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2012 Radio Ecoshock Show
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ECOSHOCK ANNUAL GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL Eclectic mix of voices found or sent in by the artists. Mood music for a climate-safe, species-friendly world. Radio Ecoshock 121229 1 hour in CD Quality (recommended for music) 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Blog with playlist here.
CLIMATE: ARCTIC THERMOSTAT BLOWS UP The Arctic thermostat for the world is broken, with record heat & emissions in 2012. Four speakers from Arctic Methane Emergency group film: Peter Wadhams, James Hansen, Natalia Shakhova, David Wasdell. Plus interview with AMEG member Paul Beckwith (29 min chat) from University of Ottawa. How polar ice-melt derails climate of Nothern Hemisphere, heading for uncontrollable heating. Radio Ecoshock 121219 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Blog with links here.
VICTORY GARDENS PAST AND FUTURE Food prices are rising due to climate, peak oil & poor economy. Best time to start your city on Victory Gardens. Speech by LaManda Joy to Great Lakes Bioneers tells how. With intro on food prices in Canada, UK, Australia, USA, clips from WWII garden propaganda. Radio Ecoshock 121212 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Blog with links here.
CLIMATE: ON THE ROAD TO EXTINCTION? Dr. Guy McPherson lays out the case in this speech at Bluegrass Bioneers in Kentucky. Then the World Bank says "Turn Down the Heat". Daphne Wysham on their coal addiction, and Olivia Maria Serdeczny from the Potsdam Institute in Germany, authors of the report for the Bank. Is collapse our best way out of a Hellish world? Radio Ecoshock 121205 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Blog with all the links.
THE CIA, NIGERIA AND GERMANY Three stories, 3 hosts, 3 continents. Prof. John D. Steinbruner (18 min) on new report to C.I.A. on disruptive climate change. Ecoshock's Gerri Williams with Jonathan Kaufman (23 min) EarthRights International about mutinational oil crime in Nigeria. Germany's green energy revolution: Daphne Wysham in Berlin with expert Hans Verholme (18 min). Radio Ecoshock 121128 1 hour. CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Blog with all the links.
KEVIN ANDERSON: WHAT THEY WON'T TELL YOU ABOUT CLIMATE CATASTROPHE Scientists & officials are not telling the public the awful truth: we are hurtling toward catastrophic climate change. A review, summary and critique of an earth-breaking speech by Professor Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre in Britain. Speaking at the Cabot Institute at the University of Bristol November 6, 2012, Anderson told the sold-out crowd our future is not possible. Radio Ecoshock 121114 1 hour. Full Anderson speech here. Slides for his talk here.
RAVAGING TIDE OR RENEWABLE WORLD? Can big cities like New York or Washington protect against storm surge and rising seas? 3 interviews. Mike Tidwell, author of "The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Coming Death of America’s Coastal Cities." Professor J. Court Stevenson, University of Maryland, on city surge defenses around the world. Daphne Wysham interviews German Green Parliamentarian Hermann Ott: leading the way to renewables before climate collapse. Radio Ecoshock 121107 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Blog here.
STORMS IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM Hurricane Sandy, coal & nukes - it's not pretty. From D.C. as storm hits, Earthbeat's Daphne Wysham on the climate connection. From Australia, Greenpeace's Georgina Woods on huge coal expansion. Then a Canadian plan to dump nuclear waste right next to Lake Huron & world's biggest running reactor. Radio Ecoshock 121031 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Blog with links here.
GEOENGINEERING THE OCEAN: SERIAL CLIMATE HACKING Climate hacker Russ George with indigenous Haida villagers dumps iron inot the sea - in a secret geoengineering project off Canada's west coast. Press conference by Haida Old Massett Village; interview Karen Wristen Living Oceans; Alex investigates with real scientists; Russ George with Guardian's Martin Lukacs. Radio Ecoshock 121024 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Blog with links & transcripts here.
COVERT GEOENGINEERING & WOMEN VS. TAR SANDS Jim Thomas of ETC Group on rogue geoengineering off Canada's West Coast by Russ George, former CEO of Planktos. "She Speaks: Indigenous women Speak Out Against Tar Sands" Eriel Deranger & Freda Huson + Suzanne Dhaliwal co-founder of UK Tar Sands Network. Radio Ecoshock 121017 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with bonus audio here.
