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Drop The Distractions: Transcontinental Extreme Heat

Mexico, Africa, Southeast Asia is burning hot as never before. New state of the world? From Ahmedabad India, Dr. Minal Pathak reports from one of the hottest. Is the new heat beyond science? From Aix Marseille Université France, senior research scientist Wolfgang Cramer  …

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Climate Homicide

Records show fossil fuel executives and big corporations knew their products would cause disastrous global damage – for decades.  Should they be charged with homicide? From Public Citizen David Arkush makes the case.  From Rutgers, Journalism Professor Melissa Aronczyk on Greenwashing the Canadian  …

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O Artificial Savior From the Heat

Millions are caught in the climate fire. Australian scientist Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick on global overview: “Extreme terrestrial heat in 2023”. But it is not just climate. Huge natural systems are failing. From University of Hawaii, Dr. Charles Fletcher is co-author of the heavily viewed  …

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Extreme Heat = More Mass Migration (replay)

Extreme heat and rising seas will push hundreds of millions of people toward sanctuary. New compilation of previous interviews: Alex de Sherbinin reveals hundreds of millions of climate refugees expected by an unlikely source: the World Bank. What cities, deltas or whole countries  …

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Nomad Century & Bad Banks (replay)

Are your savings helping the mad new expansion of fossil fuels? From RAN, Dr. April Merleaux names big banks expanding oil, gas & coal from the Arctic to the Amazon. From London, broadcaster, author, and science journalist Gaia Vince on coming mass climate  …

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The Coming Monster Heat Waves

New monster heat waves are killing people across the world: the old, children, mothers, simple outdoor workers. A new analysis shows oil and gas production from just five well-known corporations will kill at least 5 million people, and maybe more than 10 million  …

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Why So Hot So Fast?

Gavin Schmidt is Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. He tells us “Climate models can’t explain 2023’s huge heat anomaly – we could be in uncharted territory.” Meanwhile, so much ice is melting at the Poles, Earth’s rotation is changing.  …

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Climate Sci-Fi Gets Too Real

Is it science or fiction? Both! Top climate science fiction writers Kim Stanley Robinson & Bruce Sterling. Robinson shocked the world with his 2020 book “The Ministry of the Future” where 20 million people perished in a massive heat wave. We talk consequences  …

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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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Is This a Glimpse of the New Hot Future?

Lost in endless political hype, this planet is hotter. Expert Earth System Modeler Till Kulhbrodt says this may be a glimpse of a future three degrees above pre-industrial. Are we approaching tipping points, or are some already behind us? We revisit an interview  …

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Broken News

Amid human disasters, some hope evolution can save us. Maine Professor Tim Waring worries evolutionary design may stop humans from solving climate change. New science: a major meltdown in Antarctica can happen not in thousands of years, but less than 200. That leads  …

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Why Renewables Cannot Power Your World – Simon Michaux

Renewables cannot power the world we know. Dr. Simon Michaux from the Geological Survey of Finland crunched the numbers: not enough time, and not enough metals. In this unique interview on Rachel Donald’s PlanetCritical broadcast, Michaux explains the limits – and what we  …

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