IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER… starting with our most recent show


The Harsh Realities of Now (Replay) December 27, 2017 – Radio Ecoshock 151118 is our most downloaded program ever! David Wasdell, head of the Apollo-Gaia Project, says we are committed to far more than 2 degrees of warming. A vastly changed world awaits. Perhaps you remember UK writer Mark Lynas stunning us with the awful changes on Earth if we warm by 5 degrees Centigrade. We may not survive six. Many hope the climate talks in Paris can reach an agreement that will save a livable climate, keeping global warming below 2 degrees C. But what if the national leaders are just players on a stage of illusion? What if someone told you our current levels of greenhouse gases already commit us to more than 6 degrees of global warming, and over 12 meters, over 36 feet higher sea levels? And that may not be the worst of it. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

As Nature Rises, Humans Stumble December 20, 2017 – Nobody can stop the rising seas. Author and journalist Jeff Goodell tells all in his new book “The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World”. Then: carbon warms Earth more as climate shifts, making our future more dangerous than we thought. Join us as we explore new science published by the National Academy with lead author Paulo Ceppi from University of Reading, UK. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Science of the Nasty Future December 13, 2017 – Warming underestimated! Our current path heads to worst 5 degree warming. Patrick Brown from Carnegie Institute with breaking science. From Lawrence Livermore, Ivana Cvijanovic explains retreating Arctic sea ice means more drought for California. Alex on disappearing climate info. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Can Humans Survive? December 6, 2017 – “The Plutocene: Blueprints for a Post-Anthropocene Greenhouse Earth” – the latest from prominent Australian scientist Andrew Glikson. An hour of carefully documented doom and discussion, from nuclear folly to climate disaster. Nuclear weapons and climate change both threaten our existence, but with different time scales and probability. In his work on geology and paleoclimatology, with a specialty in the causes of past mass extinctions Dr. Glikson explains his bleak prognosis in this full program in-depth interview. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Has Your Doctor Told You? November 29, 2017 – Has your doctor talked to you about climate change? If that sounds strange, you need this program, because climate is the new tobacco. I’ll be talking with emergency physician Jay Lemery from Colorado, about his new book “Enviromedics”. Then we’re off to the UK, where Nicola Wheeler from the famous medical journal “The Lancet” explains their “Climate Countdown 2017”. But first, the grand-daddy of climate change science, Dr. James Hansen recorded at the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Fatal Heat Warning November 22, 2017 – What you don’t know can kill you… how our bodies react in heatwaves. New science from Camilo Mora, University of Hawaii. Second warning from 15,000 scientists: Dr. William Ripple, the man who started it. Adapting to extreme rains: “sponge cities” with futurist Chelsea Gohd. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Beyond the Threshold November 15, 2017 – Is a mass extinction in our future? From MIT, Professor Daniel Rothman with science critical for us all. Then Philip Jacobson from Mongabay on the new expose of corruption in the palm plantations of Indonesia. We all use palm oil, but what does it cost indigenous people and why does it threaten planetary climate? Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Things Ripping Apart to Grow November 8, 2017 – 77% of insects disappeared from Germany nature preserves. University of Sussex UK, Professor David Goulson reports. Then an intriguing look at the world before and after trees with Dr. Chris Berry, University of Cardiff. French Senator Ronan Dantec on the Bonn climate talks and Climate Chance. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Expect A Sudden Sea Level Event November 1, 2017 – Are you ready for rapid sea level rise? New science from Texas warns it can happen. We talk with lead author Pankaj Khanna. From Canada, a world expert on sea level rise and melting glaciers joins us: Dr. Richard Peltier. We wrap with a recording of Cenk Uygur of Young Turks, on “the big dark”. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Natural Solutions to Our Crisis October 25, 2017 – How plants create safe climates, if we let them. From St. Petersburg Russia, game-changing science by V.G. Gorshkov and our guest Anastassia Makarieva. Follow-up with Louis Blumberg of The Nature Conservancy on PNAS paper “Natural Climate Solutions”. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Next Climate Domino – Tropical Forests October 18, 2017 – NASA scientist Annmarie Eldering: Orbiting Carbon Observatory confirms tropical forests now releasing carbon to the atmosphere. Confirmed by new science from Alessandro Baccini at Woods Hole Research Center. From Post Carbon Institute, Daniel Lerch – “The Community Resilience Reader – Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval”. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Eden Is Broken October 11, 2017 – Atmospheric scientist Charles Bardeen about the day the Earth burned. Grow-your-own-groceries gardener Marjory Wildcraft: how she weathered Hurricane Harvey. A shocking warning for the Northern Hemisphere from Danish scientist Jørgen Steffensen. Prime Minister of Dominica tells the UN his island Eden is “broken” by climate change. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

