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STOLEN FUTURE, BROKEN PRESENT

SUMMARY: David Collings, book our “Stolen Future and Broken Present”. From Sweden, forest expert Martin Persson says tropical deforestation is still stripping the planet – for us, for consumers in rich countries. Finnish intellectual Olli Tammilehto asks can we can survive a system  …

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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Is Global Collapse Imminent?

QUICK SUMMARY: “Is Global Collapse Imminent” by Australian academic Graham M. Turner. Linda Doman from US Energy Information Administration says world will burn 30% more oil and gas in 2040. Marc-Andre Parisien from the Canadian Forest Service tells us about record mega-fires in  …

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The Age of Super Fires

The new age of super fires in N. America, Europe, Australia, Asia. Silviculturalist John Betts explains strange unstoppable forest fires. Then Nicole Rycroft, Exec Dir of enviro group “Canopy”. Why they quit talks with industry, as logging ravages the Canadian Boreal forest. Plus  …

Why Are Forests Dying?

http://bit.ly/J1iHNJ Forests around the world are dying from insects, fungus, drought, heat. Drivers are climate change & ozone pollution. New Jersey activist Gail Zawacki on ozone damage to trees, crops & our lungs. University of Illinois scientist Lisa Ainsworth on FACE CO2 impacts  …

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Fire! In A Crowded World

http://bit.ly/JfocDr Wild fires from climate change cause still more warming. Three experts from American Academy for the Advancment of Science meeting February 19th recorded in Vancouver by Alex Smith. Michael Flannigan, U of Alberta on fire and climate. From UBC medical unit, Dr.  …

How A Far Away Island Can Rock Your World

FAR AWAY PLACES WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD I’m hoping my bank will still be open next Monday. Most of us are trying to get through the next week. Half of us can’t live without the next paycheck. Will Europe survive? Despite the smiling  …

The Myth of the Industrial Forest

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL STATIONS AND TREASURED LISTENERS: SUMMER RADIO ECOSHOCK PROGRAMS I will be uploading 8 programs to Pacifica Audioport, and the publicly available radio4all.net this week, to cover my annual vacation. Load up, and you are set for the Summer. All  …

BE THE CHANGE Climate Conversion

This program explores how green leaders are converting to climate activism. And how you can move from spectator to citizen action. You’ll hear Forest Ethics co-Founder Tzeporah Berman in a moving speech, going to a new climate group Power Up Canada. United Church  …

URBAN MELTDOWN II

American cities in decay. Refugees not from New Orleans after Katrina. This is a different kind of Hurricane. A trifecta of climate change, high oil prices and the real estate bubble leaves abandoned holes from Detroit, Philadelphia, Phoenix and beyond. I’m Alex Smith,  …

FIRESTORM – Carbon Rising

Ecoshock Show 080711 We begin with a first hand report from climate front-line – the California fires, with Maria Gilardin. Maria is the host of the TUC radio program, originating from San Francisco. This time she is sending out last emails, from her  …

PLANKTOS: OFFSETS REAL & IMAGINED

[In Blogger, to hear the show, click the title above.] When we purchase carbon offsets, or companies claim to be “carbon neutral” – are we kidding ourselves? In the first of a two-part radio series, we look at one of the best-known “green”  …

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