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Why Renewables Cannot Power Your World – Simon Michaux

Renewables cannot power the world we know. Dr. Simon Michaux from the Geological Survey of Finland crunched the numbers: not enough time, and not enough metals. In this unique interview on Rachel Donald’s PlanetCritical broadcast, Michaux explains the limits – and what we  …

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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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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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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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Real Answer: Post Growth and Degrowth (replay)

UK, Professor Tim Jackson on his book “Post Growth: Life After Capitalism”. Lorenz Keysser from ETH Zurich takes it further: planned decline coupled with increasing well-being – degrowth. Stock markets, banks, every business – everybody wants to grow more and buy, buy, buy.  …

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The Big Heat Strikes

Military spending is up around the world. Will they protect fossil fuel interests while the world burns? Australia security analyst & climate researcher Dr. Elizabeth Boulton has a very different plan. Canadian medical doctor Peter Carter now heads the Climate Emergency Institute. Carter  …

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What I Really Think Will Happen Is Happening Already

Tornadoes, climate and a rocky future Long-time science journalist Alex Smith finally admits his own hopes and fears, knowing what we know now. Some neglected new science shows up, plus clips with Todd Rose on collective illusions, and a word from 11-year-old climate  …

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Avoiding the Doom Loop in the Age of Crisis

Can crisis tip us into an ecologically sane civilization? UK Think tank report author Laurie Laybourn on a future where disasters ripple across the world. Then let’s get away – to Antarctica. Why did sea ice crash around that frozen continent? Increasing El  …

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Why Normal Is Never Coming Back

Space physics expert Professor Thomas W. Murphy warns government and corporate plans are impossible. The growth game is OVER. We are never going back to “normal”. Post Carbon Institute Fellow and author of 14 books Richard Heinberg says “The renewable energy transition is  …

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Coping in the Polycrisis: Homer-Dixon and Hendlin

Systems & security expert Thomas Homer-Dixon: situation update and battered hope. From Rotterdam, Dr. Yogi Hendlin, exploring the brains of fossil fuel lovers, as the house is on fire. Homer-Dixon is author of “The Upside of Down” and “The Ingenuity Gap”, Director of  …

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Polycrisis Angst: Denial or Gaia?

Cognitive scientist Philip Fernbach discovers a disturbing mechanism in society and the mind. As the polycrisis becomes permanent, former World Watch Editor Erik Assadourian explains the new Gaian Way. Can this help? Listen to or download this Radio Ecoshock show in CD Quality  …

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Saviors of Civilization?

Millions of northern Europeans wore coats indoors, as energy prices skyrocket. Then the winter heat wave hit. Author & energy watcher Nate Hagens interviews writer/film-maker Nora Bateson in Sweden. Is this a trial run for living with less? Alex investigates Liquid Natural Gas  …

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