FOOD AND REVOLUTION Three guests. Rob Stewart, Director of movie "Sharkwater" and now his latest "Revolution" - is the ocean dying? An international media briefing by Lester Brown of Earth Policy Institute about rising food prices & his new book "Full Planet, Empty Plates". Wes Regan on urban farming in the poorest neighborhood in Canada. Radio Ecoshock 121010 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog.
TOUGH TRANSITION From "The Farm" in Summertown, Tennessee, deep green thinker and activist Albert Bates on Tough Transition. Then one of the pioneers of localization and sustainable community, Dr. Mark Roseland. Alex reports on new ocean/climate movie to save... us. Rob Stewart's film "Revolution". Radio Ecoshock 121003 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
TRANSITION YOURSELF Ideas from America on starting a Transition Town. Ruah Wennerfelt, Steve Chase & host Mark Helpsmeet in live stage conversation. Plus Greg Pahl, author of "Power from the People, How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects." Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert on corporate corruption. Radio Ecoshock 120926 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
HEADING FOR AIR CONDITIONED HELL Who knew air conditioning could add another 20% to the world's emissions? High power use and nasty refrigerants. Stan Cox, author of "Losing Our Cool". Guus Velders, Netherlands Environment Agency, expert on ozone and climate. Michael Sivak, U. of Michigan, on global expansion of air conditioning. Music: "Mercy" by The Dave Matthews Band. Radio Ecoshock 120919 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi Show blog with links here.
ARCTIC MELT DOWN - Scientists Speak Out In 2012, the Arctic Sea Ice hit a stunning new record low. Rutgers scientist Jennifer Francis explains how this changes weather for billions of people in the Northern Hemisphere. Plus the Director of the Snow and Ice Data Center, Mark Serreze on record and Dr. Cecelia Bitz on what it means. Radio Ecoshock 120912 1 hr CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Blog with all the links here.
LOOKING FOR AN END Alex interviews Gareth Renowden, co-host of New Zealand's "The Climate Show" on the big stories. From Beijing, Li Yan, Greenpeace East Asia climate coordinator, on China's emissions and coal dependence. Plus "Tip of the Iceberg News" points you to important blog posts and audio you may have missed. Music from Deva Prewal. Radio Ecoshock 120905 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE Feature interview Daniel Rirdan, author of "The Blueprint, Averting Global Collapse." Get the interview in CD quality or Lo-Fi. Plus Brita Belli, editor of E Magazine "This Is Your Ocean on Acid". Plus Alex reports on media failure to report climate change during extreme weather. Music by Talking Heads. Radio Ecoshock 120704 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Show blog here.
PLANET SHIFT - NO RETURN Twenty one scientists say Earth approaches a "state shift". The ecosphere may change rapidly, never to return. Interview with Dr. Arne Mooers. Planetary Boundary talk at Rio +20 with Oxfam's Kate Raworth & Johan Rockstrom of Stockholm Resilience Insitutute. Interview with Austrlaian green home builder John Morgan. Radio Ecoshock 120627 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Show blog here.
WALKING AWAY FROM EMPIRE Professor Guy McPherson left the University of Arizona to pursue a sustainable off-grid life. We talk Peak Oil, climate change, species extinction - and ways to make a better world. Radio Ecoshock 120620 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Details in show blog.
TIME OF THE TECHNO FIX Michael Huesemann, co-author of "Techno-Fix: Why Technology Won't Save Us or the Environment" interviewed by The Extraenvironmentalist. Then "Alternative Radio" founder David Barsamian recorded in Vancouver: what should we do? Radio Ecoshock 120613 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog. David Barsamian in Vancouver speech April 15, 2012 1 hour 14 min The Extraenvironmentalist #37 1 hour 54 min
CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING ENVIRONMENTALIST Former Deputy Editor of "The Ecologist" magazine, UK deep green Paul Kingsnorth with a reading, followed by dialogue with green feminist Lierre Keith and famed eco-therapist and Gaian David Abram. From Orion Magazine webcast, hosted by Erik Hoffner. Stimulating and disturbing. Radio Ecoshock 120606 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Theme song: "White Flag" by Dido.
WHAT IF THE PERMAFROST THAWS? There is more carbon frozen in the far North than in all living things & the atmosphere combined. It had begun to thaw. Interview with Prof. Antoni Lewkowicz and Academy of Science speech by Dr. Charles Koven. Radio Ecoshock 120530 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Detailed show blog.
