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Last Call for the Climate

Our institutions fail just as the first waves of a broken climate arrive. We get that story, and the Resistance, from our first guest Stuart Scott. Then we explore the latest science about a feedback from thawing Arctic Permafrost, with our second guest,  …

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Tim Garrett: The Physics of Clouds & Collapse

A full length interview with Professor Tim Garrett, University of Utah. Clouds, Arctic pollution, & climate change. Energy, wealth & collapse. The life-cycle of civilizations and the electricity of brains. A wide-ranging interview, bound to be a classic. Radio Ecoshock 181003. Download or  …

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The Trouble with Billionaires (replay)

Our topic this week: “The Trouble with Billionaires, Why Too Much Money at the Top Is Bad for Everyone.” You’ll hear directly from the authors of that book, tax Professor Neil Brooks, and journalist Linda McQuaig. Now that Donald Trump appointed scads of  …

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It’s Still Later Than You Think

Retrospective 2009 program “Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)” and two new interviews. MD Paul David Blanc on his new book “Fake Silk, the Lethal History of Viscose Rayon”. Plus, as billions head into unprepared cities, Ipek Gencsu on a report from  …

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David Fleming & Dark Optimism

How can we go on living with impossible problems? Green writer David Fleming influenced the UK Green Party, the Transition Towns movement, & new economics. Fleming passed away in 2010, leaving an unpublished dictionary for our survival. Writer & editor Shaun Chamberlin picked  …

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More Stifle Than Drown

SUMMARY: Swedish anthropologist Alf Hornborg says economic crash could empower change to save climate. UK scientist Sergei Petrovskii on new paper: warming die-off of oxygen-making plankton. Robert Shirkey gets climate warning labels on Canadian gas pumps. Radio Ecoshock 160120 WELCOME TO RADIO ECOSHOCK  …

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RETURN OF ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

Extreme rainfall events are cropping up around the world. In England, once in a thousand year floods have repeated 3 times now, in five years. Records are falling in many countries. In a warmer world, we’ve gained 7 percent more water vapor in  …

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HOW WE MIGHT SURVIVE

Will China lead the world into a new “ecological civilization”, while America falls behind into the remnants of the old carbon age? Hidden by mainstream media, major changes are developing on the global stage. Our guest Laurence Brahm gives us a tour. Meanwhile,  …

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THE CARBON BUBBLE BURSTS

SUMMARY: Author and finance guru Jeff Rubin “The Carbon Bubble: What Happens To Us When It Bursts”. Science journalist Emma Marris on re-crafting the wild. Radio Ecoshock 150610 “Look we recognize that climate change is happening. The dilemma for society is addressing climate  …

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Fires Raise Chernobyl Radiation – Again

Some interviews drive by, others stay for the deep record. This week I have two heavy-hitters for you. Right out of the international news, forest fires near the Chernobyl nuclear wreck in Ukraine have raised dangerous radioactive particles into the atmosphere – again.  …

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SPINNING WORLD, ANGRY PLANET

SUMMARY: Welcome to a power-packed Radio Ecoshock Show. I’m Alex Smith. My guests are George Kourounis, host of the TV show “Angry Planet”, and the solar-powered international musician known as Turtuga Blanku. But first, we’ll talk with a high-powered international lawyer who switched  …

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NUCLEAR EXTINCTION IS POSSIBLE

SUMMARY: Famous anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott warns nuclear extinction still looms – a threat as great as climate change. Then author David Bollier explains the new Commons on the ground and in cyber-space. Radio Ecoshock 150211 Welcome. I’m Alex Smith. You know,  …

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