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HARD NEWS, TROUBLED PLANET

Summary: Australia fires climate scientists while expanding coal. Ellen Roberts of GetUp! reports. From Netherlands, scientist Arjen Hoekstra finds 4 billion people in water scarcity. From Hong Kong, Stuart Heaver on nuclear fear next door. Radio Ecoshock 160217 A new paper by Australian  …

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THE DEATH OF NUCLEAR POWER

SUMMARY: Lead author of “World Nuclear Industry Status Reports” Mycle Schneider on new Nuclear Leap Forward in China. Famous activist Helen Caldicott on plan to make S. Australia a world nuclear dump; and dangerous nuke waste in St. Louis, Missouri. Radio Ecoshock 160127  …

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The High Arctic and Eco-Anxiety

SUMMARY: Disturbing climate news from high Arctic with Paul Beckwith. Handling eco-anxiety with Susie Burke of Australian Psychological Society. Radio Ecoshock 140903 kicks off new fall season. A hearty welcome back to another season of Radio Ecoshock. I’m your tour-guide, Alex Smith. In  …

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Over the Climate Cliff

FRYING AUSTRALIA Do you want to know what the future looks like? Try Australia, where bats falls dead out of the sky, and tennis players drop like flies in the heat. Coming right up: a report from the hot front with Cam Walker,  …

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Unburnable: Risky Fossil Fuel Investments Vs. Climate Crisis

Two new reports say climate change could cause the next financial crisis. From London, Bob Ward, LSE lead author of “Unburnable: Carbon 2013: Wasted capital and stranded assets.” From Australia’s Climate Institute, John Connor on coal’s risky future. Plus Nancy LaPlaca: why does  …

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A Warning From the Future

Coming up in this program: leading scientist Dr. David Karoly says record heat and fires in Australia are a warning to the world. But we are not alone in the big change. Insects may adapt or die faster than humans, as told by  …

Can We Avoid A Collapse?

"Population Bomb" author & Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich on his Royal Society Paper "Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?" From Tasmania, forest expert Dr. David Bowman: wild fires drive more global warming. Economist John Talberth suing the U.S. Government over  …

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CLIMATE CHAOS & CHINESE CONSUMERS

Hi there, There are three parts to this program: #1. I interview Jeff Masters. Millions of people check with “The Weather Underground” for the latest. Last week, it was #56 for traffic, out of all the sites on the Net. It’s huge. Visitors  …

DOUBT IS OUR PRODUCT – the blog

NOTES AND LINKS FOR THIS WEEK’S SHOW: Why do media run “scandals” about climate science? They get full page ads from car and oil companies, and they don’t give a damn about our future. It’s all in the latest ratings, the quarterly profit  …

The Economy: Dinosaurs Will Die

Welcome to Radio Ecoshock. This week’s program is about schizophrenia: the state of hoping the system will crash before it kills the planet, while counting on all the usual creature comforts of home, jobs, and a well-stocked supermarket. Yes, I know the Western  …

The Economy of Climate Burn

The Australian wildfires – a warning to the world? I interview Dr. Barry Brook a climatologist from Adelaide. Brook was named one of the top 10 bright young scientists in Australia. His blog makes a strong case that the drying of Australia shows  …

CHANGE OR BURN The Australian Experience

Ecoshock Show 080718 Speech by top climate/economic adviser to new Australian government, Prof. Ross Garnaut. His report is an update of the famous Stern Report in the UK – with even better accounting for China and all Asia. Professor Garnaut was the Australian  …

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