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2011 Radio Ecoshock Show
IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER (NEWEST AT THE TOP)
FUKUSHIMA: THE BIG LIE Japan announces "cold shutdown" saying Fukushima nuclear accident is over. Nuclear industry executive Arnie Gundersen disagrees. Even most Japanese don't believe it. The location of the melted core is unknown. Then we ask: were 14,000 excess U.S. deaths after Fukushima caused by the radiation washing over North America? Dr. Janette Sherman co-authored the peer-reviewed study saying it could be so. We interview Dr. Sherman, who also edited the Chernobyl book published by the New York Academy of Science. Radio Ecoshock 111227 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL Annual eco-music collection. Playlist "Change Change" Thistle (Canada); "Dirty Town" Mother Mother (Canada); "My Water's On Fire Tonight" David Holmes, Dean Bekker (Australia); "Fukushima Song, Talkin' End Game" Michel Montecrossa (Germany); "Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth" Neko Case (USA); "Alternative Energy 1" Combat Wombat (Australia); "Our Ocean" Te Vaka (New Zealand); "Don't Kilowatt" Million Dollar Nile (US); "Hallowed Be Thy Ground" Caey Neill (USA); "Earth" Imogen Heap (USA); "Where We Going To Go?" David Todds/Ellis Music (USA); "Run Away Train" Eliza Gilkyson (USA); + [Occupy Songs] ""We Are The Many" Makana (USA); "Occupy Wall Street (We're Going To Stay Right Here)" David Rovics (USA); [more green music] "When the Oil Runs Dry" David Rovics; "Power From Above" Dan Berggren (USA) Find links to all the bands and some You tube videos at ecoshock.info Radio Ecoshock 111221 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
CLIMATE DOWN IN DURBAN Keep on polluting until 2020! Durban climate talks wrap up. Indian analyst Praful Biwai prefers failure to empty climate agreement at CO17 Durban Dec 2011. Courtesy Stephen Leahy. James Hansen clips from AGU San Francisco Dec 6. (Full video here) Durban wrap up with Janet Redman of IPS, including roles of Canada, U.S. and China. Australia Prof. Michael Raupach on burst of new carbon. More in show blog. Radio Ecoshock 111214 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
WINTER GARDENING, GUERRILLA GARDENING Master winter gardener Eliot Coleman (mp3 23 min) grows year round in Maine, USA with unheated hoop houses. UK guerrilla gardener Chris Tomlinson (mp3 9 min) plants public and private spaces with more food. YouTube rant (mp3 9 min) from Texas warns global famine from climate change could come soon. Plus winter visit to winter greenhouse at U. of Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (mp3 18 min) from CFRU Locavore show. Full show Radio Ecoshock 111207 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
CLIMATE SOLUTION: FROM AIR TO SOIL Desperately looking for a clean way to remove carbon from the atmosphere, Alex interviews Allan Savory (24 min mp3) of the Savory Institute. His project to capture carbon into soil, demonstrated in Zimbabwe, is short-listed for the Virgin Earth Challenge. We follow up with Vermont carbon farmer Abe Collins (17 min mp3). Plus organizing for local food in North Carolina - Aaron Newton (14 min mp3) from ASPO 2011. Radio Ecoshock 111130 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Blog with tons of links here.
FRACKING GAS = CLIMATE CRASH Shale gas emissions as bad as coal. New science from Cornell University Professor Robert Howarth and team: a speech at Peak Oil and Gas conference (ASPO) in Washington; plus a follow-up interview with Howarth by Alex Smith. Then the billion dollar climate gas fraud. Samuel Labudde of the Environmental Investigation Agency says Europeans blackmailed by China and India - for nothing. Radio Ecoshock 111123 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Song "My Water's On Fire Tonight" by Holmes, Bean and Bekker from Whole Lotta Frackin' Going On. ASPO speech recording by Carl Etnier of Equal Time Radio. Ecoshock show blog.
