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Why the Sea Ice Matters Audio clips from film by Arctic Methane Emergency Group with NASA’s James Hansen, Peter Wadhams of Cambridge, Natalia Shakhova University of Alaska, David Wasdell Apollo-Gaia Project. Insight into the world’s thermostat from Radio Ecoshock 121219 19 min CD Quality 17 MB or Lo-Fi 4 MB
World Bank Says 4 Degrees C Rise Possible At current emissions rates, Earth will blow past 4 degrees C heating, says World Bank report December 2012. I interview Olivia Maria Serdeczny from the Potsdam Institute in Germany, authors of the report for the Bank. From Radio Ecoshock 121205 16 min in CD Quality 14 MB or Lo-Fi 4 MB
Guy McPherson Speech to Bluegrass Bioneeers Conference, Kentucky USA November 2012, radio version from Ecoshock 121205 Very popular if bleak assessment of our chances. My fact check of this speech here. Guy’s talk 29 min CD Quality 26 MB or Lo-Fi 6 MB.
Kevin Anderson: What They Won’t Tell You About Climate Change. By Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (UK) Nobember 6, 2012 at the Cabot Institute, Bristol University. Frightening summary of reports we are headed into runaway climate change. Radio version from Ecoshock 121114 58 min Lo-Fi 13 MB. Full speech recorded by Alex Smith 1 hour 13 min Lo-Fi. Slides for talk here.
HURRICANE SANDY: DEFENSES AGAINST RISING SEAS Professor J. Court Stevenson, University of Maryland, on city surge defenses around the world. Plus look at possible defenses for New York and D.C. From Ecoshock 121107 21 min CD Quality 18 MB or Lo-Fi 5 MB
HURRICANE SANDY: RAVAGING TIDE Alex interviews Mike Tidwell, author of “The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Coming Death of America’s Coastal Cities.” He saw it coming to New York 5 years ago. We talk Hurricane Sandy. From Ecoshock 121107 20 min CD Quality 18 MB or Lo-Fi 5 MB
CIA Report on Climate Change Professor John D. Steinbruner on a new report to the C.I.A. about disruptive climate change. The title of the assessment from National Research Council is “Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis.” From Radio Ecoshock 121128 18 min CD Quality 16 MB or Lo-Fi 4 MB
Australia’s Massive Coal Expansion From Australia, Greenpeace’s Georgina Woods on huge coal expansion. The Galilee Basin slated for a half dozen giant coal mines, even as climate change slams Australia and the world. Great Barrier reef threatened with extinction. From Ecoshock 121031 16 min CD Quality 14 MB or Lo-Fi 4 MB
Li Yan, from Beijing, Greenpeace East Asia climate and energy director. We talk China’s emissions, coal dependence, and solutions in alternative energy. Seldom reported, huge world impact. 20 min in CD quality or Lo-Fi from Ecoshock 120905
Arne Mooers, from Simon Fraser University. One author of 21 scientists “Study Predicts Imminent Irreversible Planetary Collapse”. Serious warning from serious scientists. From Ecoshock 120627 19 minutes in CD Quality or Lo-Fi.
Planetary Boundaries presentation at Rio +20 by Kate Raworth of Oxfam and Johan Rockstrom of the Stockholm Resilience Institute – as climate denialists gut the Rio agreement. 20 min from Ecoshock 120627 audio courtesy of environmental journalist Stephen Leahy, in CD quality or Lo-Fi.
Dr. John Mashey investigates the right-wing billionaires & corporations who pay “charities,” bloggers, & old weathermen to deny climate science – the Heartland Institute scandal.
Carlos Duarte, award-winning oceanographer says summer sea ice in the Arctic could disappear by 2015. Older ice is diminishing, and a series of impacts bring open Polar seas much faster than we thought.
Peter Wadhams, arctic sea ice specialist at Cambridge; carbon & methane expert on recent Russian/American research into methane coming from the East Siberian sea bed. One Russian scientist fears an earthquake could release a burst up to 50 tons of methane, driving a sudden heat jump on planet Earth. Wadhams considers the risks, calling on emergency action to stave off an Arctic tipping point.
David Archer, University of Chicago and RealClimate.org. Author of “The Long Thaw.” After calculations, Archer discounts the likelihood of a serious methane burst from the Arctic. He says methane from the Tropics is a bigger threat.
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