warnings: The Russian Heat Storm" Radio Ecoshock is back with a new season. We kick off with fresh reporting on the drought, fires, and heat in Russia this past Summer. Two interviews; Vladimir Tchouprov in Moscow, energy campaigner for Greenpeace Russia, describes the experience. More analysis with author Dmitry Orlov, plus a clip on grain losses with Lester Brown. A warning for our future, as the climate heats up. Green 960 Station ID at 19:34. Song Clip "Fire" by Arthur Brown, 1968.
June 13, 2010: "Heat Stroke - Killer Heat Waves" Scientists predict more deadly heat waves. Now they have found the upper limit our bodies tolerate - and we'll get there, if we don't stop our emissions. The "skeptical scientist" John Cook, at http://www.skepticalscience.com/, explains why heat may hurt more than rising seas. It's already happening. No station ID, Song: "In the Heat of the Night" Bryan Adams.
June 6, 2010: "Paint It Black - BP Protests" Round up of anti-BP protests in U.S., plus deep-sea drilling halted in U.S. and Canada. Ideas and songs for your activism. No station ID. Music & Credits: "Anything Goes" - the BP Spill edition, parody of Cole Porter song <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1sIE1yb5Lc>, more info at http://www.protestentertainment.co.uk/ BP protest clips uploaded to YouTube by various users; Beverley Hills protest - Beverly Hills Courier; BP protest in New York as reported by CNN; Code Pink clip: Dylan Ratigan show on MSNBC; Nirvana clip from Lollapalooza 2007; "Paint It Black"; The Rolling Stones, album "Aftermath"; Clips from NBC News 1979 courtesy of the Rachel Maddow show, MSNBC; "Hole in the Bottom of the Sea" Fred Penner, album "A House for Me".
May 30, 2010: "Life In A Hothouse World" We are drilling, mining, and burning our way to a horrible climate shift. Can Gaia save us? Dr. Melanie Lenart, U of Arizona on her book "Life in the Hothouse - How A Living Planet Survives Climate Change." Green 960 station ID 15:11, no music.
May 23, 2010: "DeGrowth" To survive our pollution, oil addiction and economic troubles, we need to shrink our consumption. Samples from North America's 1st "Degrowth" conference in Vancouver April 2010. Greenpeace founder Rex Weyler, Tom Walker on the Barcelona Degrowth conference, Jack Alpert on optimum human population for Earth. No music, no station ID.
May 16, 2010: "More Back to the Land" Sharon Astyk is a New England mother and small-scale grower, now teaching food survival skills. We discuss how folks in the city or country, can revive old methods in new ways. Tips for difficult times ahead.No station ID, no music.
May 9, 2010: "From the Deepwater Horizon" After the massive Gulf of Mexico leak, Dr. Riki Ott, marine biologist, fisherwoman, spill expert, reports from New Orleans. Plus Antonia Juhasz, Global Exchange oil researcher, on BP & the Washington lobby. No station ID. Song: "Corporate Catastrophe" by Dana Pearson.
May 2, 2010: "Drying of the Amazon" Nikolas Kozloff, author of "No Rain in the Amazon: How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet," - on South America eco-news (Venezuela, Boliva) & drying of the Amazon rainforest. No station ID. Song: "Occupying Army" by Vanessa Richards.
April 25, 2010: "Black Carbon" Up to half of global warming - Arctic ice melt - comes from smog of incomplete combustion (cook stoves, diesel, forest fires). Interview with expert Dr. Tami Bond, following her testimony to Congress. No station ID, no music.
April 18, 2010: "Greenhorns - Growing New Farmers" Less than 6% of farmers are under 35. Most average 57 and want to retire. "Greenhorns" is a multi-media support group for young farmers, and city folk who want to grow. Guest Severine von Tscharner Fleming. No music, no station ID.
