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BATTLING CARBON GIANTS IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST

SUMMARY: Pacific Northwest fights becoming a carbon colony. Vancouver protests American coal expansion (Kevin Washbrook, VTACC). Daphne Wysham: Oregon kicks out Canadian propane peddler. The unreported stories. Radio Ecoshock 150617 Welcome to Radio Ecoshock. This week we investigate attempts by the fossil fuel  …

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Who Will Control the Climate of the World?

Australian author Clive Hamilton on geoengineering & his new book “Earthmasters”. Plots by big oil, Bill Gates & nuke scientists. Shocking new science shows Arctic could melt at current carbon levels. Plus world-wide growth of bike sharing with Janet Larsen of Earth-Policy. Radio  …

KILL THE CAR

Studies show humans rate driving and commuting as the most stressful time every day. They are not aware of the harmful fumes filling the car. Or the carbon pouring up into the atmosphere. As times get hotter, they crank up the air-conditioning, burning  …

KILLED BY COMPLEXITY

There is optimism – and then there’s the facts. Welcome to Radio Ecoshock. We have a triple-header for you this week. The Watchman is going to rattle out danger – with a brain wave escape hatch – as I interview California author Rebecca  …

HATE THE MACHINE

The deadly culture of cars and air-conditioning. Radio Ecoshock Show September 10th, 2010 GO STRAIGHT TO SHOW TRANSCRIPT with all the links. The program begins with a reading from “Autogeddon” by Heathcote Williams. That was a quote from the long poem “Autogeddon” written  …

GREENING PORTLAND – Your City How To

I tossed this recording of “Greening Portland” into a small line at the bottom of last week’s Radio Ecoshock blog, thinking maybe a few people would be interested. To my shock, over 400 people downloaded it within two days! I didn’t know that  …

Gas Pump Blues – for 100,000 Years

They’re on practically every corner. Some people feel nervous at the gas pump. Others are outraged. Everybody knows prices are going nowhere but up. Did you know a gallon of gas weighs about 6 pounds – or 2.7 kilos? Almost all of it  …

OFF THE CLIMATE CLIFF? OR GREENER CITIES?

Every day tankers and pipelines carry black gold to power industrial society. The coal trains and ships deliver more carbon for the great bonfire of humanity. We know for a certainty, if we keep on burning it all, our planet will become hot,  …

RESILIENT CITIES Peak Oil & Climate

Can a city really work without oil? How will we ever make the transition? I’m Alex Smith for Radio Ecoshock – and you are in for a treat. Professor Peter Newman has designed public transport in Australia, and studied sustainable cities all over  …

FOUR HORSEMEN Cars, Coal, Climate & War

1. Testimony to Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming Dec 9. On auto bail-out & real future of green transpo. Clips from Chairman Ed Markey, Member Jay Inslee, plus testimony from Joan Claybrook of the watchdog group Public Citizen (founded by  …

PEAK OIL = TRANSPORTATION REVOLUTION

This week’s program begins with a quick review of planet-shaking news. Then, we go to the book launch of “Transportation Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil” The authors are Richard Gilbert & Anthony Perl. I recorded that on March 18th, in Vancouver,  …

End of the Age of Oil – 1

James Howard Kunstler lecture as 1st visiting scholar to Simon Fraser Urban Studies 080124 From the Long Emergency to new measures after Peak Oil. The best speech of the year so far. Why the housing boom will not return, and what that means  …

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