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Future Past

SUMMARY: Bojana Bajzelj of Cambridge finds raising food for 9 billion will take all our carbon emissions. Benjamin Blonder tells us how the current plant world was shaped by the last big meteorite hit. Eelco Rohling: sea level rose 5 meters (16 ft)  …

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Climate Change – We Don’t Want It

SUMMARY: Dr. Bill Miller, author of “The Microcosm Within” on climate & new diseases. From Wales, Lloyd Jones’ new “cli-fi” work, and “Victory Gardens” Vancouver co-founder Lisa Giroday on urban farming. INTRODUCTION: There’s lots to do and hear in this edition of Radio  …

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California Drought: Is this the big one?

RADIO ECOSHOCK SPECIAL ON CALIFORNIA DROUGHT Despite recent rains, California’s reservoirs are near empty, snow-pack light, and groundwater depleted. Four experts on a drought that really started in 2006, impacts on economy, food, farming, and nature. Guests: Dr. Peter Gleick, Dr. Jay Famiglietti,  …

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Cool Solutions for a Hot Planet

It’s a quick one-two punch this week. Later we’ll hear from the and only Albert Bates on the wonder of biochar and how it might save the world climate. But first, an Australian expert explains how humans die off in a hotter world.  …

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Growing Food Indoors Under Lights

From herbs to food under new high tech, low-energy lighting. Inventor Philip Be’er. We can lower emissions by growing our own. Plus small scale farmer, author & anthropologist Walter Haugen. Song by Australian band Pagan Love Cult. Radio Ecoshock 130306 Part of doing  …

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Victory Gardens Past and Future (with LaManda Joy)

Food prices are rising due to climate, peak oil & poor economy. Best time to start your city on Victory Gardens. Speech by LaManda Joy to Great Lakes Bioneers tells how. With intro on food prices in Canada, UK, Australia, USA, clips from  …

FOOD AND REVOLUTION

Three guests. Rob Stewart, Director of movie “Sharkwater” and now his latest “Revolution” – is the ocean dying? An international media briefing by Lester Brown of Earth Policy Institute about rising food prices & his new book “Full Planet, Empty Plates”. Wes Regan  …

Forever Planting (for Peak Oil & Climate Change)

http://bit.ly/xFN24v Speech by Wes Jackson of the Land Institute to ASPO 2011 (the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas USA) in Washington D.C. Recorded by Gerri Williams for Ecoshock. Plus, carbon-cycle Australian scientist Dr. Michael Raupach of CSIRO on carbon  …

CLIMATE SOLUTION: FROM AIR TO SOIL

READ THE NEW ALEX SMITH INTERVIEW IN GRIST MAGAZINE. Please pass that link, or this short link http://bit.ly/rxc5lj to all your email contacts, or post it in blogs. Add it to comment sections. Help get the word out, so we can get more  …

Back to the Land!

Get back to where you once belonged. Get your hands dirty, with this week’s grow-op on Radio Ecoshock. We’ll hear from the young farmers movement, with film maker and dirt farmer Severine von Tscharner Fleming of Greenhorn Radio. Community supported agriculture, organic, getting  …

FOOD THREATS & SURVIVAL – PLUS HYBRID HUMAN POWER

We open up this program with a classic 1946 quote from U.S. President Harry Truman. Old Harry begs Americans to save scraps of bread to help feed the starving overseas. We haven’t heard much of that recently, although an estimated 860 million something  …

NOT SO COOL FARMING

The report is called “Cool Farming: Climate impacts of agriculture and mitigation potential” It’s from Greenpeace International. We have with us one of the authors, Dr. Pete Smith from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen. Dr. Smith was also a lead  …

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