A show focusing on extinction, with Monte Thompson director of “Call of Life,” and Professor Michael Kraft of the Department of Public & Environmental Affairs at the University of Wisconson Green Bay.
Academics, politics and weird weather, oh my! That’s the overview for today’s program where we get a first hand account
One of the leading economists in the U.S., Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, joins us to interpret the latest monster storms and what they portend. The Director of Columbia’s Earth Institute says the time has come to take the climate seriously, beginning with our government and the mainstream media. Next Salon writer, Sean McElwee, discusses his recent article which makes the case–once and for all–that Republicans ARE indeed the anti-science party!
In acknowledgement and honor of the thousands of victims of Typhoon Haiyan–a “hellstorm” that may go down as the biggest storm ever recorded– we air, in it’s entirety, a moving speech by Naderev Sano, delivered to COP19 delegates gathered in Warsaw,Poland for the U.N Conference of Parties. In it you’ll hear the Philippines Envoy beg his fellow representatives for substantive action on climate change as well as announce his hunger strike until there IS movement on the growing crisis. In our second segment, Fred Horch joins us to talk about how to brighten solar’s prospect’s in his home state of Maine. The legislative policy analyst for Maine’s Independent Green Party discusses a novel new approach to making solar power more affordable to residents.
Reverend Fred Small is a BIG force in the religious environmental community. The senior minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts shares his views on climate activism, the Koch Brothers and some of the spiritual questions raised by the reality of what we’re doing to our life support systems.
Silicon Valley businesswoman turned anti-plastic advocate Daniella Dimitrova Russo joins us to
share “must know” information about the role of plastic in our lives…and beyond! And one year
after the Super Storm that forever changed the New Jersey/New York coastline–as well as many minds–what have we learned from the “1 in 100 year” event? Dr. Radley Horton, a climate scientist from Columbia University and Nasa’s Goddard Space Institute, says we should expect more of the same in the near future.
As we approach the first anniversary of Sandy., the super storm that signaled arrival of climate change for many Americans, we’ll talk to Senator Rob Hogg of Iowa to hear about commemoration events happening in his area and around the country — including plans for a walk across the nation next year. Hear what makes Senator Hogg optimistic about our climate future thanks to grassroots grit and people power. Yes, even WITH all the grid-lock and goofiness in Washington!
Like clockwork, the IPCC’s big report got pre-empted, buried by wall to wall mainstream media coverage on the government shutdown. But on The Green Front we know what will have the most near–and long term–impact so we’ll drill down on the report’s key findings and what it means with Geoffrey Feinberg, the Yale Project’s research director of climate communications. He’ll also share their just released findings on growing climate concern in four states: red, blue and in-between. Dr. Mary Pipher has just released her 9th book, “The Green Boat”. The author, activist and psychotherapist will share what prompted this book and what gives her courage, hope and energy to join the noble battle for eco-awareness and action in America.
One of the world’s leading climate scientists, Dr. Michael Mann, joins us to discuss results of