IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER… starting with our most recent show

2022 SEASON

Green Music Festival (Replay) December 29, 2022 – The holiday Radio Ecoshock Green Music Festival. Best of eco-music, many you won’t find on Itunes. Some sent in by listeners, or the artists, not on albums, etc. Plus two Occupy songs (by Makana and David Rovics). A little inspiration for the heart. First broadcast 2011. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Poly-Crisis: What Is Really Going On? December 21, 2022 – Avoiding A Ghastly Future panel with Paul Ehrlich, Bill Rees and Nate Hagens. But first, American neurosurgeon Ann-Christine Duhaime: “Minding the Climate – How Neuroscience Can Help Solve Our Environmental Crisis.” Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Ice and The Storms December 14, 2022 – Retreating sea ice is probably affecting your weather right now. The truth about sea ice from long-time Arctic expert Dr. Don Perovich. Which hemisphere is getting stormier and why? Professor Tiffany Shaw, leader of new science of storms explains. Plus global climate and energy tidbit news. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Sorry For The Disruption December 7, 2022 – We began the show with that withering clip from Jem Bendell, founder of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability at the University of Cumbria, UK, speaking in Egypt at COP27. Later in this program (and this blog), you hear Bendell and Harvard’s Dr. Ye Tao again at COP27, with better audio. Ye Tao explains how millions of mirrors on land could reduce global heating. Bendell says our situation is that dire. Then Jem apologizes for the way scientists and academics have blind-folded us from the awful truth. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

O HEAVENLY GRID: The Burning Question November 30, 2022 – Our opening prayer “O Heavenly Grid” is dedicated to the late and deceased COP27 climate conference in Egypt. Back in the real world, Katrin Ganswindt from the German enviro group Urgewald reports oil, gas, and coal companies have announced expansion enough to break the future. From Massachusetts, expert glaciologist Julie Brigham-Grette reports ice collapse in the new Cryosphere 2022 report. We end with a few words from Rev. Billy of The Church of Stop Shopping. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

COPPING OUT Of Climate Action November 23, 2022 – From Johannesburg, Professor Patrick Bond exposes the Just Transition and dirty deeds done. Two reports from COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt, Daphne Wysham and Paul Beckwith call in. Daphne, former host of Earthbeat Radio, now heads methaneaction.org. Paul is a Canadian climate scientist with experience in COP conferences and communication. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

UNBROKEN NEWS: Why Is the Arctic Suddenly Burning? November 16, 2022 – Guest Dr. David Gaveau on newly seen Arctic feedback. Alex rants on COP27 Climate Conference. Al Gore’s COP27 opening remarks: we are failing and no one believes we will do anything to stop emissions. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Your Body Is Partly Plastic. So Is Everything Else November 9, 2022 – Wired science journalist Matt Simon on his new book “A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies”. Julian Cribb author and science hunter: 10 game-ending threats to humanity. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Racing to Climate Disaster November 2, 2022 – Three U.N. Agencies warn of climate disaster. Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith joins Alex to cover the latest science. From the Land Institute in Kansas, author and plant breeder Stan Cox talks climate and food in destabilized times. “We had our chance to make incremental changes, but that time is over…. Only a root-and-branch transformation of our economies and societies can save us.” – UNEP Director Inger Andersen [221027] Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate Endgame October 26, 2022 – Climate catastrophes continue to mount. New paper “Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios” with Lead author Luke Kemp. Then Greenland ice expert Jason Box warns Earth is already committed to at least another foot of sea level rise, from Greenland alone, no matter what we do. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Return of Future Shock October 19, 2022 – Zoologist Michael Mehta Webster with cautious hope in his new book “The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth”. Dr. Bill McGuire has a darker view. He talked about his new work “Hothouse Earth: An Inhabitant’s Guide” with Alison Green from the group Scientists’ Warning. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Big Oil & Climate In Prison October 12, 2022 – Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben & friends on Egypt: the prison state where the COP27 Climate Conference will meet. But first: Big Oil – selling climate disaster. Author Geoff Dembicki with his new book “The Petroleum Papers, Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change.” Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Monsoon Failure – Marine Heat Waves -Tree Extinction October 5, 2022 – Could years of drought in India strike again, bringing famine and mass migration? New science says “yes”. Professors Gayatri Kathayat and Ashish Sinha explain. NCAR scientist Kevin Trenberth reports two marine heat waves right now. Endangered tree expert Malin Rivers with a survey of global trees. Scientists warn almost a third of tree species are in danger of extinction. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Tipping Point Hell Approaches September 28, 2022 – UK scientist David McKay warns we approach multiple tipping points – maybe the most important warning of the year. From Stanford, Professor Rob Jackson, Chair of the Global Carbon Project, says controlling methane is our best chance for a livable climate. NCAR senior scientist Kevin Trenberth returns to explain the basis of it all: earth energy imbalance. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

