Every day tankers and pipelines carry black gold to power industrial society. The coal trains and ships deliver more carbon for the great bonfire of humanity. We know for a certainty, if we keep on burning it all, our planet will become hot, stormy, ice-free with dying oceans and extinction for most big species. Including ourselves.
Now the question: how much can we use, before we tip the climate too far?
This is Radio Ecoshock with Alex Smith.
HERE ARE THE LINKS YOU’LL NEED FOR TODAY’S PROGRAM
Interview with scientist Bill Hare:
How much time left to burn fossil fuels? PRIMAP.ORG
George Monbiot column in UK’s Guardian newspaper
“How Much Should We Leave in the Ground?”
Radio Ecoshock series on Green Cities
Resilient Cities (Australia’s Dr. Peter Newman)
Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil
Richard Register and Anthony Perl
Building Madness (various speakers)
Urban Meltdown (Clive Doucet)
Speech (53 min)