AS DARKNESS FLOURISHES Movie "The Big Fix" investigates BP Gulf oil spill. Interview with Director Josh Tickell. From India, S. Dutta on coal mega projects and protests there, compared to Occupy. Wrap up of speech on hidden Tar Sands impacts by Canadian scientist Dr. David Schindler. Plus GMO song by Superweed. Radio Ecoshock 120523 1 hr CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
WHY ARE FORESTS DYING? Whole forests are dying around the world from insects, drought, heat, fungus. Drivers are climate change and ozone pollution. New Jersey activist Gail Zawacki on ozone damage to trees, crops, and lungs. University of Illinois scientist Lisa Ainsworth on FACE CO2 impacts study about plants under a new carbon polluted atmosphere. Radio Ecoshock 120516 1 hr CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
EXIT ENVIRONMENTALISM? Alternative energy expert Robert Rapier explains the oil crisis, & why climate will hit us like a hurricane. Seth Moser-Katz and Justin Ritchie, podcasters from "The Extraenvironmentalist" - interview law Professor and Greenpeace icon Professor Michael M'Gonigle on his rethink called "exit environmentalism". Are we leaving Green, or leaving the system? Radio Ecoshock 120509 1 hr CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB.
IT'S WRONG TO WRECK THE WORLD From the University of Oregon, Kathleen Dean Moore delivers an artful talk about our attack on Nature, and hope of reviving love instead. Recorded in Vancouver. With readings from her work & original songs by Libby Roderick ("The Lifeboats Are Burning" and Tempting Eve ("We Are"). Radio Ecoshock 120502 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Show blog.
THE BEGINNING OF THE END Economic collapse will come before peak oil or climate disruption, says investment guru Chris Martenson, author of "Crash Course". Matthew Stein, author of "When Technology Fails" - how a solar flare could cripple society & set off 400 Chernobyls, and to fix it. Alex rants against 2012 mythology. Radio Ecoshock 120425 1 hour CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog.
FIRE! IN A CROWDED WORLD Wild fires from climate change cause still more warming. 3 experts from American Academy for the Advancment of Science February 19th Michael Flannigan, U of Alberta on fire and climate, from UBC medical unit, Dr. Michael Brauer on health & protection during smoke events. Tasmania's Fay Johnston estimates global deaths from smoke. Radio Ecoshock 120418 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog.
THE WORST PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD Could the collapse of the fuel pool at Fukushima Reactor #4 endanger the Northern Hemisphere? Nuclear industry executive Arnie Gundersen explains (interview). Then a top Canadian scientist exposes a scandalous government cover-up of poisons moving from the Tar Sands to dying aboriginal people. David Schindler speech excerpts. Plus a climate rant by comedian. Radio Ecoshock 120411 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog.
RELAPSE AND RECOVERY In a UN tour of Japan, green city expert Warren Karlenzig reports on recovery attempts after tsunami & nuclear melt-down (Karlenzig interview). Anti-nuke activist Helen Caldicott at Occupy EPA rally (with Gerri Williams)(interview). Susanne Moser on "Getting Real About It" (a troubled future, including a damaged climate)(Moser interview). Radio Ecoshock 120404 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog.
SUMMER IN MARCH Alex investigates a heat wave in North America and Britain - in March! Guests Joe Romm of "Climate Progress" (17 min CD quality or Lo-Fi) & Jeff Masters of "the Weather Underground" (15 min CD quality or Lo-Fi). Plus University of Michigan Professor Raymond De Young on relocalization and mental survival (23 min CD quality or Lo-Fi). Includes a naughty song by climate scientists. Radio Ecoshock 120328 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Show blog.
GO GREEN MEDIA How can we be optimistic, facing global challenges? Publisher of The Mother Earth News & Utne Reader, Bryan Welch explains, with his book "Beautiful and Abundant". Ecoshock's Gerri Williams takes us to the D.C. Environmental Film Festival. Interview with Harry Lynch (21 min), Director of "Switch" on the search for energy replacements. Alexandra Cousteau on National Geographic film "Blue Planet North America Expedition" and Robert Cole producer of "Potomac American Reflections". Radio Ecoshock 120321 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog.
FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER - ONE YEAR LATER Government lies, continuing radiation, and three reactors still out of control. Nuclear expert Arnold Gundersen, just back from Japan, on risk, problems with Japanese response, and his tests showing Tokyo residents walking on nuclear waste. Then two Japanese citizen activists working Fukushima: Aya Marumori (who apologizes to the world) and Wataru Iwata, who runs independent testing for worried parents & schools of air, food, and bodies. Radio Ecoshock 120314 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog.
PRIVATE SPIES - WIKILEAKS OUTS STRATFOR Private spy agency Stratfor revealed by Wikileaks release of millions of emails hacked by Anonymous. Privatization of government documents, some classified, for sale to corporations & foreign governments. Spying on NGO's including the Yes Men and & Bhopal victim charities. Many speakers, including Julian Assange. Best of London press conference February 27, 2012. Radio Ecoshock 120307 1 hr CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB.
FREE THE SCIENTISTS! Dr. John Mashey investigates the right-wing billionaires & corporations who pay "charities", bloggers, & old weathermen to deny climate science - the Heartland Institute scandal. Canadian journalist Margaret Munro on government muzzling scientists. Union of Concerned Scientists' Francesca Grifo tells how lobbyists kill enviro & health protection in U.S. Radio Ecoshock 120229 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
ARCTIC EMERGENCY Global Threat Three interviews with 3 top climate scientists: Carlos Duarte, award-winning oceanographer; Peter Wadhams, arctic sea ice specialist at Cambridge; carbon & methane expert David Archer, U. of Chicago and RealClimate.org. Each evaluates the possibility of a sudden methane burst raising global temperatures, and other Arctic risks. Radio Ecoshock 120215 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
FRACKING: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY Gasland Director Josh Fox arrested in Congress. Fracking Hearing speakers Rep Harris (R-MD), Rep Miller (D-NC), Kathleen Sgamma (industry). Hear John Fenton, whose well was poisoned by fracking in Pavillion Wyoming, presented by WORC. Theo Colborne of TEDX reveals little-known AIR pollution from fracking. Interview with EPA whistleblower Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, inspiration for the No Fear Act. Radio Ecoshock 120208 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB More audio in show blog.
PLANTING FOREVER (for Peak Oil and climate change) How will we grow food as oil dwindles, and climate changes? Wes Jackson of the Land Institute speech at ASPO 2011 finds a way. Plus critique of soil carbon solutions and biochar by Australian scientist Dr. Michael Raupach of CSIRO. Radio Ecoshock 120201 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
FROM OIL TO OCCUPY "Oil Free Coast" 3 speakers against Tar Sands pipelines and tankers in Canada, including First Nations. Then on-scene audio from Occupy Wall St West in San Francisco Jan 20th. Awaiting arrest, and crowd microphones against corporate takeover. Radio Ecoshock 120125 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
THE BRUTAL LOGIC OF CLIMATE CHANGE "The future is impossible" says Dr. Kevin Anderson, former Director of UK's top climate research institute, the Tyndall Centre. Speech in London lays out our awful tilt toward an unlivable climate. Followed by discussion with Washington's Dr. William Calvin. Radio Ecoshock 120118 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or LoFi 14 MB
CLIMATE MAY FORCE HUMAN EVOLUTION We journey into the deep past, to find the future, with Dr. Andrew Glikson, former Principal Research Scientist, for the Australian Geological Survey Organization. He's an expert on past extinction events, climate, and asteroid hits. Full length interview. Then neurobiologist Dr. William Calvin from Washington University, author of "Global Fever, How to Treat Climate Change" plus remarks by Dr. Colin Campbell. Find all the links at http://ecoshock.info/ - Radio Ecoshock 120111 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
OIL SHOCK: LIVING IN A NO-GROWTH WORLD High oil prices lead to no-growth global economy. If China grows, the West must shrink, meaning unemployment, disappointment, insolvent governments. Two speeches from ASPO 2011 in Washington: Jeff Rubin, former CIBC investment guru and Chalres Maxwell of Weeden Co. Neither Peak Oil speaker mentions climate change. Why not? We interview Italian ASPO founder, author of "Limits to Growth Revisited" and climate watcher Ugo Bardi. ASPO USA recordings by Gerri Williams. End music "Change Change*" by Thistle. Radio Ecoshock 120104 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB