IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER… starting with our most recent show
ANNUAL GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 Alex spins up 14 of the best enviro songs for the year. Everything from anti-fracking songs to climate music, radiation, etc. Meant for musical activism and enjoyment! Radio Ecoshock 131225 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi Show blog with playlist here.
WHY IS THE WEATHER SO CRAZY? Climate scientist Paul Beckwith explains weather distortion & spurt of Arctic methane. NOAA’s Dr. Richard Feely on threat of ocean acidification. Radio Ecoshock 131218 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all links here.
UGLY TIMES FOR UGLY MINES Alex on crazy plan to dump all Fukushima radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. Then correspondent Gerri Williams interviews enviro laywer Paula Maccabee from waterlegacy.org about proposed Polymet mine in N. Minnesota. Plus Bill Carter, author of “Boom, Bust Boom” on damaging mines around the world. Radio Ecoshock 131211 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog here.
YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING Official figures greatly underestimate global heating. Robert Way explains groundbreaking new paper. The EPA likewise low-balled methane emissions in the U.S. by half. Harvard’s Scot Miller on new science. UK photojournalist Robert Leslie on “Stormbelt” – the decline of the southern states. Radio Ecoshock 131204 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all links here.
COOL SOLUTIONS FOR A HOT PLANET It’s a quick one-two punch this week. Later we’ll hear from the and only Albert Bates on the wonder of biochar and how it might save the world climate. But first, an Australian expert, Dr. Elizabeth Hanna explains how humans die off in a hotter world. Radio Ecoshock 131127 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with all the links here.
DIRTY ACTIVISM What happens when millions of urban Americans decide to grow food? Soil activist Nance Klehm on “dirty activism” – reclaiming a city waste stream to make new gardens. Why is it illegal? Plus: Fukushima update from Alex & stimulating new green music. Radio Ecoshock 131120 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with all the links here.
SHOPPING THE PLANET TO DEATH A Growthbusters producer Dave Gardner on municipal growth ponzi schemes. Plus hot green “sermon” on direct action vs consumer stupor by Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping. Radio Ecoshock 131113 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with all the links here.
DESPERATELY SEEKING SOLUTIONS A medley of ways. From New Zealand, green alternative economy with Laurence Boomert. Dr. Sharon Gourdji, U of Fla. on crops & climate. Josh Fox (Gasland) riff on fracking. Pacific growing expert Lorene Edwards Forkner. Radio Ecoshock 131030 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with all the links here.
CLIMATE CATASTROPHE PAST AND FUTURE Dr. Peter Ward, author of 14 books, on 4 past extinctions from global warming. Dr. Morgan Schaller of Rutgers on sudden heating 55 million years ago: Earth warmed 5 degrees C. in 13 years. Could it happen again? Plus Stephanie Goodwin of Greenpeace, “Arctic 30” protesters held for months in a Russian prison. Radio Ecoshock 131023 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with all the links here.
I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE Emerging threats analyst and author Robert Marston Fanney on new frontiers of climate change. Dr. Alex Rogers of Oxford: State of the Oceans 2013.131016 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with all the links here. Popular program, heavily downloaded.
CARRY ON THROUGH THE CRASH Economy and energy blogger Nicole Foss from The Automatic Earth; J.B. MacKinnon co-author of the 100-Mile diet: what nature was, is now, and will be. South Dakota youth organizer Jenna Grey Eagle looks for a Power Shift. Radio Ecoshock 131009 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with all the links here.
POWER DOWN OR POWER SHIFT Energy guru Richard Heinberg on his new book “Snake oil, How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future.” Plus Powershift 2013 youth activists Adam Hall from coal country, and DC’s Brian Menifee on Ecojustice. Radio Ecoshock 131002 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with all the links here.
