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Home Planet Blues – 4 Voices

Welcome back to Radio Ecoshock. I’m Alex Smith with a variety show this week. SHOW SUMMARY We talk with the scientist with the biggest climate news of 2014. Dr. Steve Sherwood in Australia made a breakthrough on the future of clouds. It’s not  …

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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  …

Transition in America – Michael Brownlee Transcript

THE TRANSITION MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES (and “Deep Transition”) Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock interviews MICHAEL BROWNLEE on February 18, 2011. Transcript. ——————————— Alex Smith: The Transition movement has spread from the United Kingdom to North America. Michael Brownlee is a gateway  …

TRANSITION – The West Coast Scene

Finally, a shaky roadmap toward sustainability, in troubling times. I’m Alex. This week we go for the Transition movement – West Coast style. What started with Rob Hopkins in the village of Totnes,England, is evolving in North America. We hear from early adopters  …

BULLDOZE SUBURBIA

Ecocities? Don’t make me laugh… Just as Green Mayors finally arrive, the financial collapse is draining cities into poverty. San Francisco has almost half a billion dollars in revenue shortfall. Vancouver is slashing, starting with a 40 year-old plant conservatory. The only stimulus  …

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  …

The Future: Dark or Resilient?

Hi there. We have so much great audio for you this week – I don’t have time to tell you about it. Buckle up for a new Radio Ecoshock interview with Richard Heinberg, famous Peak Oiler, author of “The Party’s Over”, “Powerdown” and  …

SMART DECLINE

Bill Rees, originator of the ecological footprint, says we are already into overshoot. We can plan to reduce our use of Earth’s resources, or plunge through a series of disasters. Full keynote speech from “Resilient Cities” 091021 plus Q and A with Warren  …

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,  …

BUILDING MADNESS Constructing Climate Change

QUICK GUIDE AND LINKS – RADIO ECOSHOCK PROGRAM June 6, 2008 Voices on this program: ANTHONY PERLE Simon Fraser University Urban Studies Program, Co-author of “Transport Revolution” Download that book launch speech Here. Download 20 minute presentation at “Our Transportation Future” 080522 Here.  …

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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