IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER… starting with our most recent show
WINTER 2015 SEASON
THE ENGINES OF LIFE HIT STALL SPEED The world could warm 17 degrees hotter – scientist Thomas J. Goreau. Plus America’s most dangerous nuclear reactor, Indian Point 25 miles from New York City. Lawyer/activist Susan Hito-Shapiro. Radio Ecoshock 150121 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
GREEN DREAMS – FUTURE OR FANTASY? Green Dreams – Future or Fantasy? UK guest host Greg Moffitt interviews scientist David Fridley, from Berkeley National Lab and the Post-Carbon Institute. Radio Ecoshock 150114 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
GREEN REALITY VS OZZIE ZEHNER Green tech investor Dan Miller, and host Alex Smith answer Ozzie Zehner’s claims the green energy is an “illusion”. Radio Ecoshock 150107 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
FALL 2014 SEASON
GREEN ILLUSIONS – OZZIE ZEHNER Is the whole “green energy” game just an extension of the fossil fuel industry, dressed up in green clothing? Speech by Ozzie Zehner at 2012 Authors at Google series. Radio Ecoshock 141231 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
WE CAN’T ALL GO BACK TO THE LAND A journey to the “Ecoreality” post-peak-oil community, with UBC Campus Radio. Plus rap star Baba Brinkman’s new album “The Rap Guide to Wilderness”. Radio Ecoshock 141224 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
STORMS OF RIGHT NOW Hurricane Sandy, climate & coming superstorms: Kathryn Miles & Dr. Adam Sobel. Plus new science says our carbon hits in 10 years, not a generation later. Dr. Katharine Ricke. Radio Ecoshock 141217 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
ECO HORROR UK “eco-horror” novelist Joseph D’Lacey living after the Apocalypse. Stanford’s Dr. Mary Kang: oil & gas pipes leak methane after shutdown. Scientist Michael Mann‘s take on “The Newsroom” climate doom. Radio Ecoshock 141210 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
RUNNING OUT OF FUTURE Super scientist Kevin Trenberth on why oceans now hottest in recorded history, why that can make Europe colder. Stephen Leahy: we bankrupt water supplies with consumer purchases. Rob Aldrich on a generation with Nature Deficit Disorder Radio Ecoshock 141203 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
THE ANTHROPOCENE AND TECHNO-UTOPIA From Berlin, top enviro journalist Christian Schwagerl on his controversial new book “The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet”. Then two eco-feminists, Charlene Spratnak and Susan Griffin on “Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of The Earth”. Radio Ecoshock 141126 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
HEALING GREEN DESPAIR? A new green biography of eco-billionaire Ted Turner, with author Todd Wilkinson. Kathleen Dean Moore offers a medicine for green despair. Writer and owl biologist Tim Fox sees humans as the unstoppable flood. Radio Ecoshock 141119 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
STOLEN FUTURE, BROKEN PRESENT David Collings, book our “Stolen Future and Broken Present”. From Sweden, forest expert Martin Persson says tropical deforestation is still stripping the planet – for us, for consumers in rich countries. Finnish intellectual Olli Tammilehto asks can we can survive a system which rewards the rich with a license to commit ecocide? Radio Ecoshock 141112 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
THE WORLD OF RADICAL FACTS Super-scientist Mark Jacobson from Stanford explains soot-causing warming + a way to run the world on clean energy by 2030. We visit an Ultra-Mega coal power plant in India with Sierra Club’s Nicole Ghio. Manzoor Qadir on the farm soil loss larger than France since 1990. Radio Ecoshock 141105 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
AVOIDING THE WORST Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen: Fukushima continues to irradiate the Pacific. Plume reaching West Coast. Where is next American Fukushima? Diablo Canyon in California? Then Naomi Klein‘s new vision “This Changes Everything” Radio Ecoshock 141029 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