COLORADO FLOODS & CLIMATE COLLAPSE The biggest climate-driven extreme weather event since Katrina – Boulder’s Carolyn Baker reports on fracking leaks, climate, economic hit. Plus Calif. songwriter Dan Imhoff on new album “Agraria”. Radio Ecoshock 130925 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
CAN WE ESCAPE? From U of Arizona, Gary Nabhan growing in hotter, drier times. Ecoshock D.C. correspondent Gerri Williams on getting out of town. From Boulder, Carolyn Baker on the flash floods. Radio Ecoshock 130918 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with all the links here.
CLIMATE & FUKUSHIMA: WHERE ARE WE NOW? Radio Ecoshock returns. Analysis of climate by Paul Beckwith, U of Ottawa. Arnie Gundersen updates Fukushima leaks and radioactive plume in the Pacific. Radio Ecoshock 130911 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog with all the links here.
GLOBAL HEAT EMERGENCY. Special podcast only (not broadcast on radio). Record heat is encircling the Northern Hemisphere, from Japan through North America to Europe. The long climate emergency begins now. Details on thousands dying, in this special appeal by Alex Smith to friends and supporters of the program, issued July 19, 2013. 20 minutes in CD quality. Blog with links here.
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RISING HEAT RISING SEAS State of climate science notes (Richard Alley); feature on rising seas – Francesca Rheannon of “Writer’s Voice” interviews Brian Fagan, author of “The Attacking Ocean.” Plus Alison Martin from the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy on endangered farm animals. Radio Ecoshock 130717 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. More links in show blog here.
IN THESE LATTER DAYS Leave fossil fuels in the ground or roast. But how? Carbon expert Mike Berners-Lee interviewed on his new book “The Burning Question. We Can’t Burn Half the World’s Oil, Coal and Gas. So How Do We Quit? Guest host Greg Moffitt of legalise-freedom.com Radio Ecoshock 130710 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). More in show blog here.
PREPARING PERSONAL SOLUTIONS Are your clothes safe? Alina Bartell, owner of The Natural Clothing Company advises on fabrics, chemicals, and organic clothes. Dr. Joe Alton, MD on learning emergency medicine “when help doesn’t come”. Woody Tasch helps develop local food with “slow money“. Radio Ecoshock 130703 1 hour CD Quality or Lo-Fi. More in show blog here.
START SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR American author of Aquaponic Gardening Sylvia Bernstein on union of fish and veggies. Publisher of Mother Earth News Bryan Welch‘s optimism of doing. Canada’s oil capital shut down by climate change. Radio Ecoshock 130626 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
GROWING THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE From the Mother Earth News Fair, we hear about Life on the “Farmstead.” Lisa Kivirist turning your dreams of small scale food into a living in Wisconsin. Lisa has tips for us all. Then we go solar with author & speaker Dan Chiras, plus solar electrician Brad Burkhartzmeyer– the questions you would ask are answered. Radio Ecoshock 130619 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here. Full 18 minute Burhartzmeyer on solar interview here.