April 11, 2010: "Confronting Climate Collapse" Dr. David Orr, a green pioneer from Oberlin College, on his new book "Down to the Wire," and why we may have only a few years to avoid a major climate shift lasting thousands of years. No music, no station ID.
April 4, 2010: "Passivhaus - Super Low-Energy Construction" Architect Guido Wimmers explains the European technique for 10% of normal energy use, heating and cooling. As he built into "Austria House" at the Whistler, Olympics. New standard for saving energy and the atmosphere. Music: It Takes More Than A Hammer And Nails, Jesse Winchester, 1976. Green 960 Stn ID at 12:51
Mar. 28, 2010: "Shaun Chamberlin" From the UK Transition Town movement, Shaun Chamberlin's fresh thinking on climate and Peak Oil. Author of "Transition Timeline" & advisor on Tradable Energy Quotas. His blog: "Dark Optimism" No station ID. No copyright music.
Mar. 21, 2010: "John Michael Greer" John Michael Greer, author of "The Long Descent" (and 19 other books) explains the myths and realities of collapse. Could it be good for us? His blog: The Arch Druid Report.
Mar. 14, 2010: "Clive Hamilton" Clive Hamilton, a Professor of Public Ethics, supported by Australian National University. Clive's fantastic series on climate denial, & his controversial book "Requiem for a Species, Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change." No station ID. No copyright music.
Mar. 7, 2010: "Expecting Collapse: Dmitry Orlov" Orlov was born in the former Soviet Union, and educated in the United States. He's the author of "Reinventing Collapse:The Soviet Example and American Prospects," published in 2008. The book suggests the Soviets were better prepared for social and economic collapse, than Americans are now. No station ID. Music background: "Open Up Your Eyes" by Awake (album "Dark Matter")
Feb. 28, 2010: "It Could Get Much Hotter" Dr. Mark Pagani of Yale describes Earth 5 million years ago as 3 to 4 degrees C hotter - with the same CO2 levels we have now! New science shows climate is much more sensitive to CO2 than we thought. No station ID. No copyright music.
Feb. 21, 2010: "Anti-coal Activism in the United States" Author Ted Nace with the under-reported story - of mass cancellation of coal-fired power plants in America. The grass roots gain ground, and hope for the climate. Green 960 Station ID at 16:33. No copyright music.
Feb. 14, 2010: "Buying Into A Dying World" Erik Assadourian, project director for the Worldwatch Institute State of the World 2010 report, explains consumer culture is using up the world's resources. And damaging our climate. Every American uses their body weight of resources daily. Ways to change toward sustainability. Green 960 Station ID at 23:48, No copyright music.
Jan. 31, 2010: "Meet Your New Nuclear Neighbors" Is nuclear power the answer to climate change? Dr. Helen Caldicott says "no" in this new interview. Then Alex digs into the arms trading behind Korea's deal to build four new reactors in the United Arab Emirates. What could go wrong with that? Green 960 Station ID at 14:55, No copyright music.
Jan. 24, 2010: "Confessions of an Eco-Sinner" UK author of "Confessions of an Eco-Sinner" & "Last Generation", Fred Pearce. Always stirring up discussion, we talk population vs. consumption, and why "last generation?" No music or station IDs.
Jan. 17, 2010: "The Coming Climate Panic" Auden Schendler of Aspen says Republican stalling now will lead to more big government later, as countries scramble to deal with a rapidly warming world. No station ID. No music.
Jan. 10, 2010: "Arrest the Scientists?" Digest of key Bjerknes Lecture at AGU meeting Dec 09, as Prof. Richard B. Alley defends (and explains) the climate history of planet Earth, including the greenhouse worlds. No station ID. Music: "Slipping Away" by Nine Inch Nails.
Jan. 3, 2010: "Fish Farms Kill Wild Salmon" Catherine Stewart of Living Oceans Society explains how salmon farming, from Norway through Chile to Canada, kills off wild fish and pollutes waterways. No station ID. No music.