TALK IN TWISTED TIMES Frank Rotering‘s desperate strategy to split the rich and plunge the world economy into steep contraction. Gail Zawacki campaigns against ozone smog. Radio Ecoshock 141022 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
FUTURE PAST Latest climate science with 3 interviews: Bojana Bajzelj of Cambridge finds raising food for 9 billion will take all our carbon emissions. Benjamin Blonder tells us how the current plant world was shaped by the last big meteorite hit. Eelco Rohling: sea level rose 5 meters (16 ft) in the last big warming melt. Radio Ecoshock 141008 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
HOT NEWS FROM AN OVERHEATED PLANET 52% of wildlife lost since 1970. Cost of climate change forum with Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Jack Lew. Update on climate march and results. Plus climate poetry and new song by Neil Young. Radio Ecoshock 141008 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
WHY LIE TO OURSELVES ABOUT METHANE? Top scientists plead with US government to stop minimizing methane with out-dated measurement, with Mickey Moritz. Mark Shapiro on his new book “Carbon Shock”. Andrew Beath on a new creation story – based on reality. Radio Ecoshock 140924 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
IS GLOBAL COLLAPSE IMMINENT? Worrying new study by Australian academic Graham M. Turner. Linda Doman from US Energy Information Administration says world will burn 30% more oil and gas in 2040. Marc-Andre Parisien from the Canadian Forest Service tells us about record mega-fires in the Canadian far north. Radio Ecoshock 140924 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
HUMAN EXTINCTION? NOT SO MUCH. The case against going extinct soon due to extreme climate change & human impacts. Science journalist Scott K. Johnson and counter-culture podcaster KMO. Radio Ecoshock 140917 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
NEAR-TERM HUMAN EXTINCTION: MAKING THE CASE Retired ecology Professor Guy McPherson says extreme climate change will wipe out humans before 2050. Psychologist Carolyn Baker says grieve now for lost future. Environmental Horticulturist Kim Eierman on eco-beneficial home planting. Radio Ecoshock 140910 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
HIGH ARCTIC THREAT & ECO-ANXIETY Disturbing climate news from high Arctic with scientist Paul Beckwith. Handling eco-anxiety with Susie Burke of Australian Psychological Society. Radio Ecoshock 140903 kicks off new fall season in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
SPRING AND SUMMER 2014 SEASON
I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE (REPLAY) Emerging threats analyst and author Robert Marston Fanney on new frontiers of climate change. Dr. Alex Rogers of Oxford: State of the Oceans 2013. Radio Ecoshock 131016 1 hour in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
DESPERATELY SEEKING SOLUTIONS (Replay) 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 140730 (replay from October 30, 2013) 1 hour in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog with all the links here.
THE WORLD BURNS IN SILENCE The cultural taboo against talking about global warming – George Marshall. Report on world fires and global smoke July 2014. Review of movie “Snowpiercer” by Gerri Williams. New song: Time of Trials by Alex Smith. Radio Ecoshock 140723 1 hour in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog with all the links here.
THE BIG PICTURE – LIKE IT OR NOT In “best of” Radio Ecoshock interviews, Dr. Tim Garrett says civilization must collapse to avert devastating climate change. Dr. Peter Ward says Nature may not have friendly plans for us. Radio Ecoshock 140716 1 hour in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog with all the links here.
CRASHING CLIMATE NEWS. Plutocrats admit U.S. economy is “Risky Business” during climate change. It will not be safe to go outside. Cambridge Polar expert Peter Wadhams on Arctic methane burst. New climate song “Too Hot.” Radio Ecoshock 140709 1 hour in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog with all the links here.