CIVILIZATION: CHANGE IT OR LEAVE IT Can we return to the primitive? Miles Olson on personal rewilding. Asoka Bandarage on “middle way” out of collapse. Organic grow and cook w. Barbara Damrosch of Four Season Farm. Radio Ecoshock 130612 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
WILL HUMANS GO EXTINCT SOON? Investigating claims of near-term extinction for humans. Clips from Guy McPherson, John D. Cox, Dr. David Archer. Interview w. John Michael Greer. Analysis of predictions by Malcolm Light formerly with the Arctic Methane Emergency Group (AMEG). Radio Ecoshock 130605 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
WILD HUMANS (Doing Wild Things) National Geographic reporter Scott Wallace on trips to deep Amazon for his book “The Unconquered”. How oil, gold, and illegal logging chase the last uncontacted tribes. Plus reports on Canadian Boreal failure (Nicole Rycroft of Canopy), serial climate hacker Russ George, and shaping Nature in the city. Radio Ecoshock 130529 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
WHO WILL CONTROL THE CLIMATE OF THE WORLD? Australian author Clive Hamilton on geoengineering & his new book “Earthmasters“. Plots by big oil, Bill Gates & nuke scientists. Shocking new science shows Arctic could melt at current carbon levels. Plus world-wide growth of bike sharing with Janet Larsen of Earth-Policy Institute. Radio Ecoshock 130522 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
UNBURNABLE: RISKY FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENTS VS. CLIMATE CRISIS. Two new reports say climate change could cause the next financial crisis? From London, Bob Ward, LSE lead author of “Unburnable: Carbon 2013: Wasted capital and stranded assets.” From Australia’s Climate Institute, John Connor on coal’s risky future. Plus Nancy LaPlaca: why does Arizona burn so much coal? Radio Ecoshock 130515 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
FRACKING: SACRIFICE ZONES OF THE AMERICAN WEST Four voices from the Bakken shale lands. Polluting oil & gas extraction impacts in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana & North Dakota. The dark side of the fracking boom. Radio Ecoshock 130508 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
THE NEW AGE OF SUPER FIRES Silviculturalist John Betts explains strange unstoppable forest fires. Then Nicole Rycroft, Exec Dir of enviro group “Canopy”. Why they quit talks with industry, as logging ravages the Canadian Boreal forest. Plus MD Donald B. Louria says loss of faith in the future can kill. Radio Ecoshock 130501 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here. Youtube video of Betts interview here, or Rycroft here.
BURYING THE FUTURE: TAR SANDS, PIPELINES & MELTING ARCTIC Canadian scientist Paul Beckwith explains how the Arctic warming emergency is changing your weather. But first, the story of an anti-pipeline media warrior, John Bolenbaugh in his own words. The leaks, scandals and deaths behind Tar Sands pipelines. Radio Ecoshock 130424 1 hour. CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
COPING: CLIMATE ANXIETY. PREPARING: FOOD DEHYDRATION How to cope with climate despair. UK psychotherapist & co-founder of Carbon Conversations, Rosemary Randall. Then a practical alternative to industrial food: learn to dehydrate in season with traditional cooking expert Wardeh Harmon. Radio Ecoshock 130417 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
GREEN SEAS, GOOD FOOD, BAD NUMBERS. Serial climate hacker Russ George’s office raided. Nick Saul takes food banks to a whole new level – feeding citizens during tough times. UC Berkeley political scientist Dr. Martha Campbell – how economists & women’s advocates helped enable the next population explosion. Radio Ecoshock 130410 1 hour. CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
GREEN MEDLEY: CLIMATE, POPULATION, OFF-GRID American scientist Virginia Burkett: violent weather could damage the fossil fuel infrastructure we currently count on. Activist Dave Foreman speaks out: human overpopulation versus the wild. Sheri Koones on her book “Prefabulous & Almost Off the Grid”. Radio Ecoshock 130403 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
FROM GROWING GREENS TO FUKUSHIMA Expert urban gardening tips from John Kohler, host of popular “Growing Your Greens” channel on You tube. Then speech by Dr. Helen Caldicott March 12, 2013 on medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Radio Ecoshock 130327 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
DANGEROUS MYTHS OF FUKUSHIMA It isn’t over. Danger to women, children, wildlife. Selections from symposium “The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident” New York March 11-12 by Helen Caldicott Foundation & Physicians for Social Responsibility. Radio Ecoshock 130320 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
CITIZENS LOBBY WITH LIFE ON THE BRINK As emissions hit new record, Citizens Climate Lobby Exec. Dir. Mark Reynolds teaches people to lobby the government for sane policy, like Hansen’s “Tax and Dividend”. Philip Cafaro on new book “Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation.” Radio Ecoshock 130313 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
SPECIAL NEWS BRIEFING: POISONED FLAG Two U.S. sailors tell their stories of being poisoned with radioactivity aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. From NYC conference March 11, 2013 “The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident” by Helen Caldicott Foundation and Physicians for Social Responsiblity. Podcast only. Press briefing 28 minutes in CD Quality or Lo-Fi.
