IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER… starting with our most recent show
It’s Still Later Than You Think Dec. 28, 2016 – Retrospective 2009 program “Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)” and two new interviews. MD Paul David Blanc on his new book “Fake Silk, the Lethal History of Viscose Rayon”. Plus, as billions head into unprepared cities, Ipek Gencsu on a report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. First, we’ll be joined by a medical doctor who asks a simple question: should we wear clothes that endanger the lives of the people who make them? Watch out for viscose, whether it’s Rayon, cellophane or the common dish sponge. The chemicals used to make them may have driven workers crazy. It’s just another journey into the underworld of the toxic society. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161228 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Greenland Melt & Japanese Meltdown Conspiracy Dec. 21, 2016 – Greenland has been bare in human times, and may be again soon. Stunning new science from Joerg Schaefer. Journalist Robert Hunziker: Japan’s shameful conspiracy to silence Fukushima disaster for the Olympics. Plus notes on the long shadow of Trump’s climate denial. My first guest is scientist Joerg Schaefer from Columbia University. We talk about a new paper that re-writes everybody’s understanding of Greenland. That research, just published in Nature, uses space-age technology to reveal Greenland has been mostly ice-free, for more than a hundred thousand years, relatively recently. And it could go back that way again. In our second half hour, the story nobody wants you to hear about. While the three melted reactor cores from Fukushima are still missing, burrowing under the ground of Japan – the old marriage of Japanese government, media and industry has united to cover it up. Radioactivity remains in Tokyo, and at the city of Fukushima. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161221 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Welcome to the Dark New Climate Dec. 14, 2016 – From the Netherlands, Dr. Thomas Crowther speaks for a team of 50 world scientists all warning the official climate projections are missing an important carbon feed-back, one that’s as large as all U.S. emissions: the warming soil. As we warm, the soil will release carbon dioxide and methane equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of the United States. From Maine, paleobiologist Dr. Jacquelyn Gill says abrupt climate change hit species before us. We’re next. In this program, we’ll talk about how creatures fell into extinction during abrupt climate shifts, sometimes within a single human lifetime. Paeloecologist Jaquelyn Gill joins us. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161214 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
David Fleming & Dark Optimism Dec. 7, 2016 – How can we go on living with impossible problems? Green writer David Fleming influenced the UK Green Party, the Transition Towns movement, & new economics. He passed away in 2010, but Shaun Chamberlin picked up the torch with 2 new books “Lean Logic” and “Surviving the Future”. UK’s Greg Moffitt, host of legalise-freedom.com talks with Chamberlin. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161207 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Cracks in the Big Picture Nov. 30, 2016 – Climate scientist Paul Beckwith will tell us why sea ice around the world is in retreat, and what it means for our weather. Is it a planetary climate emergency? From the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, Dr. Klaus Lackner explains capturing carbon from the atmosphere. It may be our best chance. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161130 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Climate: Too Far & Too Fast? Nov. 23, 2016 – Scientist Tobias Friedrich says Earth could heat up 6 degrees C., almost 11 degrees F, in a single lifetime. Richard Heede finds 83 companies, plus 7 countries, are responsible for 65% of all greenhouse gases. He names names. Then restoring carbon to the soil, with Murielle Trouillet from the Government of France. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161123 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Will Fantasy & Anger Sink the Climate? Nov. 16, 2016 – Top UK scientist & truth-teller Kevin Anderson: the dangerous fantasy built into the climate narrative. Plus the awful story of the Texas nuclear parking lot with Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, and Trump’s secret backer for climate wrecking. Radio Ecoshock 161116 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Climate Shift Nov. 9, 2016 – THE REAL SCIENCE, THE REAL FUTURE. In the Arctic scientists are alarmed once again. The Arctic ocean is much hotter than normal, with air temperatures up to 5 degrees hotter than normal, even now in what should be winter. The Arctic Sea ice is not forming properly, and there is less of it than ever seen or measured before. It’s another big red siren warning the world is tipping into a new state. The world that mothered humans and all our companion species is changing away from us. In the second half hour we’ll go to the place which is likely the first highly populated river delta to fall victim to rising seas. At least three to five million people will be driven out of one of the world’s biggest food sources. No, it’s not Bangladesh. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161109 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Escaping Poisoned Food & Disasters Nov. 2, 2016 – Michael Brownlee is the author of “The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times”. We glean tips and directions from his ten year struggle in Colorado localization. Robert Muir-Wood is a top adviser to governments, insurance, and business on preparing for natural disasters. Learn the real risks and how we all can do better. Not everything is climate change. A little later we’ll talk with one of the world’s top disaster experts, Robert Muir-Wood about his new book “The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters.” By the way, my newest song “Wholly Nature” can be heard in this program, and downloaded at the bottom of this blog. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock DATE in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
The Monster Climate Rolls On Oct. 26, 2016 – American oceanographer John Englander, author of “High Tide on Main Street” explains the great march inland of rising seas. From UK, Dr. Ted Shepherd: how Arctic heating creates weird weather in the Northern Hemisphere. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161026 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Can We Count on Catastrophe? Oct. 19, 2016 – For some reason, perhaps deep in our past, humans easily fixate on catastrophe, whether real or imaginary. Does the nation, the economy, or even civilization need to collapse in order to start anew? Who benefits if we think like that, and would things get better or worse? Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161019 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Life Under A Damaged Sky Oct. 12, 2016 – Plants are failing to absorb our carbon emissions, decades before expected, says Dr. James Curran from Scotland. Then celebrated Indian author Amitav Ghosh on new book “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable”. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161012 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Siberia Ablaze in September! another sign of climate chaos Oct. 5, 2016 – The Russian government is hiding the massive fires in Siberia, says Alexey Yaroshenko of Greenpeace in Moscow. It’s another sign climate chaos has arrived. From Germany, Isabel Rosa explains science of new emissions baked in, no matter what we do. David Turnbull of Oil Change International on report “Sky’s the Limit” – why there can be no new oil and gas wells or coal mines. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 161005 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Between Denial and Despair Sept. 28, 2016 – Australian scientist James Watson, who is influential globally, gives us the bad news: since the 1990’s on planet Earth we just lost 10 percent of the wilderness. Then Canadian author & teacher Peter Denton takes us deep into our role as possibilities in reality, with his new book “Live Close to Home.” Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 160928 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Speaking of Climate Collapse Sept. 21, 2016 – From Antarctica to Europe, it’s hot, hot, hot. According to NASA, this past July and August are tied for the hottest months since humans could keep such records on planet Earth. The Arctic sea ice is the second lowest ever recorded. Russian fires are intense and Northern Europeans just enjoyed a second summer in the middle of September. What will humans do in a climate damaged future? In this program we look at the most awful, with science fiction writer Anthony J. Gerst, with a dash of hope, with carbon herder Ariel Greenwood. In between you’ll hear two new climate rap songs from master entertainer Baba Brinkman. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 160921 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Extreme Climate News & Science – Sept. 14, 2016 – It’s been summer in the Northern Hemisphere, when viewers and journalists drift into platitudes and cat videos. Meanwhile the planet is going through extreme changes, not seen during the time of humans. We go through the science that should be foot-high headlines around the world, plus some small signals of big things to come. Paul Beckwith teaches climate and Earth science at Canada’s University of Ottawa, has two Masters degrees and is working on his PhD in climate science. His YouTube videos have been seen by millions, where he lays out the case we are already in a global climate emergency. Radio Ecoshock 160914 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
Climate Disruption: Here & Now Sep, 07, 2016 – What are top world scientists telling government about climate extremes? How dangerous is our current situation? From Carnegie at Stanford, Dr. Chris Field and Dr. Katharine Mach on latest. Plus Dr. Mylene Mariette: what birds tell eggs about a hotter world. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 160907 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
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For Better or For Worse Author Richard Heinberg on new book “Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy”. Plus plankton expert Dr. Michael Behrenfeld: is the foundation of ocean life in trouble? Radio Ecoshock 160629 in Lo-Fi (14 MB) or CD Quality (56 MB). Show blog here.
