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Home Planet Blues – 4 Voices

Welcome back to Radio Ecoshock. I’m Alex Smith with a variety show this week. SHOW SUMMARY We talk with the scientist with the biggest climate news of 2014. Dr. Steve Sherwood in Australia made a breakthrough on the future of clouds. It’s not  …

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KILL THE CAR

Studies show humans rate driving and commuting as the most stressful time every day. They are not aware of the harmful fumes filling the car. Or the carbon pouring up into the atmosphere. As times get hotter, they crank up the air-conditioning, burning  …

Gimme Shelter

NOTE: A FULL BLOG WITH ALL THE LINKS WILL BE POSTED THURSDAY APRIL 1ST Unless you are a farmer or one of the last rugged outdoors adventurers, 90 percent of your time on Earth is spent inside buildings. We are snails who don’t  …

BULLDOZE SUBURBIA

Ecocities? Don’t make me laugh… Just as Green Mayors finally arrive, the financial collapse is draining cities into poverty. San Francisco has almost half a billion dollars in revenue shortfall. Vancouver is slashing, starting with a 40 year-old plant conservatory. The only stimulus  …

GREENING PORTLAND – Your City How To

I tossed this recording of “Greening Portland” into a small line at the bottom of last week’s Radio Ecoshock blog, thinking maybe a few people would be interested. To my shock, over 400 people downloaded it within two days! I didn’t know that  …

The Future: Dark or Resilient?

Hi there. We have so much great audio for you this week – I don’t have time to tell you about it. Buckle up for a new Radio Ecoshock interview with Richard Heinberg, famous Peak Oiler, author of “The Party’s Over”, “Powerdown” and  …

SMART DECLINE

Bill Rees, originator of the ecological footprint, says we are already into overshoot. We can plan to reduce our use of Earth’s resources, or plunge through a series of disasters. Full keynote speech from “Resilient Cities” 091021 plus Q and A with Warren  …

RESILIENT CITIES for Transition Times #1

THIS WEEK: The latest speeches from the “Gaining Ground/Resilient Cities” conference in Vancouver, Canada October 20-23. You’ll hear Post Carbon Institute fellow, and green city guide author Warren Karlenzig – plus former Shell Oil executive (now turned anti-corporate activist) Anita Burke. Much more  …

OFF THE CLIMATE CLIFF? OR GREENER CITIES?

Every day tankers and pipelines carry black gold to power industrial society. The coal trains and ships deliver more carbon for the great bonfire of humanity. We know for a certainty, if we keep on burning it all, our planet will become hot,  …

URBAN MELTDOWN II

American cities in decay. Refugees not from New Orleans after Katrina. This is a different kind of Hurricane. A trifecta of climate change, high oil prices and the real estate bubble leaves abandoned holes from Detroit, Philadelphia, Phoenix and beyond. I’m Alex Smith,  …

RESILIENT CITIES Peak Oil & Climate

Can a city really work without oil? How will we ever make the transition? I’m Alex Smith for Radio Ecoshock – and you are in for a treat. Professor Peter Newman has designed public transport in Australia, and studied sustainable cities all over  …

Re Send of Building Sanity, Passivhaus Workshop

Hi folks! Sorry, but last week’s podcast send was incomplete. You didn’t get the full show. So here is a re-send – the workshop on how to save 90% on building energy costs (and greenhouse gases) is too important to miss. That was  …

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