PLANE JUSTICE - BANNED IN AMERICA UK activists stopped from telling public about health impacts and warming emissions from aviation industry. John Stewart (campaigner of the year) and Dan Glass (from "Plane Stupid") tell all. Plus Seattle's Debi Wagner on her battle to stop SeaTac expansion, and more at Chicago O'Hare, NYC's JFK - thousands in the U.S. and Canada. Part of the Aviation Justice Tour. Music theme: "Jet Airliner" by The Steve Miller Band. Radio Ecoshock 111109 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Individual interviews on our Transporation page. Bonus audio: full Dan Glass interview (32 min, 7 MB)
DURBAN: CONFERENCE OF THE POLLUTERS The UN COP-17 climate talks in South Africa. Prof. Patrick Bond, U of KwaZulu-Natal says be glad Copenhagen and Cancun talks failed! Durban too. It's a deal that just keeps on polluting. (23 min Hi-Fi, Lo-Fi) From London, Murray Worthy of World Development Movement on climate justice, plus activists from Durban shack-dwellers. (18 min Hi-Fi, Lo-Fi). Madeline Kovacs from Project Survival Media on new youth media at COP-17, young voices from developing countries impacts by climate change. (15 min Hi-Fi, Lo-Fi) Radio Ecoshock 111102 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
HOMELESS - 4 CITY TOUR Millions of North Americans are threatened with homelessness. Bankrupt governments are not responding. Could you hack it? Anti-homeless laws used against Occupy Movement. Alex interviews 4 homeless advocates in NYC, San Francisco, D.C. and Vancouver. 10,000 or more homeless school kids in New York. Illegal to sit or lie in San Francisco. Wave of African-American homeless in D.C. Vancouver, some progress. With music by Ghana's Daddy Lumba, clips of George Carlin and South Park. Radio Ecoshock 111026 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Radio: Part 1 29 min and Part 2 29 min
FROM OCCUPIED TERRITORY Begins with "Battle of Wall St" music by Dissovl. Robert Walker of the Population institute on his new report "From 6 Billion to 7 Billion". In 1999, at 6 billion, the economy and hopes for climate action was much brighter. Educating and empowering women is the answer. Rest of program is home energy workshop with Bill Kemp, author of "The Renewable Energy Handbook". How you can do it. Radio Ecoshock 111019 1 hour CD Quality or Lo-Fi
BASTARDS IN A DYING WORLD After brief news of resistance to gas frackin (4 min), and panic expedition to Arctic to measure methane flares (5 min) - interview with Craig Rosebraugh (22 min) on new film on Big Oil "Dirty Lying Bastards". Then Dr. Peter F. Sale (29 min) on coral collapse and current mass extinction of species, re his book "Our Dying Planet". Music from great Australian protest album www.wholelottafrackingoingon.com Background music Ariel Kalma Radio Ecoshock Show 111012 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
SUDDEN AND VIOLENT CHANGE The economic system and the ecoshphere are at risk of massive and abrupt change. From popular finance blog "The Automatic Earth" writer "Ilargi" on European banking mess and blowback to America. On climate, Dianne Dumanoski reads from "The End of the Long Summer". Two part interview with Alder Stone Fuller on risk of abrupt and violent climate change. Major scientists warn 8 degree rise in a decade possible in shift. Time to "shock-proof" our basic system and your life. Radio Ecoshock 111050 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Economy collage by KapputtRadio, background music Vastmandana
How A Far Away Island Can Rock Your World Indonesia's peat bogs are blazing again. In 1997 peat fires doubled rate of carbon inscrease, equaling global car emissions. Hot year of '98 followed. Interview scientist Florian Siegert, Ludwig-Maxmillians University, Munich, who monitors Indonesian fires from space. More forest fires in Indonesia than Amazon. Indonesia also world's 2nd largest coal exporter, including to India, where 173 new coal-fired plants approved this year alone. Interview w. Indian energy expert Shankar Sharma, plus report on deadly anti-coal protests. Radio Ecoshock 110928 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Music: "How Darwinian" by Dan Mangan, "Wayward Son" by Kanasa, background music by Vastmandana at soundclick.com.
CORRUPTION OR TRUE ENERGY? Begins with new floods in Pakistan, and Dengue fever in America (what it is, what to do). Then speech by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Commonwealth Club of California. Evils of coal, a sustainable energy vision, and why corporations shun progressive radio (while controlling mainstream news). Radio Ecoshock 110921 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Activism: FIGHTING FOSSIL GOO Interview (24 min) w. Tzeporah Berman, of Forest Ethics, now co-dirctor of the Climate and Energy Campaign for Greenpeace. Plus clip from launch of her new book "This Crazy Time". From Earthbeat radio reporter Daphne Wysham, Naomi Klein outside the White House, at Keystone XL Piepline protest. Exposes conspiracy to export Tar Sands oil to Europe, using cloak of American patriotism. With Indigenous Env. Network Dir. Tom Goldtooth and Tar Sands victims. Radio Ecoshock 110914 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB.
GROWING THROUGH THE STORM How can we adapt? 3 interviews. Lessons from Hurricane Irene, from Vermont prepper and Peak Oil shrink Kathy McMahon. It's not what you think. Then the original urban homesteaders, Jules Dervaes and family. How to grow tons of your own food on a standard city lot, plus tips for garden survival in "global wierding". Wraps up with more on food and social survival with Richard Heinberg, author of "The End of Growth". Radio Ecoshock 110907 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB.
CLIMATE: FOUR DEGREES OR MORE. How hot can we get? Are we headed for climate disaster? Disturbing speech by world's most influential climate scientist, Dr. Hans Joachim "John" Schellnhuber of the Potsdam Institute. Keynote at "Four Degrees or More" Conference Melbourne Australia July 12, 2011. New Science you must hear. Radio Ecoshock 110831 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB.
SUMMER 2011 SHOWS
THE MACHINERY OF CLIMATE DENIAL Investigation into climate science deniers by computer scientist Dr. John Mashey. Fake institutes, plagiarism, libel and lies to Congress stall awareness of climate danger - just like tobacco doubt. Speech (notes and charts) for PICS 110407 Vancouver. No music. Radio Ecoshock 110727 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
OIL and COAL - HOW MUCH LEFT? Geoscientist David Hughes, from Association for the Study of Peak Oil, Fellow Post Carbon Institute. Speech to Transition Toronto 110203. Expert analysis for North America and the world. Facts that determine our future. Song "Even If The End Is Near" Evan Greer. Radio Ecoshock 110720 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
MYTHS OF THE INDUSTRIAL FOREST Is biochar a scam? Why is big oil pushing biochar to "offset" Tar Sands emissions? Earthbeat reporter Daphne Wysham interviews Rachel Smolker. Then Daphne with Anne Petermann of globaljusticeecology.org on Stop GE Trees campaign. Ends with Dr. Helen Caldicott on nuclear disaster. Song "Hallowed Be Thy Ground" Casey Neill. Radio Ecoshock 110713 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
KILL THE CAR Escaping the religion of car domination. Yves Engler co-author of "Stop Signs. Cars and Capitalism on the road toeconomic, social and ecological decay". Auto addiction and way back. Panel with Vancouver Councillor David Cadman and Carmen Mils of stopthepave.org. Radio Ecoshock 110706 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
SPRING 2011 SHOWS
NUKES FAIL IN CLIMATE. DE-GROWTH BEST OPTION Floods threaten 2 reactors in Nebraska. Focus on Fort Calhoun plant, and owners Entergy, plus fire at Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab. New report from Fukushima questions if U.S. downplayed accident to save American economy. Second half: why wait till collapse? Two speakers on "De-Growth" from Vancouver Conference June 3. Dr. Bill Rees (ecological footprint) and Conrad Schmidt (Work Less Party). Ecoshock 110629 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
OCEAN EXTINCTION and AMERICAN FUKUSHIMA Part 1 27 IPSO scientists say we are heading toward a mass extinction event in the oceans. Caused by overfishing, pollution/deadzones, warming seas and ocean acidification. Prof. Chris Reid, Dr. Alex Rogers. Iinterview climate extinction expert Dr. Peter Ward. New climate song "Come Winter" by Ben Grosscup and Dan Inglis (written by Ethan Miller) Part 2 American Fukushima. U.S. NRC fails to enforce safety regs for decades. Interview with former NRC Commissioner Prof. Peter Bradford. Clips from Boston Panel with Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds and David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists. Audio courtesy of Turning Tide Productions and C-10 Foundation. Radio Ecoshock 110622 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE Why are so many bad things happening at once? The converging crisis with author Ellen Laconte - interview with lasting wisdom in troubled times. Then Vicky Wyatt, Greenpeace climate campaigner, on grave risks of deep oil drilling off Greenland. Like the BP disaster, more madness, from the same industry which caused the ice to retreat. Plus new science on heat tolerance in small creatures. Will warming drive them to extinction? SFU Scientists Jennifer Sunday and Nick Dulvy. Radio Ecochock 110615 1 hr CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
YOUR RENEWABLE ENERGY PATH NOW Two interviews with off-grid authors living outide the power grid,with a minimum of fossil fuels. Where to start with solar, heat pumps, wind, wood. Cam Mather from aztext.com, living in comfort off grid 14 years. From UK, Nick Rosen author of "Off the Grid" off-grid.com. Plus short clips latest from Noam Chomsky and Bill McKibben on climate crisis. Radio Ecoshock 110608 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB Lo-Fi 14 MB Song Clip: "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult.
NUKES, STORMS and FIGHTING BACK After Fukushima, making U.S reactors safer. Interview with nuclear engineer David Lochbaum from the Union of Concerned Scientists. His Congressional Testimony says it could happen in the USA. Recording of new speech by Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, after premiere of bio-film "Eco-Pirate: The Paul Watson Story". Plus reality radio from Virginia storm victim, with Earthbeat host Daphne Wysham. Radio Ecoshock 110603 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
FLOOD FIRE WIND - Climate Shift From the Weather Underground, meteorologist Jeff Masters (interview 17 min) explains killer tornadoes, record floods, Texas drought, with an eye to climate. Climate Progress blogger and energy expert Joe Romm (interview 22 min) on weather and climate, plus new science on "salt surges." Canadian wild fire expert Mike Flannigan (interview 13 min) on Boreal and Tundra fires. Radio Ecoshock 110527 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
FRACKING MYTHS and CLIMATE CAPITALISM
Part 1: After speaking in place of climate denier Exxon/Mobil CEO, author Richard Heinberg sticks a pin the fracking natural gas bubble. Followed by speech excerpt by David Hughes of Post Carbon Institute. Part 2: "Climate Capitalism" book by Hunter Lovins and co-author Professor Boyd Cohen. New business approach to climate change. Pokes Sacred Cows, loaded with real-world details. Speech by Cohen May 16. Radio Ecoshock 110520 1 hour, CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB.
FUKUSHIMA Poison Released According to mainstream media, the nuclear accident in Japan is over. Exactly the opposite is happening. TEPCO now admits all three reactors are melted down, containment breached, spewing radioactivity in both water and air. Historic high levels, mega radiation released again. Situation out of control. All news and analysis, with clips from Japanese TV, film "Nuclear Ginza", best of the blogs, plus new song "My Country" by Rachelle Van Zanten. Radio Ecoshock 110513 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Transcript in blog here.
CLIMATE Media and Learning New look at public health risks of climate change with Harvard's Dr. Paul Epstein (15 min) and Tim Tarako of SFU. Interview w. Andy Revkin (15 min) former environment reporter for the New York Times. Interview w. Vermont teacher Katy Farber (16 min) on "Service Learning" (good transition tool) and Captain Charles Saylan (5 min) on fixing env. education. Radio Ecoshock 110516 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 13 MB.
