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Turmoil: Venezuela and Ukraine

Mongabay journalist Glenn Scherer relays the latest from Venezuela, including their reporters penetrating deep into the lawless Amazon. Our second trip this hour is guided by the prominent Harvard historian Serhii Plokhii. He grew up with the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, and lived through  …

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Two Dangerous Myths Exposed

Scientist Mary Booth says the new drive to burn wood as a replacement for coal is backfiring in the atmosphere. Jay Coghlan on the arcane world of “plutonium pits” – the trigger for nuclear weapons. If you like ultimate gambling, this is it,  …

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Two Degrees Beyond Safe

Weather has become destabilized around the world. We have new science about risk and the way forward – just released by the Royal Society. From the UK, lead editor Dann Mitchell is our guest. Environmental lawyer Robert Verchick asks: who pays for climate  …

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The Heat Goes On

News of heat records set in Australia & New Zealand. Killer heat in India, with clips from news Down Under. Pipeline news and court victory, with Karenna Gore clip. Interview with Larry Shoup on the failure of capitalism on climate, the CFR and  …

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Hail Mary to Save the Climate

Can we really power civilization with just hydro, solar and wind power? Scientist Ken Caldeira says almost, but not quite, in a new study. But we’ve already dumped too many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. From the UK, scientist David Beerling explains a  …

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EMP = Instant Blackout

As Director of the U.S. Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Dr. Peter Pry warns an electromagnetic pulse could fry the grid. In the following year, 90% of the population dies. What we can do. Then Elisabeth Rataj on mental health impacts  …

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Greenland Melt & Japanese Meltdown Conspiracy

Greenland has been bare in human times, and may be again soon. Stunning new science from Joerg Schaefer. Journalist Robert Hunziker: Japan’s shameful conspiracy to silence Fukushima disaster for the Olympics. Plus notes on the long shadow of Trump’s climate denial. My first  …

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Cracks in the Big Picture

SUMMARY: Climate scientist Paul Beckwith will tell us why sea ice around the world is in retreat, and what it means for our weather. Is it a planetary climate emergency? From the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, Dr. Klaus Lackner explains capturing carbon  …

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Climate: Too Far & Too Fast?

Scientist Tobias Friedrich says Earth could heat up 6 degrees C., almost 11 degrees F, in a single lifetime. Richard Heede finds 83 companies, plus 7 countries, are responsible for 65% of all greenhouse gases. He names names. Then restoring carbon to the  …

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Siberia Ablaze in September! another sign of climate chaos

Arriving by phone? Click the player arrow to start listening now. http://www.ecoshock.net/downloads/ES_161005_LoFi.mp3   The Russian government is hiding the massive fires in Siberia, says Alexey Yaroshenko of Greenpeace in Moscow. It’s another sign climate chaos has arrived. From Germany, Isabel Rosa explains science  …

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For Better or For Worse

Author Richard Heinberg on new book “Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy”. Plus plankton expert Dr. Michael Behrenfeld: is the foundation of ocean life in trouble? Radio Ecoshock 160629 Download or listen to this Radio Ecoshock show  …

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Peak Oil? Life of M. King Hubbert

The man and the movement – is it dead? This week we’re going to look at a life that shaped energy expectations, a whole social movement, and American military policy in the Middle East. Finally, there is a biography of M. King Hubbert,  …

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