CLIMATE CHANGE BUSTS OUT. What America believes about global warming, with Edward Maibach of George Mason U. Alex Smith on global threats with John Betz, KOPN radio. New climate song from 70’s hit-maker Bunny Sigler. Radio Ecoshock 140702 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
CLIMATE CHANGE – WE DON’T WANT IT. Dr. Bill Miller, author of “The Microcosm Within” on climate & new diseases. From Wales, Lloyd Jones‘ new “cli-fi” work, and “Victory Gardens” Vancouver co-founder Lisa Giroday on urban farming. Radio Ecoshock 140625 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
96F/36C DEGREES IN THE SHADE! Coping with extreme climate heat. Carbon farming with Courtney White, socially responsible investing with NYC advisor Louis Berger, plus tips for staying alive, and keeping the garden alive, during extended heat. Radio Ecoshock 140618 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
PLANET CODE RED. The amount of carbon we can burn and still have a safe climate is zero. One Australian calls it Code Red, time for emergency action. Plus new science on why New York City will flood again and again. Guests David Spratt and Dr. Stefan Talke, plus special on gardening in extreme heat with Marjory Wildcraft. Radio Ecoshock 140611 1 hour in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi.
HOPE ON EARTH? “Population Bomb” author and Stanford Prof. Paul R. Ehrlich and film-maker, activist Michael Charles Tobias on hope in the midst of danger. Stand-up comedian & economist Yoram Bauman on climate humor. Radio Ecoshock 140604 in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Show blog with links here.
MICRO-SECRETS & MACRO-SECRETS Microbiologist Dr. Yuri Gorbi warns fracking brings up buried life forms. Film-maker Kip Anderson’s “Cowspiracy” asks why big green groups are afraid to tackle the biggest single cause of global warming: the meat industry. Radio Ecoshock 15052 in CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB. Show blog with links here.
GASP! ANTARCTICA IS MELTING! Coastal cities at risk. New science direct from NASA. Plus eminent climate scientist Kevin Trenberth predicts strong El Nino impacts on world weather. New climate music from Dana Pearson. Radio Ecoshock 140521 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with tons of links here.
EL NINO STORMS THE WORLD? Will the Pacific ocean change-up called El Nino startle the world? The latest update from NOAA, plus two scientific experts. It’s not what you think. Ends with backyard farmer Luke Kimmel and his green bag of tips. Mike Halpert, Dr. Shayne McGregor, Luke Kimmel. Radio Ecoshock 140514 1 hour in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog with all the links here.
WHAT TO DO WHILE WAITING (for the crash) Author Richard Heinberg on geopolitics, finance, and environment of the slow crash. Global Crossing and Green Festivals President Kevin Danaher on transition to green economy. Unicyclist for climate Joseph Boutelier. Radio Ecoshock 140507 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
TOWARD A FUTURE: PERMACULTURE We use the magic of radio to fly around to garden roof tops in Brooklyn USA, a permaculture fruit farm in Quebec, and small acres restored in Nottingham UK. Guests include Anasastia Cole Plakais (from the Brooklyn Grange), film-maker Olivier Asselin, and top-rated garden blogger Rob Carlyle. Radio Ecoshock 140430 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
A CLIMATE BEYOND IMAGINATION Witnessing plot of climate denial in Bush Whitehouse; how the 1% control us; climate fiction “cli fi” new and old, with James Perry Kelly. New “cli fi” worth reading with Mary Woodbury. Dr. Richard Rosen on why predictions of the cost of stopping climate change are ridiculous. Radio Ecoshock 140423 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
RELIGION VS. CLIMATE SCIENCE Are Christian fundamentalists derailing climate action? Rev Michael Dowd. Then new report from UNEP shows alternative energy strong but slightly down in 2013. Radio Ecoshock 140416 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ARRIVED Wetter & warmer: World Meteorological report for 2013. Norwegian investment fund shorts solar in India. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change press briefing Yokohama, Japan. Is optimism possible? Radio Ecoshock 1404091 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
RAPID COLLAPSE Would you believe everything from food to power to gasoline could disappear in just a matter of weeks? From Ireland, David Korowicz explains how. Radio Ecoshock 140402 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
THE CENTER SEES THE EDGE: METHANE, SCIENCE AND FUTURE FOOD The natural gas industry is still bleeding tons of methane into our atmosphere. The top body for American Scientists warns we must act now to prevent climate catastrophe. And an international team confirms the world food supply will be hit hard in a changing climate. Radio Ecoshock 140326 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with links here.
