IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER… starting with our most recent show

2017 SEASON

Things to Do on the Way to Apocalypse Mar. 22, 2017 – Welcome to Radio Ecoshock. We begin with a startling way to reduce carbon in the atmosphere. Dr. Peter Kelemen, of Columbia University reports from his field work in Oman. Then – are you dreaming of moving to the country? We get tips from Jill Winger at her Prairie Homestead in Wyoming. All that, plus a couple of answers for climate doubters, from Professor Jim White – in this week’s Radio Ecoshock. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170322 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

They Drove Off the Climate Cliff Mar. 15, 2017 – Climate scientist Paul Beckwith says we are already off the cliff, falling into dangerous climate change. We get new science and the big picture. Then hear best-selling author Caleb Warnock on the new drive to grow your own… food. He’s got a garden out there in the Utah winter, with no heat. Hey there, here is another mind-rocking show for you. This week, I got hammered by some awful news from some great climate science, so I took my troubles to University of Ottawa climate scientist Paul Beckwith. We get a cutting edge education. Then we’ll try and heal with real food you can grow yourself. Our guest Caleb Warnock is a best-selling author. He’ll tell us how humans fed themselves without fossil fuels for centuries. We hear how to grow food year-round including cold winters and summers made hotter by global warming. Take the green way out, with Radio Ecoshock. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170315 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Boiling Frogs and Black Swans Mar. 8, 2017 – Now that climate change has arrived, why don’t we act? UK philosopher and Green politician Rupert Read. Then Safa Motesharrei from the University of Maryland shows how humans tilt the climate picture toward collapse, including via wealth inequality. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170308 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

How and Why Collapse Happens Mar. 1, 2017 – We take our civilization for granted. But it’s fragile and pushing way beyond sustainable limits. How and why do civilizations collapse? In this program, we’ll hear from specialists who studied the end times of the Indus civilization of India and Pakistan, and the Maya of Central America. Then we’ll wrap up with a tough solution for our tough problems: a new book outlines how we could use World War Two style mobilization to save the climate and the ecosphere from their developing collapse. Our three guests are Cameron Petrie, Takeshi Inomata, and Laurence Delina. You are tuned to the Radio Ecoshock special on collapse – how, why, and how to avoid it. That’s three interviews. Let’s get going. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170301 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Great Acceleration Feb. 22, 2017 – New science shows humans have left the stable patterns of former climates. From the Stockholm Resilience Center, Owen Gaffney explains. As Australia burns with heat, Tasmanian scientist David Bowman reveals great regions of the world where fire will strike. They call it “the great acceleration”. In 1950 human activity departed from the old cycle of ice and warmer times into a new geological age. We don’t know what it will be like, or how far it will go toward an ice-free world. But now we have the formula – in new science presented in this program. Then we go to Australia, where burning heat has created the ultimate fire conditions. That will happen more and more not only in Australia, but in North America, the Mediterranean and Russia. We’ll talk extreme fires. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170222 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Life, Death & Climate Damage Feb. 15, 2017 – Will climate change affect women more than men? Is it really a gender issue? From the University of Western Australia, feminist geographer and IPCC contributor Petra Tschakert. Plus Swedish scientist Erik Bjorn: why a neurotoxin will pour into the seas as climate warms. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170215 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate: Breaking the Silence Feb. 8, 2017 – “Beyond the Green Zone” war reporter Dahr Jamail covers climate change like no other. His stories and his story. Then Peruvian climate activist and feminist Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Acha adds another fresh perspective. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170208 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall Feb. 1, 2017 – Extreme rains will breach to unseen levels, says new science led by Dr. David Neelin from University of California. Our cities and farms are not ready. Arnie Gundersen on his trip to Fukushima Japan, and the risks of Trump with the nuclear codes. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170201 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Scribblers of Climate Truth Jan. 25, 2017 – What is happening and what is coming? Alex’s guest is risk analyst, published author, and host of Robert Scribbler’s Blog. From the worst fears to faint glimmers of hope, the hunt for climate truth. Plus short clips of Dr. Michael Mann (when money buys anti-science) and Dr. Jennifer Francis (a new Arctic feedback). Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170125 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Winter of Climate Change Jan. 18, 2017 – Unconventional climate science predicted harsh winters in N. Hemisphere. Expert Judah Cohen explains how this happens in a warming world. Then: the super warming gas methane only lasts 10 years. But it drives centuries of sea level rise, says Dr. Kristen Zickfelt. We need to control methane – and that’s not what the frackers and pipeline operators want to hear. We will find out why this winter in the Northern Hemisphere has been so cold in so many places, despite global warming. If you have been shivering, you’ll want to hear this. We have a top expert who predicts the secrets of winters for governments, corporations and the military. Then we’ll get more new science with the stunning news that greenhouse gases like methane can keep the sea rising for centuries, even though the gas itself disappears from the atmosphere in ten or twelve years. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170118 in CD Quality or Lo-Fi

Climate Denial Is Human Jan. 11, 2017 – Genius medical researcher Ajit Varki on his book “Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind.” Erika Spanger-Siegfried from the Union of Concerned Scientists on American military bases endangered by rising seas. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170111 in CD Quality or Lo-Fi

The Trouble with Billionaires (replay) Jan. 4, 2017 – Our topic this week: “The Trouble with Billionaires, Why Too Much Money at the Top Is Bad for Everyone.” You’ll hear directly from the authors of that book, tax Professor Neil Brooks, and journalist Linda McQuaig. Now that Donald Trump appointed scads of multi-billionaires to run the American government, we need to hear this Radio Ecoshock replay from 2010. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170104 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.


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