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What I Really Think Will Happen Is Happening Already

Tornadoes, climate and a rocky future Long-time science journalist Alex Smith finally admits his own hopes and fears, knowing what we know now. Some neglected new science shows up, plus clips with Todd Rose on collective illusions, and a word from 11-year-old climate  …

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Avoiding the Doom Loop in the Age of Crisis

Can crisis tip us into an ecologically sane civilization? UK Think tank report author Laurie Laybourn on a future where disasters ripple across the world. Then let’s get away – to Antarctica. Why did sea ice crash around that frozen continent? Increasing El  …

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Why Normal Is Never Coming Back

Space physics expert Professor Thomas W. Murphy warns government and corporate plans are impossible. The growth game is OVER. We are never going back to “normal”. Post Carbon Institute Fellow and author of 14 books Richard Heinberg says “The renewable energy transition is  …

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60 Climate Feedbacks & “A Better Catastrophe”

The latest and best overview of climate feedbacks is out. UK scientist Tim Lenton reports possible futures. From New York, author and activist Andrew Boyd on his new book “I Want A Better Catastrophe.” Listen to or download this Radio Ecoshock show in  …

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Why the Weird Weather?

Blistering heat waves across the Southern Hemisphere, strange storms in the North. Alex reports new science of Atmospheric Rivers, Arctic Ice and teleconnections. Columbian scientist Paola Arias Gomez explains continuing drought & record heat smashing agriculture in Argentina, South Brazil, and Uruguay –  …

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Polycrisis Angst: Denial or Gaia?

Cognitive scientist Philip Fernbach discovers a disturbing mechanism in society and the mind. As the polycrisis becomes permanent, former World Watch Editor Erik Assadourian explains the new Gaian Way. Can this help? Listen to or download this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality  …

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Hansen – A World 10 Degrees C Hotter ! ?

James Hansen, former top NASA climate scientist – his new paper warns the climate is already committed to extreme changes that will devastate life on this planet, including humanity. Alex investigates “Global Warming in the Pipeline”. Dr. Barry Lomax reports a near-miss extinction  …

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Saviors of Civilization?

Millions of northern Europeans wore coats indoors, as energy prices skyrocket. Then the winter heat wave hit. Author & energy watcher Nate Hagens interviews writer/film-maker Nora Bateson in Sweden. Is this a trial run for living with less? Alex investigates Liquid Natural Gas  …

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Your Body Is Partly Plastic. So Is Everything Else

Wired science journalist Matt Simon on his new book “A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies”. Julian Cribb author and science hunter: 10 game-ending threats to humanity. Listen to or download this Radio Ecoshock show in CD  …

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Climate Endgame

Climate catastrophes continue to mount. New paper “Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios” with Lead author Luke Kemp. Then Greenland ice expert Jason Box warns Earth is already committed to at least another foot of sea level rise, from Greenland alone, no  …

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The Return of Future Shock

Zoologist Michael Mehta Webster with cautious hope in his new book “The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth”. Dr. Bill McGuire has a darker view. He talked about his new work “Hothouse Earth: An Inhabitant’s Guide” with Alison Green from  …

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Monsoon Failure – Marine Heat Waves -Tree Extinction

Could years of drought in India strike again, bringing famine and mass migration? New science says “yes”. Professors Gayatri Kathayat and Ashish Sinha explain. NCAR scientist Kevin Trenberth reports two marine heat waves right now. Endangered tree expert Malin Rivers with a survey  …

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