How To Live With Scary Climate News September 21, 2022 – Frightening news – about methane, and the Arctic – Sir David King. How people around the world react to bad news on climate, Nicole Willcoxon from the Gallup Poll people. But how can we handle this black knowledge personally? With her training in psychology, Carolyn Baker helps people through each personal climate crisis. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Hitting Harder & Faster September 14, 2022 – As climate unravels before our eyes: lead authors and new revelations. Syee Weldeab: in a climate not much warmer than today, long-frozen methane on the sea floor released. Michelle Dvorak’s: Earth will cross 1.5 degrees of warming before 2030, and probably two degrees C in the 2050’s. Kevin Rennert: America underestimates climate damage and undervalues climate action. Three interviews! Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Weather Madness September 7, 2022 – Welcome back to a new season of Radio Ecoshock. Alex covers two months of weather madness in 10 minutes. Then top scientists Kevin Trenberth and Dennis Hartmann explain La Nina, the ozone hole, and probable futures. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Best of Radio Ecoshock Shows, Summer 2022 (Replays)

Kevin Anderson: Planning Climate Disaster June 22, 2022 – Top UK scientist Kevin Anderson gets real about our “transition” to climate horror. New full interview by Nick Breeze from the ClimateGenn podcast. Alex reviews new science: can we stabilize Earth? Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Future Black As Coal June 15, 2022 – You don’t know about the growing methane threat from coal mining. Dr. Ryan Driskell Tate reports China’s energy crisis, new coal mines, and emissions no one talks about. Alex wraps the big picture, with guarded better news about a possible future. Show Image: “Screams from the Quarry” by Kingston NY artist Kevin Paulsen. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Mad Giant of Our Times June 8, 2022 – Calling from the hot zone, veteran Asia correspondent Bill Spindle: why energy choices by India could determine the future for you and the world. From Potsdam, atmospheric chemist Kathleen Mar warns our system underestimates the growing danger of methane, that other major warming gas. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

For Generation Dread June 1, 2022 – Imagine growing up in a climate-damaged world. Dr. Britt Wray talks her new book “GENERATION DREAD – Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis”. Then we question the future of forests and climate with scientist William Anderegg, University of Utah. Alex footnotes official alarm about the methane crisis. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate is not future. Climate is Now. May 25, 2022 – Exeter scientist James Dyke on fighting rear-guard action to stave off the worst. U. Bristol expert Vikki Thompson’s paper: “The 2021 western North America heat wave among the most extreme events ever recorded globally”. Alex on “astonishing” heat in Pakistan and India. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

More Stifle Than Drown (replay) May 18, 2022 – Swedish anthropologist Alf Hornborg says economic crash could empower change to save climate. UK scientist Sergei Petrovskii on his study: warming die-off of oxygen-making plankton. Ocean collapse by 2070? Robert Shirkey gets climate warning labels on Canadian gas pumps. Original Show Post Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Can We Avoid Mass Extinction of Ocean Life? May 11, 2022 – New science finds we are on the path to a mass extinction of life in the ocean. From Princeton, Dr. Justin Penn explains The Great Dying, with his paper “Avoiding ocean mass extinction from climate warming”. Then from Australia, Dr. Blanche Verlie “Learning to Live with Climate Change – From Anxiety to Transformation”. Climate is not what you think. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Not Normal: Heat & Storms May 4, 2022 – Big storms – hurricanes, tropical cyclones, typhoons – will double in the next decades. Netherlands scientist Nadia Bloemendaal on stormy climate times. The Director General of CIFOR – the world’s largest forest science organization – Robert Nasi on forests and global landscapes in a changing climate. Earth does not care, so we must. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Can We Restore The Atmosphere? April 27, 2022 – Can we reshape Earth’s atmosphere, going back to greenhouse levels found before the industrial revolution? Physicist and engineer Peter Fiekowsky says “yes” in his new book “Climate Restoration: The Only Future that will Sustain the Human Race.” But the tools are still questionable. Pay attention, to learn from one of the most informed minds in climate restoration. But stay tuned for my analysis of the pitfalls and unknowns of trying to engineer the atmosphere. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate Becomes Unglued: Scientists Rebel April 20, 2022 – The climate has become unstable. Scientists warned us for decades. Now even they are rebelling. We talk with Scientist Rebellion’s William Livernois. And Brian Ancell exposes another wrinkle nobody planned on: flash droughts. Alex reports on extreme climate-driven weather around the world. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Pole to Pole Climate Change April 13, 2022 – Atmospheric rivers and record heat appear at both Poles. Scientist Paul Beckwith on latest IPCC report. From France, global climate action: Nicolas Haeringer of 350.org on activism despite compound crisis of war, pandemic, instability. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Drought, Superstorms, War And Vision April 6, 2022 – Drought and super rain are the new normal – UC Cal’s Dr. Samantha Stevenson with 2 new science results. War in Ukraine’s environmental costs – and a new vision for climate action, from Author/Journalist Nikolas Kozloff. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Digital Repression: How are you being channeled? March 30, 2022 – Everything you see is tailored for your mind – algorithms to shape a world-view, or hide one. Dr. Jennifer Earl is an expert on digital repression, by states, companies and trolls. From UN University, Dr. Duminda Perera reveals the first portrait: hundreds of millions starving for water in Africa. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