At the Climate Crossroads October 4, 2017 – In a return of Peak Oil, the UK’s production of oil and gas will run out within 10 years. And no, fracking cannot save England or Scotland, says Dr. Roy Thompson from the University of Edinburgh. Plus, can forests deter cyclones? Will deforestation make storms or drought worse? From Norway, Dr. Douglas Sheil explains new science of trees making weather. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate Hope and Horror September 27, 2017 – Three degrees C warming by 2050? Catastrophe, and what we have to do to avoid it – famous American scientist V. Ramanathan from his life work & new science. Dr. Andy Ridgwell from UC Riverside on the last great warming of 5 degrees C. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Teleconnection & The Retro-Future September 20, 2017 – Welcome to Radio Ecoshock. In our second half hour, I’ll be talking with author, blogger John Michael Greer. He thinks we can walk back technology to safer options that can live past the crash. But first, we explore the wonders of how the climate really works, why the ozone hole and climate change work at cross purposes, Antarctica, and fires in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s science the way I like it with Dr. Andres Holz. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Mind-bending Climate Strikes September 13, 2017 – Inhuman heat predicted by new science from Europe. Lead author Simone Russo explains 55 degree C (131 F) heat for U.S., India & China. From Ottawa, climate scientist Paul Beckwith walks us through the forces behind record storms, fires, and floods. Record-breaking Harvey, followed by the largest hurricane ever seen in the Atlantic, with Hurricane Jose right behind. Add the West engulfed in fire, millions flooded out in Asia – who can keep up in a destabilized climate? We’re going to try this week on Radio Ecoshock. We start with critical new science from Italy about the incredible heat to come. Then our regular guest scientist Paul Beckwith paints the big picture missing in the media. It’s radio that tries hard, in trying times. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Harvey in the Strange New Climate Emergency September 6, 2017 – Welcome back to another season of Radio Ecoshock, where the strange new climate is already happening. As Hurricane Harvey smashed weather records, Weather Underground Meteorologist Bob Henson explains. From The Nation magazine, Zoe Carpenter says Houston was a catastrophe zone long before Harvey came ashore. Plus global climate headlines you missed this summer – climate Apocalypse now! Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

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Revenge of Defiant Earth June 28, 2017 – As Northern Hemisphere roasts around the world, Dr. Clive Hamilton on new book “The Defiant Earth”. Then legendary Princeton physicist Frank von Hippel warns nuclear fire could force evacuation of millions of Americans. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

While Trump Fiddles, Earth Burns June 21, 2017 – We’ve just had major, major heat waves in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere. It’s not just the Middle East and Pakistan, it’s New York, London, Paris, and Los Angeles sweltering under road-melting temperatures. But that’s just the 30 second weather report. The rest of the news goes on – as though we haven’t shifted the climate way off course! New science reveals mega-drought could drive up to 100 million refugees out of North African Sahel – and Greenland melt is the cause! From France, and published in PNAS, Dr. Gilles Ramstein. Joanna Kerr, Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada on the Tar Sands and whether climate action is stalling. Then from Germany, activist Jorg Schellenberg explains why 2 old Belgian reactors send fear and protests into Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium itself. The long human chain coming June 21st. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

When Do You Call It A Climate Emergency? June 14, 2017 – Incredible heat records, Biblical downpours not reported. Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith & Alex get it on the record. Paul Beckwith is from the University of Ottawa. He’s a regular contributor to Radio Ecoshock – and each time it’s very popular! Plus some new science from Norway. Bright young mind Pavel Serov on Arctic sea-bed methane risks & rewards. When the glaciers melted before, methane blew up from the sea floor, leaving craters we see today. Could it happen again? Why are China and Japan trying to tap those reserves anyway? Pavel Serov is with CAGE, the Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate at the University of Tromso in Norway. He’s just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) “Postglacial response of Arctic Ocean gas hydrates to climatic amelioration.” Their are a lot of warnings about frozen methane (“clathrates”) holding more greenhouse gases than may exist in the atmosphere already. As the climate shift warms the seas, will they be liberated, and how fast? Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The American Shadow June 7, 2017 – Author and resilience barnstormer Carolyn Baker takes us into the American shadow – and tools to cope with our own dark side. Then scientist and author Naomi Oreskes on the future if Trump wins and we all do nothing about climate change. Her book is “The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future”. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Trees We Love But Cannot Save May 31, 2017 – Can you imagine a tree 130 feet around at the base, 40 meters in circumference? Can we communicate with the giants? Our first guest Julianne Skai-Arbor (“TreeGirl”) takes us on a world tour of love for the trees, and forest therapy. But can planting billions more trees save us from dangerous climate change? Find out in our second interview, with German scientist Dr. Lena Boysen. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Trump, nuclear bombs and rumors of war May 24, 2017 – Two experts explain the unbalancing of the nuclear world & the drumbeat for war. Hans Kristensen from the Nuclear Information Project about his warning in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Then Greg Mello from the Los Alamos Study Project explains why America seems to need a Russian enemy. This is the election to survive. A stronger chorus of voices warn that we are once again at the nuclear precipice. The balance of atomic power is shifting, at a moment of global discord. The heads of two nuclear countries appear to be mentally unstable. In this program, you will hear two voices about what we should and should not worry about. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Double Danger Down Under May 17, 2017 – A large part of your future depends on what is happening right now in Australia! The great coral reef is dying. Australia ships killer coal to Asia & meat for billions of people. With its extreme weather events, Australia demonstrates climate disruption. A wide discussion with radio host Vivien Langford from 3CR Melbourne. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Close the Door on Your Way Out May 10, 2017 – Professor and author Michael Klare on awful future of climate genocide. Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh: science of climate driving extreme weather events. Australian radio host Vivien Langford’s original radio on Malaysia. Song “Speak for the Trees”. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate Security and the Long Look May 3, 2017 – Climate and security are the hot topics with our guest expert Sherri Goodman – right up the headlines exploring the military risk of altering the atmosphere. Plus the science of climate in deep time: Dana Royer takes us back 420 million years. The human climate shift will top anything in that past. Scientists have found signals of atmospheric carbon from hundreds of millions of years ago. It reveals out long-term climate history going back 420 million years. Humans are on track to make Earth hotter and faster than anything seen in those past eras. I have a real science interview with Dana Royer, co-author of a new paper presenting what might be called the biggest hockey stick graph. First, I finally confess that like President Trump, I see a major war as a possibility. Of course that’s partly because of Trump is President. Next week I’ll explore those possibilities with scholar Michael Klare. But even the beginner’s climate impacts we’ve had so far are threatening the tenuous order of peace. Sherri Goodman joins us. When it comes to climate and security, she’s the real thing. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Noam Chomsky: Racing Toward the Climate Precipice April 26, 2017 – Sometimes I have to step aside, and let someone else do all the talking. This week you will hear a full-length presentation called “Racing to the Precipice: Global Climate, Political Climate”. The speaker is the world-famous Professor Noam Chomsky. This talk was given at the Starr Forum, presented by MIT Center for International Studies, on March 23rd, 2017. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Battling for Climate Sanity April 19, 2017 – Famous American climate scientist Michael E. Mann on fight to save climate science, & his new paper: why extreme weather is more common. UK scientist Sarah Chadburn’s new look at fast thawing permafrost. Professor & journalist Marissa Landrigan’s new book: transitioning from vegetarianism back to meat. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Time of Climate Departure April 12, 2017 – Science has already predicted when we will leave our former climate behind. Somewhere between 2033 and 2070, nothing will be the same in a hotter world. Camilo Mora from U of Hawaii. Then Tim Judson from NIRS on super bankruptcy of the last commercial maker of nuclear reactors. Why even the White house is worried. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Deep State & Destabilized Climate April 5, 2017 – As the Trump saga unfolds, the mainstream media finally mentions “the deep state”. From Bangladesh, underground researcher and host of alternative radio’s “Unwelcome Guests”, Robin Upton. Then Dr. David Carlson, the Director of the World Climate Research Programme explains how unpredictable our future has become. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

EMP = Instant Blackout Mar. 29, 2017 – As Director of the U.S. Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Dr. Peter Pry warns an electromagnetic pulse could fry the grid. In the following year, 90% of the population dies. What we can do. Then Elisabeth Rataj on mental health impacts of extreme weather in the developing world. Download or listen to Radio Ecoshock 170329 in CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

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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