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Wicked Problems & Solutions

Is it time for the lifeboats? Are there any lifeboats? I’m Alex. Welcome to Radio Ecoshock. We face “wicked problems” like climate change, peak oil, or an economy depending on … call it “make-believe” or call it “fraud”. Science cannot provide the answers.  …

Oil Versus Light: the Jeremy Leggett interview transcript

SURVIVING THE TRIPLE CRUNCH An interview with Jeremy Leggett, by Alex Smith. From the Radio Ecoshock Show Feb. 25, 2011. Alex Smith: This civilization uses oil for its blood. Almost everything we make, buy, and use has oil in it’s food chain. You  …

PEAK TROUBLE: Navigating the Chaos

Don’t you hate it when a shadow comes into another nice day? All my weather worries are far away. The East Coast is grumbling under more snow. The deep South may be freezing the Canadian “Snow Birds.” There is another crazy cyclone over  …

Paul Ehrlich – Humanity on a Tightrope

Radio Ecoshock interview with Alex Smith, February 11, 2011 When it comes to population, the name Paul Ehrlich inevitably comes up. In 1968, Dr. Ehrlich published “The Population Bomb”. About 40 years, and 40 books later, this distinguished scientist comes to us with  …

HELLO HARD TIMES

Welcome my friends. Yes we’re going to cover the coming crisis – again this week. We’ll travel to Brazil, to find out about those deadly floods, more signs of climate change – you know – the words former awareman Barrack Obama was afraid  …

SURVIVING NOW AND THEN

RADIO ECOSHOCK SHOW 101126 It has come to my attention that last week’s show was a bit of a downer, leaving some listeners depressed. A scientist showing a savage economic collapse in a red-hot world by 2100. And a food expert predicting global  …

Peak Oil Vs. “Pathological Optimism”

PEAK OIL VERSUS “PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMISM” – Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock – on “the Peak Shrink”, Kathy McMahon. [Find links to free mp3 recordings of Kathy’s full speech in Vancouver, plus an interview with Alex Smith – at the bottom of this post.]  …

When the World Is Running Down

This week on Radio Ecoshock – the losing game. One in seven Americans are now officially poor. Millions are losing their homes. The “Recovery” was just a fantasy: if we all believed hard enough – the empty shell economy could stumble on forever.  …

Dark Conspiracies of the Gulf

Around the camp fire, humans tell horror stories. About goblins, and dark conspiracies of death. Soon after the shock of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the cranks rolled out new tales that tell us a lot about the human  …

PAINT IT BLACK: Oil Activism

This program is really two tied together. It’s about oil activism, with ideas you can use. Then a funny but serious speech on media activism, by Andy Bichlbaum of “The Yes Men”. In the first half hour, Radio Ecoshock covers the various anti-BP  …

IS HUMANITY UNSUSTAINABLE?

What makes a mild-mannered biology professor call for a planned collapse of the economy? Canadian scientist Bill Rees would know. He was an inventor of the ecological footprint concept, and has been measuring our impact on the planet for decades. Now he’s worried  …

DEGROWTH – Planned Contraction

Today, more cars are sold in China than in the United States. Chinese companies, many state-owned, are traveling the world to buy up oil to power them. We are already going to extremes to keep our own fossil economies going – blowing the  …

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