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Cascading Tipping Points & Permafrost (replay)

Top European scientists warn tipping points could cascade toward absolute climate disaster. Prof. Tim Lenton from U of Exeter. Permafrost expert Susan Natali from Woods Hole explains CO2 pouring out from the WINTER Arctic. Listen to or download this Radio Ecoshock show in  …

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Beaten Down by the Heat

Alex reports from the west coast heat storm that made Canada hotter than Baghdad in late June. Hundreds dead. Plus two interviews on animal survival in heat: Canadian scientists Nick Mulvey and Jennifer Sunday, and George Monbiot speech releasing book “Heat” in 2006.  …

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HEAT STORM! How it kills and who.

Three experts from my second of my series on Extreme Heat: Elizabeth Hanna, Robert Kopp and Jonathan Patz. NASA just announced Earth is heating faster than expected. Deadly heat in India, unheard-of heat in France and Alaska. The Arctic is thawing out. The  …

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Climate in a Fiery World

Global heat roundup + Harvard’s Dr. Loretta Mickley: how fiery this planet is. Do wildfires and those far-flung clouds of smoke heat or cool the planet? The lakes are heating up, like everything else, and that means losing oxygen. From New York State,  …

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Ugly Truths Nobody Wants to Hear

J.B. MacKinnon, co-author of “The 100 Mile Diet” on his new book “The Day the World Stops Shopping – How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment and Ourselves”. UK Professor and aviation adviser to governments, Dr. David Lee with the harsh facts about aircraft  …

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Post Growth and Degrowth: Tim Jackson, Lorenz Keysser

From the UK, Professor Tim Jackson talks about his new book “Post Growth: Life After Capitalism”. Lorenz Keysser from ETH Zurich takes it further: planned decline coupled with increasing well-being – degrowth. Stock markets, banks, every business – everybody wants to grow more  …

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HEAT UP – GRID DOWN

Grid blackouts are increasing in the United States as extreme heat ramps up. New study with Dr. Brian Stone Jr. – why a blackout during a heatwave could led to mass deaths. Temperatures inside homes become deadly without air-conditioning and “cooling centers” have  …

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Climate Reset: Floods to Species

Scientists warn about previous gross underestimates of just how many people will be flooded out. It could be hundreds of millions. Our guide is Professor Jonathan Bamber from the Bristol Glaciology Centre, UK. Then Lead author of “Navigating transformation of biodiversity and climate”  …

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Permafrost Thaw = Climate Disaster? Maybe.

The frozen north is thawing as record heat arrives. Is that a climate disaster, or not? Boston College researcher and Professor Jeremy Shakun reports new science on this key tipping point. Looking for some assurance in troubled times? Marjory Wildcraft returns with her  …

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Abrupt Climate Change Is Possible

Abrupt climate change: unimaginable changes in less than a lifetime. From Copenhagen Dr. Sune Olander Rasmussen explains the risks. Plus: From GEOMAR at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Dr. Andreas Oschlies takes us on a tour of deep life and its future.  …

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Endless Summer or Climate Action?

Is climate action sleeping or dead? Long-time American activist Tom Bowman reports. Ready for intense summers six months long? Two months of winter? That’s coming up with our guest from China, scientist Yuping Guan. We also stroll down to Kansas City for a  …

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Plants & Animals Wiped Out by Climate Change

Guests: Arizona scientist David Breshears and Australian science journalist John Pickrell. How heat waves kill off forests – and the rush to save rare animals in Australia – during the worst bushfires ever seen. This show is not about how climate change will  …

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