CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT (CLIMATE) — 05.FEB.2015
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate / Radio EcoShock
The Planetary Peril in the IPCC's Lowest-Common-Denominator Science —
Thomas Goreau's doctorate is in biogeochemistry. He's an expert in areas such as coral reef science and global climate change. Two of the main points Goreau makes are that the IPCC's window of focus is much too narrow—most of the worst climate effects will be beyond its 100-year window—and its conclusions are so "lowest common denominator" that they are greatly underestimating both the data trends and coming impacts. He also says that the "350" goal is far too high—if we accept even that currently politically unattainable goal, we are doomed to a temperature increase of 17-20 degrees C. Goreau says atmospheric CO2 levels need to be rolled back to 260 ppm. He says the essential solution—mostly ignored by global leaders—is to put carbon back in the soil using practices such as biochar.
Original Show Pub Date: Nov.2014 ~~ Original title: Thomas Goreau - The Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming: How Soil Carbon Sequestration Works
CATEGORY: ENVIRONMENT — 18.JAN.2015
Living on Earth
Climate and the Collapse of Western Civilization —
Science historians Naomi Oreskes of Harvard and Erik Conway of CalTech have taken current climate science and extrapolated it into an apocalyptic new science fiction book, The Collapse of Western Civilization—A View From the Future. Oreskes discusses how democracy, the free market, and science are all failing to protect our future.
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Original Show Pub Date: 16.Jan.2015
CATEGORY: EMPIRE, ENVIRONMENT (CLIMATE) — 18.NOV.2014
This Changes Everything (Or Not) —
Naomi Klein argues that while it's too late to stop climate change, we can still take action to save our civilization. But itís going to take radical steps that will transform the way humans interact with the world. Klein offers her vision of how we can foster a global movement to counter climate change.
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Original Show Pub Date: 29.Oct.2014
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