FUKUSHIMA DRAMA Are You Safe? Can we believe the Japanese on Fukushima dangers? Could another big wave of radiation his North America & Europe? A reactor-by-reactor report, plus geopolitics and your preparation. Complete news summary with under-reported stories, including Asian press. What might blow up? Radiation to the sea, impact on world economy. Rado Ecoshock 110429 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi. Transcript with all supporting links here.
FUKUSHIMA FACT and FANTASY Bonus 24 minute overtime feature on mythology of the Japanese nuclear disaster. Alex investigates frightening misuse of maps and scientists who made them. Plus blaming the American with HAARP, the Japanese nuke weapons program. CD Qualiity 22 MB or Lo-Fi 6 MB, Transcript with links here.
BILL MCKIBBEN Last Stand for Climate Founder of 350.org and author of "Eaarth" gives update and advice in this fresh speech recorded at UBC in Vancouver, Canada by Alex Smith. Selections from speech + some Q and A. Covers civil disobedience, fossil lobby, organizing, coming action day Sept 24th, and more. Radio Ecoshock 110422 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Download full speech here (55 min); Q and A here (24 min) Courtesy The Vancouver Institute.
FUKUSHIMA: NUCLEAR MUTINY Fukushima accident now Chernobyl-style Level 7. Analysis of risk and radiation by Arnie Gunersen, industry insider and whistleblower. Chat w. Calif. activist Ace Hoffman. Our food, mil, and water hit. Lots of unheard clips. Who is using this crisis to unseat power and make money? Ecoshock 110415 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB, Blog with links here.
FEAR and LOATHING IN FUKUSHIMA Will there be more explosions at reactors in Japan? What reached North America or Europe? What happens to that radwaste dumped into the Pacific? Japanese gov't withholds vital information. Interviews with Dr. John Large in UK, and Dr. Krzyztof Starosta of SFU, who measured radioactivity on the West Coast. Radio Ecoshock 110408 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB, Blog with links here.
JAPAN: TRIPLE MELTDOWN Confirmation 3 reactors damaged, melting down in Japan. Radioactivity spreads around the world. From Japanese TV, civil defense into tp protect yourself, breastfeeding, pregnancy, which veggies safe. News you don't hear. Economic impact serious, world-wide. Plus investigation into Diablo Canyon California reactor built on quake zone. Interviews with Rochelle Becker and Berkeley U lawyer Steven Weissman. Radio Ecoshock 110401 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB.
THE NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE CONTINUES Feature interview with Dr. Helen Caldicott, world-famous nuclear critic, on Japan accidents and world risk. Classic interview (27 min) Transcript. Plus "Peak Oil shrink" Kathy McMahon on coping with scary news, powering down, and her own nearby nuke plant. Interview 19 min. Show features under-reported news from Japan, plus song "Power From Above" by Dan Berggren. Radio Ecoshock 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
JAPAN: Twilight of the Nuclear Gods. Special on March 2011 nuclear disaster. Interviews with Nicole Foss, from "The Automatic Earth" with both financial and nuclear expertise, and Greenpeace nuclear campaigner Shawn Patrick. Plus loads of news clips on: withholding of information by Japanese government and utility Tepco; extreme risks of uncooled "spent" nuclear fuel storage; same risks in USA and Canada. Alternative voices. Radio Ecoshock 1103128 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Music "Tokyo" by Bruce Cockburn and new from Mother Mother "Stand".
THE AGE OF OCEAN WARMING 90% of global warming goes into the ocean. Heating seas change storms and species now, and for 100's of years into future. Dr. Josh Willis of NASA explains how. Dr. Alistair Hobday of CSIRO Australia on marine species impact. Biggest under-reported story of our times. Plus sample from "The Climate Show" New Zealand. Radio Ecoshock 110411 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Show blog with links here.
