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2 Degrees by 2030 and Panic Politics

1.5 degrees C is already behind us.  Could 2 degrees of warming arrive by 2030? Despite pushback, Dr. Malcolm McCulloch makes the case from Perth, during Australia’s roasting, hottest-ever February.  But first, UK Professor Emeritus and psychoanalyst Paul Hoggett on climate, victimhood, and  …

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Climate Cities: Radical Adaptation

Is your city ready for extreme heat, floods, and wind? No! It is time for “Radical Adaptation” with Professor Brian Stone, Director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech. Can we still make cement, steel – the basics – without fossil fuels?  …

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UNREPORTED: Amazon Emergency & Destabilized Atmosphere

The Amazon – lungs of the world – is in last-stage crisis. It is boiling in record smashing heat, drought, and fire. We visit the last stand with Rhett Butler, Founder and CEO of independent media hub Mongabay. Does it seem more stormy  …

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Spectacle, Necrocapitalism, & Methane

Welcome to a wild ride into “Necrocapitalism” – cutting observations by Greek scientist and author George Tsakraklides.  Then more worrying news about methane: frozen under the deep sea around every continent, methane can melt, migrate and release closer to shore.  We talk through  …

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Dirty Air or Sudden Heat? (replay)

If we clean up air pollution, the weather gets hotter and wilder. From Norway, Dr. Bjorn Samset explains the stakes. Then from Harvard, Dr. Francesca Dominici reveals shocking new science: just a short exposure to bad air kills seniors! I’m Alex. This is  …

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Beat the Soaring Heat

With research into heat and the limits of human health Dr. Ollie Jay, Director of the Heat and Health Research Incubator at the University of Sydney. Doctor and University of Sydney Professor Adrienne Gordon explains her specialty in care of mothers and the  …

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Living Climate Collapse In Real Time

UN head António Guterres: “Record global heating should send shivers down the spines of world leaders.” Ice-world has tipped – no going back. Dr. Twila Moon from National Snow & Ice Data Center new “State of the Cryosphere 2023 Report”. The ozone hole  …

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The Plan To Wreck The Atmosphere

Fossil fuel producers expand production while promising to reduce emissions,.  They plan to keep mining and pumping carbon past the year 2050.  The “2023 Production Gap Report” shows brain-breaking disconnects in word and deed.  Co-Lead Author Michael Lazarus explains. Then “Record-high CO2 emissions  …

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Wealth Supremacy Vs. Climate Doom

Behind all the crisis, the wealth machine pulls money up to the one percent.  The worse things get, the less for everyone else.  Author and activist Marjorie Kelly: “  “Wealth Supremacy:  How the Extractive Economy and the Biased Rules of Capitalism Drive Today’s  …

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JAMES HANSEN – Super Warming in the Pipeline

Global warming is accelerating, at double the rate just a dozen years ago. The target of 1.5 degrees Celsius is “dead as a door-nail”. Earth will warm not 3 degrees, but 4.8 degrees C – 10 degrees F. – according to former NASA  …

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Dangerous Contradiction: “Green New Deal”

Is the “Green New Deal” a solution or another problem? Rethinking our options first with Dr. Ted Trainer, founder of The Simpler Way in Australia. From Cambridge, political economist Jeremy Green finds dangerous myths in the New Deal for an overloaded system. Look  …

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Destabilized Weather in an Unstable World

New tested science shows your body’s heat tolerance is much lower than experts assume.  Dr. Daniel J. Vecellio warns of “Greatly enhanced risk to humans” as humid heat stress strikes billions of people sooner than expected.  We just lived through: the big heat  …

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