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Whiplash & Greenlash

When big systems flip into another state, that is trouble for species needing normal. Like us. We get the latest on global tipping points in 2023 from one of the world’s experts, Professor Tim Lenton from Exeter University. Then we explore earth energy  …

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Why the Weird Weather?

Blistering heat waves across the Southern Hemisphere, strange storms in the North. Alex reports new science of Atmospheric Rivers, Arctic Ice and teleconnections. Columbian scientist Paola Arias Gomez explains continuing drought & record heat smashing agriculture in Argentina, South Brazil, and Uruguay –  …

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Racing to Climate Disaster

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  …

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Monsoon Failure – Marine Heat Waves -Tree Extinction

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  …

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Wild Winters and the Eco Farm

We revisit predictions for this winter for the northern hemisphere – from expert forecaster Judah Cohen. Then an answer for supply chain problems, food inflation, and our sanity. We visit a special farm outside Kansas City, where city mice learn how to grow  …

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Extreme Weather: How Are The Kids Doing?

With shocking extreme weather, how are the kids doing? Climate change is leading to stress in children similar to PTSD. Dr. Betty Lai has been studying that for a decade of hurricanes and bushfires. Then Ecoshock gets the real dirt with soil strategist  …

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Climate Power for All

The Biden/Harris team just appointed Professor Shalanda Baker as Deputy Director for Energy Justice at the Department of Energy. Meet her first, here on Radio Ecoshock. We discuss Baker’s new book “Revolutionary Power – An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition”. Dr. Katharyn  …

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Famine Follows Pandemic

David Beasley, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme warns the Security Council: a famine of “Biblical proportions” is developing in the 2020 pandemic. Then California author Richard Heinberg works through the fragile food chain and resilient action. Listen to or  …

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Hot Nature Weakens and Wilts

Another big wheel of the climate shift has turned. Scientist Levke Caesar: the Atlantic overturning current weakened due to climate change. Hundreds of millions of people on both sides of the Atlantic are affected. From Germany, Luis Samaniego forecasts European drought. Spain could  …

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Hail Mary to Save the Climate

Can we really power civilization with just hydro, solar and wind power? Scientist Ken Caldeira says almost, but not quite, in a new study. But we’ve already dumped too many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. From the UK, scientist David Beerling explains a  …

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3 Radical Interviews

Your Food, Coral, and Free Portland Welcome to Radio Ecoshock. We have 3 interviews for you. Michael Brownlee: local foods as a climate lifeboat. Andrew Baird, hot new science on coral’s last stand. Nick Caleb: Yes, Portland is still standing against ending the  …

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Beyond the Threshold

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  …

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