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Future Black As Coal

You don’t know about the growing methane threat from coal mining. Dr. Ryan Driskell Tate reports China’s energy crisis, new coal mines, and emissions no one talks about. Alex wraps the big picture, with guarded better news about a possible future. Show Image:  …

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The Mad Giant of Our Times

Calling from the hot zone, veteran Asia correspondent Bill Spindle: why energy choices by India could determine the future for you and the world. From Potsdam, atmospheric chemist Kathleen Mar warns our system underestimates the growing danger of methane, that other major warming  …

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For Generation Dread

Imagine growing up in a climate-damaged world. Dr. Britt Wray talks her new book “GENERATION DREAD – Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis”. Then we question the future of forests and climate with scientist William Anderegg, University of Utah. Alex footnotes  …

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Can We Avoid Mass Extinction of Ocean Life?

New science finds we are on the path to a mass extinction of life in the ocean. From Princeton, Dr. Justin Penn explains The Great Dying, with his paper “Avoiding ocean mass extinction from climate warming”. Then from Australia, Dr. Blanche Verlie “Learning  …

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Not Normal: Heat & Storms

Big storms – hurricanes, tropical cyclones, typhoons – will double in the next decades. Netherlands scientist Nadia Bloemendaal on stormy climate times. The Director General of CIFOR – the world’s largest forest science organization – Robert Nasi on forests and global landscapes in  …

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Can We Restore The Atmosphere?

Can we reshape Earth’s atmosphere, going back to greenhouse levels found before the industrial revolution? Physicist and engineer Peter Fiekowsky says “yes” in his new book “Climate Restoration: The Only Future that will Sustain the Human Race.” But the tools are still questionable.  …

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Drought, Superstorms, War And Vision

Drought and super rain are the new normal – UC Cal’s Dr. Samantha Stevenson with 2 new science results. War in Ukraine’s environmental costs – and a new vision for climate action, from author/journalist Nikolas Kozloff. Listen to or download this Radio Ecoshock  …

Can We Count on Catastrophe? (Replay)

With radio producers Eddie Yuen & Sasha Lilley. Why do humans fixate on catastrophe, real or imaginary? Does the nation, the economy, or civilization need to collapse- to start anew? Who benefits if we think like that, and would things get better or  …

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Oil Terrorism In Turbulent Times

News from Extinction Rebellion, Ukraine. Journalist David Beers exposes darker myths behind Elon Musk, along with his genius. From Oil Change International, Lorne Stockman covers the risks & alternatives to fossil power – in machines and geo-politics. Listen to or download this Radio  …

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The Rising Methane Emergency: Euan Nisbet

Dangerous warming gas methane rising fast in atmosphere. World leading methane scientist Euan Nisbet from Royal Holloway, University of London. Brent Ragsdale w. Astrophysicist Tom Murphy & Fashion Sustainability Prof. Melody LeHew on PLAN to avoid eco-catastrophe. Listen to or download this Radio  …

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Climate to 2500 – or Get Off Earth Quick

What will the climate be like in the year 2500? Provocative new science: mid-West wheat fields transformed to tropical palms and grassland scrub where the mighty Amazon rainforest once stood. Lead author Chris Lyon takes us deeper into the future. Then the great  …

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Paul Virilio and the planetary accident

As we extend into screen life, we build a digital body. What is this techno-hybrid being you have become? French intellectual Paul Virilio, author of “The Information Bomb” & “The Administration of Fear” is our witness, along with guest John David Ebert. With  …

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