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Progressive Commentary Hour – 08.01.18

climate change and the future of humanity

Kevin Hester is the host of radio program Nature Bats Last with climate change scholar Guy McPherson, which airs on the Progressive Radio Network every Tuesday at 3 pm Eastern Time.  He  lives on a small off-the-grid island in the Hauraki Gulf, 15 miles from the city of Auckland New Zealand. Kevin  has completed 16 ocean passages on small yachts, over half of them as skipper. He was once arrested and charged with “Obstructing a nuclear ship in the course of its passage” and  was at the bombed Green Peace Rainbow Warrior within an hour of the detonation and the murder of Fernando Pereira in Auckland harbor, carried out by a large contingent of soldiers in the French DGSE in July 1985.  Kevin currently spends his time researching abrupt climate change, the collapse of complex societies, and the real-time unravelling of the biosphere.  His articles can be found on his website is KevinHester.live. 

Dr. Paul Beckwith is a physicist, engineer, and post doctoral candidate in the Laboratory of Paleoclimatology and Climatology at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, where he also teaches as a part time professor.  Paul’s research specializes in abrupt effects from climate change (such as tornados and the rise in more fierce tropical storms), greenhouse gas emissions, the global implications of the melting Arctic ice sheets, and social media for climate change advocacy.  He is a member and participant in the Arctic Methane Emergency Group and the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.  His website is PaulBeckwith.net and he offers many educational videos about climate change science on his Youtube channel under his name. 

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