GROWING INDOORS UNDER LIGHTS From herbs to food under new high tech, low-energy lighting. Inventor Philip Be’er (interview 34 min). We can lower emissions by growing our own. Plus small scale farmer, author & anthropologist Walter Haugen (interview 11 min). Song by Australian band Pagan Love Cult. Radio Ecoshock 130306 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Blog here.
HOW WILL WE POWER THE FUTURE? In-depth interview with Nobel Laureate Robert B. Laughlin on his book “Powering the Future: How We Will Eventually Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow.” Dr. Rose M. Cory‘s new science on positive feedback loop discovered in the melting Arctic. Plus song “No Such Thing As Waste” by Australia’s Formidable Vegetable Sound System. Radio Ecoshock 130227 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Blog here.
SURVIVOR SOUL FOOD African American culinary historian Michael W. Twitty interviewed by Gerri Williams on black crops, climate change, & safe seeds. K. Rashid Nuri from Truly Living Well urban farm in Atlanta, Georgia. Music by Mavis Staples (“Down in Mississippi”) & Memphis Gold (“Mississippi Flatlands”). Radio Ecoshock 1 hour 130220 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
LIVING ON THE EDGE Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, is the father of “biodiversity”.visits Radio Ecoshock. Then science vs. spirituality with Dr. Carolyn Baker She says: go positive in a negative world. Alex investigates why millions of people can’t come up with $500. Song “Mother Nature” by Kukulcan. Radio Ecoshock 130213 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB show blog here.
IS THE WORLD GOING CRAZY, OR IS IT JUST ME? Journalist and scientist Andrew Freedman from Climate Central what new science is saying about freaky 2013 weather. Plus Dr. Kathy McMahon “the Peak Oil Shrink” Kathy tells us about Nicole Foss, “sucky collapse”, and a surprising turn in her own life. Radio Ecoshock 130206 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
A WARNING FROM THE FUTURE Scientist Dr. David Karoly says record heat & fires in Australia are a warning to the world. “The bug guy” U. of Maryland’s Dr. Michael Raupp on insects in a warming world. Steven Davis explains why climate solutions advanced just 9 years ago are no longer possible. Radio Ecoshock 130130 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
CAN WE AVOID COLLAPSE? “Population Bomb” author & Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich on his Royal Society Paper “Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?” From Tasmania, forest expert Dr. David Bowman: wild fires drive more global warming. Economist John Talberth suing the U.S. Government over risky ocean oil leases in the Arctic. Three interviews from a world of trouble. Radio Ecoshock 130123 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Show blog here.
WHY IS THE ECONOMY SHRINKING? The spiral of climate change, peak energy, and economic crisis, with author Richard Heinberg. Fresh interview on giant new book “Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth”. Followed by speech to Chicago Bioneers “Life After Growth: Why the Economy Is Shrinking and What to Do About It”. Radio Ecoshock 130116 1 hour. CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi Show blog here. You tube video of interview with book samples Part 1 and Part 2
BURNING THE FUTURE Fires in Tasmania, typhoons in the Philippines, Mexican coal criminals – another work week for Radio Ecoshock. Environmental journalist for the Nation, Mark Hertsgaard on book “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth”. Robert M. Hirsch of U.S. Geological Survey on real cause of floods. Radio Ecoshock 130109 1 hour CD Quality or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
DRAGGING HOPE FROM THE MESS After a look at weird weather around the world, passionate pleas from people victimized by nuke waste & plutonium. Recorded at NIRS Conference Chicago 121201. Then “Your Environmental Road Trip” film director Ben Evans on great solutions found at the grass roots. Radio Ecoshock 130102 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi Blog with playlist, sources and song notes here.
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