WICKED PROBLEMS AND Solutions. Wicked problems, like climate, energy, or economy - cannot be solved by normal science. We start with a new synthesis interview with Thomas Homer-Dixon. Then Webcast by Jerome Ravetz ("wicked science") and Valerie Brown ("Transition Science"). Ends with Eben Moglen on dream ot total global free speech. Radio Ecoshock 110304 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Blog with links here.
PEAK TROUBLE: Navigating the Chaos. News of unstable oil, climate, banking and regimes brings the question: are we ready, personally, for difficult times? Dr. Jeremy Leggett (21 min), oil geologist, former Greenpeace campaigner, solar entrepreneur on world energy. Analysis of EU and Libyan oil, arms trade. Then historian and psychotherapist Dr. Carolyn Baker (24 min) on new book "Navigating the Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition." Radio Ecoshock 110225 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Music bumpers new Radiohead album "King of the Limbs".
TRANSITION- The West Coast Scene. The Transition Movement - West Coast style. From Rob Hopkins in Totnes, UK, how it evolves in North America. Reports from Michael Brownlee, Boulder Colorado, Joanne Poyourow Village Los Angeles, Vandy Savage, Vancouver, Canada. Plus recording of Ann Pacey and Ross Moster at Village Vancouver meet-up. Ideas for your action plan. Radio Ecoshock 110218 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Population Overload Three voices for solutions for the population crisis. Lisa Hymas, (15 min) cofounder and Senior Editor of Grist.org on GINKs, Green-Inclined No Kids. Clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen L. Walker (19 min) - the good and bad of going childfree. Plus the grand-daddy of population movement, and author of "The Population Bomb" Dr. Paul Ehrlich (21 min), with a surprising new tool for handling world crisis. Radio Ecoshock 110211 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Song clip "2525" by Venice Beat.
RAPID POPULATION DECLINE - OR BUST Dr. Jack Alpert, from the Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory, says over populaton will bring riots, chaos, and billions of deaths in the next 10 years. We must slash world population. Alpert explores the maximum naturally sustainable number for Earth, and radical ways to get there. With 3 follow-up interviews with Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler, ecologist Vandy Savage, and Dr. Bill Rees, co-inventor of the "Ecological Footprint". Radio Ecoshock 110114 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Bed music: "Unrestrained Growth" by Buckethead, "Crying Eaarth" by Dana Pearson.
HELLO HARD TIMES Starts with a rant welcoming the new business Master of Washington. Then to Greenpeace Brazil, interview with Kiko Brito on the climate floods there. Feature interview with Nafeez Ahmed, author of "A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization." Ends with a speck of hope. Radio Ecoshock 110128 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 13 MB Music bed "Clubbed to Death" by Rob Dougan, "I've Got Mine" by Ry Cooder.
LIFE INTERRUPTED: Food, Floods and Escape. "World on Edge" - new book from Lester Brown. We talk food futures and climate. Prof. Matthew England, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney - on Australia's terrible floods. Our unstable future. Bill Powers drops out to a 12 by 12 cabin, finding himself in Nature. Radio Ecoshock 110121 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Song: "Talking Global Warming" by Smoky Dymny
AGAINST CIVILIZATION In his new film, former Democracy Now! videographer Franklin Lopez explains his anarchist call to end civilization by any means. Kick it over, deep-Green Derrick Jensen style. Then Alex mulls Net fear mongering of a military response - to riots by the new American poor. Radio Ecoshock 1 hour 110114, CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
Weird Weather and Chinese Consumers Why cold winters after the hottest year? And those Australian super-floods? Interview with Meterologist Jeff Masters, from The Weather Underground (#56 most popular site on the Net). Then Oxford Historian of modern China Karl Gerth on the big question: why did China turn to consumerism, coal and oil? Why not leap forward into clean energy? Can we survive it? Radio Ecoshock 110107 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB