IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER… starting with our most recent show

2019 SEASON

Hundreds of Millions to Be Flooded Out by the Sea November 13, 2019 – What cities, deltas or whole countries will be lost? Scientist Benjamin Krauss at Climate Central joins us. British expert Dr. Jonathan Bamber on new high sea predictions. Brand new coastlines are possible by the end of this century. And a murky worry for all is something called “Antarctic instability”. We journey into the science of past and future. I’m Alex Smith. You may not find inflatable life jackets under your seat this trip. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Big Questions About Your Future November 6, 2019 – This week we catch up with extreme heat coming to American cities – it will be literally “off-the-charts”. Dr. Kristina Dahl from the Union of Concerned Scientists reports. Then we check in with Canadian climate scientist Simon Donner on a wide range of big questions about your future. My thoughts go out to the millions of people in California worried or on the run as hurricane winds drove super fires across the landscape. A weakened jet stream allowed a polar blast to sweep over North America. Some of those winds flowed back over the desert toward the Pacific Coast to become a rare hurricane-level Santa Anna. Images from the fire-fight look like Hell to me. Stay safe friends. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Venice, San Francisco, Climate-wrecking October 30, 2019 – Think of the great cities about to be lost as seas rise on a warming planet. That is Venice, and our guests Gray Brechin and Luca Muscara take us there, to the battleground between human history and climate change. But we go further into the killing role of great cities and lessons for our future from the New Deal. I’m Alex Smith. Let’s explore time and place on Radio Ecoshock. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate Chaos Now And In The Future October 23, 2019 – Why we experience cold waves as well as heat during climate change. Distinguished Australian scientist Andrew Glikson explains the coming climate chaos and pools of ocean cooling – as big glaciers melt at the Poles. It’s radical new science in a radical new world. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Can You Imagine A Better Future? Can You? October 16, 2019 – The Transition Town movement spread from Totnes England to more than 50 countries. Rob Hopkins co-founded that movement. So why did Rob move on to create an imaginary life? We talk about Rob’s book “What If?” Plus California scientist Patrick Brown: will climate damage slow down our greenhouse gas emissions? Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Dangerous Fruits of a Warming World October 9, 2019 – Antarctic sea ice crashed further and faster than the Arctic! Senior NASA expert Claire Parkinson reports. More “Retreat from the Coast” as Patrick Marchman tell us about professionals planning the great migration away from the sea. Sometimes places we don’t see or care about can change rapidly, and that ripples around the world. Antarctica is one of those places. Events there will re-draw the maps of coastlines, drown cities, and change weather in the Southern Hemisphere. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Burning at the End of the World October 2, 2019 – Catastrophic level fire conditions and drought in Australia as climate change bites down-under. Fire expert Greg Mullins. Plus new science: A cleanup to save your health could quicken Arctic ice changes and heating around the world, with guest Ran Feng. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

7 Degrees C by 2100 Possible – New Science September 25, 2019 – Latest science with grim news: without action, Earth could warm 7 degrees C by the year 2100. French Senior Scientist Olivier Boucher explains. Rising seas are a sure thing now. Will we retreat in panic or plan our way out? Interview with expert Dr. A.R. Siders. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Death in the Bahamas & Smoke Over the Arctic September 18, 2019 – Why are the media telling you fairy tales about the real death toll in the Bahamas? We talk about the deadly storm Dorian with Canadian scientist Paul Beckwith. But what about the Siberian fires? Mark Parrington, Senior Scientist on the Copernicus project, “Europe’s eyes on Earth” reports they tracked over 100 big wildfires in the Arctic Circle – just since June. Then Beckwith and I return to analyzing public insanity and the unthinkable risks of changing the climate. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Amazon to Alaska: a World on Fire September 11, 2019 – Experts explain the fires and the climate behind them. Dr. Thomas Lovejoy leads us into the recent burst of fires in the Amazon. We get a report from Brazilian scientists. From the U. of Alaska, Brian Brettschneider on crazy record-high temperatures up north, the smoke, and the prospects of wildfires from the Boreal forest right up into the Tundra. Sorry, it’s more bad news from the real world – here on Radio Ecoshock. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate Disaster: Greenland Is Melting! September 4, 2019 – Super-scientist Kevin Trenberth from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research talks hot oceans, stronger hurricanes (like Dorian), and Greenland melting 2 to 3 times faster than scientists thought possible. Kevin makes a surprising announcement about his own future: this famous scientist is leaving Trump’s America, as the United States of Denial guts climate regulations. UK climate Professor Edward Hanna explains the forces behind the disastrous melting on Greenland. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Best of Radio Ecoshock Shows, Summer 2019

Climate Change Has Come June 26, 2019 – This is it. Ice melt in the Himalayas has doubled just since the year 2000. We get the latest from Dr. Summer Rupper. While Europe swelters in unnatural heat, in the Arctic Greenland is melting a stunning 80% over previous estimates. It is all part of the biggest single impact of climate change on civilization: rising seas. Oceanographer and rising seas expert John Englander will be our feature interview. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The End Is in Sight? June 19, 2019 – Civilization may unravel just 30 years from now, without emergency action to save the climate. From Australia, David Spratt explains. From the UK, Eunice Lo says thousands could die in New York and Los Angeles by 2050 – from the heat. Plus the next step in the local food revolution. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

There Is No New Normal June 12, 2019 – When crazy weather goes on and on, we worry “Is this the way it’s going to be now?” Climate scientist Paul Beckwith says there is no new normal. We should expect extremes, swings, and surprises as the world warms. But first meteorologist Richard Rood (University of Michigan) explains the developing bridge between disaster weather and climate change. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Abrupt Permafrost Thaw & Repetitive Heat Waves June 5, 2019 – A faster permafrost thaw means even the worst scenarios underestimated the pace and severity of climate change. Canadian scientist Merritt Turetsky explains “abrupt permafrost thaw”. Then from Princeton, atmospheric scientist Jane Baldwin: back-to-back heat waves are in your future. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate Shake-Out with Dahr Jamail May 29, 2019 – Indie-journalist and author of “The End of Ice” Dahr Jamail covers the climate threats and how to cope – with host Alex Smith. From the Arctic to the Amazon to middle America we globe-trot through the latest science and what it means for our common future. Don’t miss this. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

At the Edge of the Great Dying May 22, 2019 – At least a million forms of life are hovering at the edge of extinction, as humans take over the world. Lead author Sandra Diaz on the shocking new U.N. report. Then Columbia/NASA scientist Kate Marvel explains “hyroclimate” as rains and droughts go extreme. Alex updates four concurrent heat waves striking from the Arctic to India. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate Threats & Electric Dreams May 15, 2019 – Author, professional threats analyst, and host of Robert Scribbler’s Blog – Robert Marston Fanney – on the big picture of climate change and how he struggles to take his emissions toward net zero. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Harsh News from the Weatherman May 8, 2019 – Are you tired of nightly news reporting horrible weather disasters and never mentioning climate? You need a real meteorologist like Nick Humphrey. Nick lives in the American heartland, Nebraska, just wrecked by floods. We go from harsh new weather around the world to climate change and back. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Smash the Carbon Nightmare May 1, 2019 – Atmosphere specialist David Keellings on the new age of super-hurricane/cyclones. Swiss scientist Martha Vogel on multiple deadly heat waves spanning continents. Alex says it’s time to kill tourism. Greta Thunberg on lies her generation must live with. “No pen could describe it, nor tongue express it, nor thought conceive it unless by one in the extremity of it.” – Daniel Defoe “The Storm”, published in July 1704. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Faint Hope Amid Rising Despair April 24, 2019 – NASA scientist Peter Kalmus explains how he slashed 90% of his personal emissions. Senior South American reporter Sue Branford warns the Amazon rainforest, the lungs of the planet, is not just dying. It is being murdered. Then we hear 16-year-old Greta Thunberg‘s speech to the European Parliament. We live in times of faint hope amid darkening despair. Last week an ancient cathedral burned, a criminal politician got away with it, a climate lawyer super-glued herself to Shell headquarters. Last week we pumped millions of tons of global warming carbon into the air, more species staggered toward extinction, and a 16 year old girl tried to wake Europe and the world. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Burning Question April 17, 2019 – As the second largest land mass on the planet, Canada is warming at twice the global average. The vast Canadian Arctic is heating three times average. The impacts spread around the world. Leading scientist Dr. Nathan Gillett explains a new climate change report from the Government of Canada. Then Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith joins me to thrash through scary new science: the limits before extinction, ocean drivers of our lives, and why weather has gone rogue. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Rebel Against the Future April 10, 2019 – Scientists rush to find the cause of natural instability, & whether it could happen again – From Australia, Dr. Laurie Menviel. Matt Fitzpatrick, head of Global Change & Biodiversity Lab – with a map showing the future climate for most cities in North America, & one for Europe. Plus British journalist George Monbiot at Extinction Rebellion. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

WHEN CLOUDS CANNOT CONTINUE – THE GREAT WARMING April 3, 2019 – At cloud doomsday Earth’s temperature soars 8 degrees C, 14 degrees Fahrenheit. We hope that will never come, but if we go there, that is the end. New science from the lead author, Tapio Schneider at NASA. Then from the Post Carbon Institute, Jason Bradford predicts the tide of humans into cities will reverse. The future is food, and local – and we can prepare now for the end of fossil fuels and continuing climate threats. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Surviving the Future – Shaun Chamberlin March 27, 2019 – I’m pleased to welcome back Shaun Chamberlin from the UK, after his arrest at the Extinction Rebellion action. Shaun advised groups from Chelsea Green Publishing to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change. He co-authored a report to Parliament & co-founded Transition Town Kingston. Shaun heads the Fleming Policy Centre, and continues his seminal blog “Dark Optimism”. We talk about… everything. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Eco-Anxiety and Extinction Rebellion March 20, 2019 – What to do with all the terrible news about our planet? Scientist Rob Muir‘s “Environmental Dialogues” interviews UK philosopher Rupert Read & academic-gone-activist Alison Green about the Extinction Rebellion. Anna Jane Joyner & Mary Anne Hitt podcast “No Place Like Home” fights off eco-anxiety. It helped me. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Rules of Extinction March 13, 2019 – Extinction is roaming the world. In truly shocking new science, Australian biologist Corey Bradshaw finds we are closer to the brink than anyone thought. Plus a great new action song from Sweden, and an intimate chat with one of the foremost climate scientists in the world, Dr. Phil Jones from the University of East Anglia. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Hot Soil, Methane, Hot Science March 6, 2019 – More dangerous warming methane is pouring into the atmosphere. Later in this hour, UK scientist Euan Nisbet tells us where it is coming from, and no, not from the Arctic. First the visionary scientist Thomas Crowther from ETH Zurich on carbon, warming, the Arctic, and a plan to plant a trillion trees to help stabilize the climate. Yes we can – and the kids have already started. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Uninhabitable Earth – David Wallace-Wells February 27, 2019 – New York magazine journalist David Wallace-Wells warns of shrinking livable space as the world warms. It is time to rethink everything. Is it time to panic? That depends…says Toronto clinical psychoanalyst and activist Judith Deutsch in our second interview. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Out Of The Smog, Into The Sea February 20, 2019 – Melting glaciers lead to a hotter world. Episodes of glaciers and ice falling into the sea make our weather one year very different from the next. New Zealand ice-expert Nicholas Golledge joins us. But first, from California Dr. Robert Allen reveals pollution has hidden up to half a degree C. of warming. I think the two degree supposed “safe” line is already in the rear-view mirror. This is Radio Ecoshock. Prepare to live in a very different world. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The End of Ice February 13, 2019 – Greenland, Antarctica, South America, the Himalayas – it’s all going, the ice is leaving the Earth. This is a whirl-wind roundup of new science with Ottawa climate expert Paul Beckwith. We talk pollution (is it saving us?), vanishing glaciers, Tasmanian dry lightening fires, James Hansen’s latest, tech to draw down carbon dioxide, and why this scientist made 500 videos to educate and warn the public via YouTube. Catch up quick, with this week’s Radio Ecoshock. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate Food Shock February 6, 2019 – Survival food expert Jonathan Richards on why we all need food insurance during the climate shift. With his dark blog “Survival Acres”, Richards explores the junction between the ultimate threat of global warming and our way-too-fragile food system. In this rare interview, myths, scams and mistakes are revealed. Why we struggle to survive despite signs of doom. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Big Trouble at the Poles January 30, 2019 – There is big trouble at both Poles. Veteran Antarctic scientist Richard Levy tells about the double threat driving Antarctic ice into the sea – to flood coastlines around the world. From Korea, scientist Malte Stuecker: why the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the world, disrupting weather over the Northern Hemisphere. But first “Why We Won’t Quit the Climate Fight” by well-known American writers and activists, Kathleen Dean Moore, Oregon State University, and SueEllen Campbell from Colorado State University. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Global Heat Alert? January 23, 2019 – While Washington spins, here is the real alert. We may be in a rapid shift of warming on Earth. Interviews with top ice scientist Eric Rignot on Antarctic ice rush; Yangyang Xu – fast heat from air cleanup; and Julio Herrera Estrada on super drought science. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Warming Faster Than We Think January 16, 2019 – Professor David Victor delivers stiff warning from Nature: “Global warming will happen faster than we think”. Then we talk with Mike Davis, author of “Ecology of Fear” and “Planet of Slums”. In 1990, Davis explained why California would burn. We get his reaction to being too right. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Halting Mass Suicide by Coal January 9, 2019 – The venerable Noam Chomsky on our climate crisis and Nicholas Rees on the startling impacts of air pollution on babies and toddler brain development. But first, we must prevent mass climate suicide by coal, with famous German environmentalist Heffa Schuecking. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Rough Seas in 2019 January 3, 2019 – The grand old man of coastal science Dr. Orrin Pilkey warns: start withdrawing from the coast-line now, or wait for the coming panic. A couple of hundred million years ago a massive warming on Earth drove most species to extinction. From the University of Toronto, Dr. Ulrich Wortmann explains the terrible similarity to our current voyage to hot world, with no one in the wheelhouse. The struggle continues. This program opens with 15-year-old Greta Thunberg addressing António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations on December 4th, at the COP24 international climate talks in Poland. As we enter most difficult times humanity has ever faced, most people are coasting, hoping the crash won’t come, believing the harsh reality is not real. That leaves us lots to talk about here on Radio Ecoshock. Thank you for tuning in. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)


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