A World on Fire March 23, 2022 – Earth is burning with more extreme wildfires. Atmospheric scientist Peter Bernath with breaking science on fires and ozone damage; Dr. Andrew Sullivan of CSIRO, Australia on new UNEP report: “Spreading Like Wildfire”. Emissions and temperatures reach new high, polar ice is low, Antarctic heat crazy. News from the climate front. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Can We Count on Catastrophe? (Replay) March 16, 2022 – With radio producers Eddie Yuen & Sasha Lilley. Why do humans fixate on catastrophe, real or imaginary? Does the nation, the economy, or civilization need to collapse- to start anew? Who benefits if we think like that, and would things get better or worse? Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

NUCLEAR MADNESS: UKRAINE EDITION March 4, 2022 – Russian tanks fire on Europe’s largest nuclear plant, in Ukraine. Disaster narrowly averted. Linda Pentz Gunter and Dr. Ira Helfand on TUC Radio explain continental risk as war continues around multiple reactors. Alex covers new IPCC report on impacts of climate change with co-author Dr. Timon McPhearson. Scientists expect catastrophic 3 degrees C warming. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Oil Terrorism In Turbulent Times March 2, 2022 – News from Extinction Rebellion, Ukraine. Journalist David Beers exposes darker myths behind Elon Musk, along with his genius. From Oil Change International, Lorne Stockman covers the risks & alternatives to fossil power – in machines and geo-politics. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Rising Methane Emergency: Euan Nisbet February 23, 2022 – Dangerous warming gas methane rising fast in atmosphere. World leading methane scientist Euan Nisbet from Royal Holloway, University of London. Brent Ragsdale w. Astrophysicist Tom Murphy & Fashion Sustainability Prof. Melody LeHew on PLAN to avoid eco-catastrophe. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Giant Storms In A Hotter World? Kerry Emanuel February 16, 2022 – Deadly storms shape lives and history. Top storm expert, MIT’S Dr. Kerry Emanuel explains the latest science, and what to expect in coming decades as the world warms. Are you feeling climate anxiety? We talk with social epidemiologist Kiffer Card, from Simon Fraser University in Canada. Who gets climate anxiety and what helps us live through it? Plus more hot news about the ocean. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

The Big Game Hits The Climate Wall February 9, 2022 – China passes America to build a new world order. But climate disrupts the Big Game: author and historian Alfred W. McCoy, University of Wisconsin-Madison on his new book “To Govern the Globe, World Orders and Catastrophic Change”. Direct from the Yukon, broadcaster “Radio” Rob Hopkins with the view from the North. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Fixing the Climate: Hopes and Hazards February 2, 2022 – “Pandora’s Toolbox: The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention” – Author Wake Smith. Living with uncertainty, retired psychologist & author Carolyn Baker. Winter heat waves: case study with Oxford’s Nicholas Leach. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Hot Oceans & Escaping Consumerism – Trenberth & Harris January 26, 2022 – The oceans just keep getting hotter, even during this La Nina year, despite the pandemic. Dr. Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Scholar at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research. Award-winning Canadian author Michael Harris on latest book “All We Want: Building the Life We Cannot Buy”. Plus: more heat records in January & the carbon capture failure. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Climate to 2500 – or Get Off Earth Quick January 19, 2022 – What will the climate be like in the year 2500? Provocative new science: mid-West wheat fields transformed to tropical palms and grassland scrub where the mighty Amazon rainforest once stood. Lead author Chris Lyon takes us deeper into the future. Then the great escape: getting off the planet before existential risk ends the human experiment. “Calamity Theory” with author Joshua Schuster. Get in the time machine. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Arctic Will Change Your Life. Nitrous Oxide, Sea Ice, & Western Fires January 12, 2022 – Take a break from the pandemic. Earth is calling. The 3rd major global warming gas, nitrous oxide, is emerging from permafrost, another feedback. From Finland, we hear from lead author Dr. Maija Marushchak. Then another shock: new science connects disappearing sea ice to more wildfires in the western U. S. That is big news from Dr. Yufei Zou in our second interview. Welcome back to Radio Ecoshock. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Twin Shadows: Viral Breakout, Arctic Breakdown January 6, 2022 – The world suffers the largest outbreak of disease in history. At the same time, climate disruption brings a heat wave to Alaska and Greenland, pushing Arctic air south where it should not be. From National Snow and Ice Data Center, Dr. Twila Moon with an Arctic Report. First, Alex reports new science on long-haul COVID. Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality (57 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)


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