CLIMATE DARK AGE Dr. Michael Jennings says Earth’s climate is already beyond the worst scenarios. Could a new Dark Age save us? Dr. Sing C. Chew says we are due. Plus Mark Campanale of carbontracker.org on stranded assets of fossil fuel companies. Edutainment for troubled times. Radio Ecoshock 140319 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
AMERICAN FUKUSHIMA On 3rd anniversary of Fukushima, two authors report American reactors are unsafe at any speed. David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists and reporter Susan Stranahan. Shocking risk. Plus audio from March 2 XL Pipeline dissent protest in D.C. & letter from youth, via Bobby Wengronowitz. Radio Ecoshock 140312 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here.
THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT Despite recent rains, California’s reservoirs are near empty, snow-pack light, and groundwater depleted. Four experts on a drought that really started in 2006, impacts on economy, food, farming, and nature. Guests Dr. Peter Gleick, Dr. Jay Famiglietti, David Schroeder, Dr. Reagan Waskom. Radio Ecoshock 140305 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all links here.
SCRAMBLE TO THE POLES? Author of “American Exodus” Giles Slade sees humans joining plants & animals in migration toward Poles. Paul Beckwith on alarming new Arctic melt science from NASA. Dr. Nathan Phillips on gas leaks in Boston and Washington D.C. Radio Ecoshock 140226 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all links here.
CLIMATE CHANGE = EXTREME WEATHER DISRUPTION Extreme weather from the great climate disruption will rule our lives. Covers heat waves in Australia, California, Brazil/Argentina, Alaska and Siberia, plus the UK floods. Plus author/activist Deborah Frieze on book & movement to “Walk Out, Walk On”, and Dr. Jochen Hinkel on huge cost of rising seas. Radio Ecoshock 140219 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with links here.
VOICES IN FOG OF EXTREME CLIMATE Thomas Peterson from World Meteorological Assoc. and NOAA on science of extreme weather events hitting us. Jonathan Bates, co-author of “Paradise Lot” on permaculture on a small lot in New England. Radio Ecoshock 140212 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all links here.
CRASH ON DEMAND Do we need to break the system to save the climate? Permaculture co-founder David Holmgren says “yes”, in rare radio interview. Nicole Foss of theautomaticearth.com replies. Plus Alex’s climate song “Burning Down the Future“. Radio Ecoshock 140205 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all links here.
WHAT KIND OF DOOMER ARE YOU? From The Farm in Tennessee, alternative guru Albert Bates rates responses to predictions of doom. Film-maker Anne Macksoud on new movie “The Wisdom to Survive” Plus musical activist Rachelle Van Zanten. Radio Ecoshock 140129 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all the links here. CD Quality is best for this program, as it contains music.
OVER THE CLIFF Extreme heat in Australia: vision of coming world, Cam Walker FOE. Extreme rains from atmospheric rivers, scientist David Lavers. Population bomb ticking with Alan Weisman, author of “Countdown, Our Last Best Hope for a Future” Radio Ecoshock 140122 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all links here.
HOME PLANET BLUES Four voices: Steve Sherwood‘s breakthrough science shows world heading over climate cliff; Arnie Gundersen on fake alarm over California beaches; Bruce Laurie on toxic chemicals and detox; energy expert Daniel Kammen says suburbs killing climate. Radio Ecoshock 140115 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi.
THE AWFUL TRUTH ABOUT FRACKING True stories from Walter Brasch, author of”Fracking Pennsylvania”. An update from Friends of Earth UK campaigner Helen Rimmer as government makes new “dash for (fracked) gas”. With clips from American biologist/activist Sandra Steingraber. Don’t buy into fracking! Radio Ecoshock 140108 in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog here.
SCANDALS OF NUCLEAR WASTE As we found out from Fukushima, when a nuclear reactor blows up or leaks, it’s everybody’s problem. Many of my listeners were sprinkled with radiation from that accident in Japan. Radio Ecoshock 140101 1 hour in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Show blog with all links here.
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