The Raw Edge of Climate Science At the new raw edge of climate change, scientists Peter Brewer (Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute) & John Shepherd (University of Southampton) peek into upcoming Royal Society conference on oxygen depletion in warming oceans. Seasoned space specialist James Kasting (Penn State) explains a possible end, with scalding seas & bacteria as the only survivors. Radio Ecoshock 160622 in Lo-Fi (14 MB) or CD Quality (56 MB). Show blog here.
Science of Extreme Climate World’s greatest coral expert, Charlie Veron, on dying Great Barrier Reef; Martin Stute – turning CO2 into stone for storage; Kasia Tokarska – what happens if we burn all fossil fuels; Phil Stubbs interviews scientist Stefan Rahmstorf. There are four interviews for you in this packed show – ranging from the most terrible climate news to the most hopeful. Radio Ecoshock 160615 in Lo-Fi (14 MB) or CD Quality (56 MB). Show blog here.
Peak Oil? Life of M. King Hubbert We look at a life that shaped energy expectations, a whole social movement, and American military policy in the Middle East with author Mason Inma. Australian extreme weather specialist Lisa Alexander discusses the record-setting Indian heat wave now cooling to the monsoon rains. Radio Ecoshock 160608 in Lo-Fi (14 MB) or CD Quality (56 MB). Show blog here.
RECORD HEAT INDIA & PAKISTAN Extreme heat strikes India and Pakistan. Listen to U.S. climate scientist Michael Wehner on coming heat storms over the world. Pakistani expert Dr. Adil Najam talks about deadly heat in his country, and our role in it. Indian scientist M. Rajeevan with new research into the hottest days ever, increasing every decade. Radio Ecoshock 160601 in Lo-Fi (14 MB) or CD Quality (56 MB). Show blog here.
ICE MELT CONTROLS WORLD WEATHER More on super storms, ice melt & James Hansen, from climate expert Dr. David Archer & the late anti-nuclear activist Michael Mariotte. New Antarctic melt science w. Dr. Tony Worby & Dr. David Etheridge – some surprises in role of Antarctic ice in world weather. Radio Ecoshock 160525 in Lo-Fi (14 MB) or CD Quality (56 MB). Show blog here.
SUPER STORMS AND DYING CORAL Meteorologist & storm expert Dr. Jeff Masters on super storms predicted by James Hansen-led paper. Dr. Kevin Trenberth from UCAR has doubts about the science. Australian author & activist David Spratt on dying Great Barrier Reef. Radio Ecoshock 160518 in Lo-Fi (14 MB) or CD Quality (56 MB). Show blog here.
Dark Climate – Now and Coming Seas rising much faster, super storms in the coming decades, doubling and re-doubling of polar ice melt – new Hansen paper. We talk with co-author Isabella Velicogna, and with Ottawa climate scientist Paul Beckwith. Also: the Canadian super fire at Fort McMurray: can the tar sands burn? Radio Ecoshock 160511 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
CLIMATE MYTHS Why knowing more about climate change could help you stall doing anything about it. Decision expert Joe Arvai joins us. We’ll end with a voice from the first refugees from rising seas courtesy of Earth Matters radio, Australia. But first, industry insider Jack Buffington says recycling is a myth that just postpones the inevitable collapse. Radio Ecoshock 160504 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
EARTHQUAKE TIME BOMBS UK Geo-hazards expert Dr. Bill McGuire (“Waking the Giants”) on recent quakes & links to climate change. Oregon Professor Robert Yeats new book “Earthquake Time Bombs” – most cities at risk from quakes or mega-tsunamis. Radio Ecoshock 160427 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
WAKING UP TO ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE Signs climate has entered abrupt shift. Includes Dr. James Hansen‘s video abstract of new science. Paul Beckwith: Can nukes save climate? Special report on smoke pollution from Indonesian peat fires by correspondent Yew Jin Lee, with 3 experts. Sample from “Unwelcome Guests” #726 “The Flight from Death”. Radio Ecoshock 160420 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
GREEN SEX OR HOT WORLD Having 1 less baby better for climate than a Prius or solar power. Madeline Ostrander and Alisha Graves. Plus new science from Dr. Marcus Donat: extreme rain & drought get worse as the planet warms. Radio Ecoshock 160413 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
Climate: IS REVOLUTION JUSTIFIED? From the Netherlands, green lawyer Roger Cox: “Is Revolution Justified?” From UK, Glacier specialist Thomas Bauska on the last big temperature jump in a warm world like ours. Plus, scientist Paul Beckwith warns we are in a climate emergency. Radio Ecoshock 160406 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
CLIMATE WAR Humans pumping more carbon, faster, than in last 66 million years. Lead author Dr. Richard Zeebe from U of Hawaii. From The Center for Climate and Security, Shiloh Fetzek on origins of Syrian conflict, Ret. Brigadier General Gerald Galloway, on what the Pentagon knows about climate threats. Radio Ecoshock 160330 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
HEAT JOLT Global heat Jan & Feb hits hard, worries scientists. Bob Henson from Weather Underground explores the loss of normal. Australian scientist Ben Hankamer on new study: world will warm faster than you think. Radio Ecoshock 160323 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
DO-IT-YOURSELF GOD POWER We talk with Pat Mooney, founder of the ETCgroup about crazy new technology on the loose. Then well-known journalist Steven Kotler on ecopsychology in ten easy steps. Is it a diversion for comfortable coffee shops or “the answer”? Radio Ecoshock 160316 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
EXTREME ARCTIC FEAR Abrupt warming in Arctic could lead to catastrophic consequences says top scientist Dr. Peter Gleick, ICCI Director Pam Pearson, and the founder of Paleoceanography, Dr. James Kennett. Three must-listen interviews. Radio Ecoshock 160224 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
FOOD SHOCK British & American scientists, including Joshua Elliot from Chicago, warn climate could bring “food shock” by hitting key crop areas. Will famine return? Maria Gilardin hosts reports from nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen from Fukushima Japan, site of world’s worst nuclear accident. Radio Ecoshock 160224 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
SCIENCE OF CATASTROPHE Peter Ward, scientist, author, and the expert on past mass extinctions, and maybe the present one. Plus plankton: base of food chain and maker of world oxygen in trouble. Scientist Paul Beckwith. Radio Ecoshock 160224 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
HARD NEWS, TROUBLED PLANET Australia fires climate scientists while expanding coal. Ellen Roberts of GetUp! reports. From Netherlands, scientist Arjen Hoekstra finds 4 billion people in water scarcity. From Hong Kong, Stuart Heaver on nuclear fear next door. Radio Ecoshock 160217 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
IS OUR FUTURE POSSIBLE? “Reality 101” with Nate Hagens, our minds, our world, the fossil trap. Scientists Alexander “Sandy” MacDonald of NOAA and Chris Clack of CIRES: yes we can power America with solar and wind power. Radio Ecoshock 160210 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
CLIMATE: MISUNDERSTOOD IMPACTS Andy Pitman: new science on how climate really hits us. Plus Johan Rockstrom, the Swedish leader of planetary boundaries, followed by Lynn Benander on community power in New England. Radio Ecoshock 160203 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
THE DEATH OF NUCLEAR POWER Lead author of “World Nuclear Industry Status Reports” Mycle Schneider on new Nuclear Leap Forward in China. Famous activist Helen Caldicott on plan to make S. Australia a world nuclear dump; and dangerous nuke waste in St. Louis, Missouri. Radio Ecoshock 160127 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
MORE STIFLE THAN DROWN Swedish anthropologist Alf Hornborg says economic crash could empower change to save climate. UK scientist Sergei Petrovskii on new paper: warming die-off of oxygen-making plankton. Robert Shirkey gets climate warning labels on Canadian gas pumps. Radio Ecoshock 160120 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
THROUGH A DARK PORTAL Moving with top scientists & religious leaders, Stuart Scott: can we save the climate in time? Or will mass die-off come? Betsy Teutsch on low-tech to help women around the world. Song “2060” by Finian Makepeace. Radio Ecoshock 160113 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB) Show blog here.
NEW YEAR NEW CLIMATE Rain at the North Pole foreshadows the end of winters Alex on weird weather & polar rain at Christmas – the beginning of the end of winter. David R. Montgomery on “Dirt The Erosion of Civilizations”, with co-author Anne Bikle, new book “The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health”. Radio Ecoshock 160106 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB). Show blog here.
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