Naomi Oreskes talks about the speculative novel she co-wrote with Erik Conway, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. Then, as the world prepares for climate talks and the People’s climate march in New York City, we hear our 2010 interview with climatologist Dr. James Hansen.
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September 18th, 2014
September 12th, 2014
World-renowned biologist Paul Ehrlich talks about his new book (with Michael Charles Tobias) Hope on Earth: A Conversation. And Ryan Mitchell discusses Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet.
June 12th, 2014
Science reporter Elizabeth Kolbert talks about her book,The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. And Annalee Newitz discusses the prospects for human survival amid the mass extinction we are causing. Her book is Scatter, Adapt and Remember.
June 3rd, 2014
Boris Fishman talks about his terrific debut novel about coming of age as an immigrant in America. It’s called A REPLACEMENT LIFE. And John Cushman of Inside Climate News talks about his new e-book, KEYSTONE AND BEYOND: Tar Sands and the National Interest in the Era of Climate Change.
February 7th, 2014
Journalist John Cushman explains what’s in the U.S. State Department’s Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and its implications for both proponents and opponents of the project.
February 6th, 2014
Ruth Thomas-Suh talks about her powerful new film, REJECT. Joining the conversation is her father, Herbert Thomas, author of THE SHAME RESPONSE TO REJECTION. And environmental journalist John Cushman talks about about what’s really in the State Department’s Environmental Impact report on the Keystone XL pipeline.
January 16th, 2014
Journalist Alan Weisman talks about his important and riveting new book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? It’s about the overpopulation crisis and how we can solve it.
September 19th, 2013
Energy analyst Richard Heinberg talks about his riveting new book, SNAKE OIL: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future. And journalist Bill McKibben helped spark the global mass movement to save the climate. He tells the story of how that movement developed — and a parallel story of his neighbor in rural Vermont who just happens to be a foremost beekeeper. McKibben’s book is OIL AND HONEY: The Education of An Unlikely Activist.
June 28th, 2013
Brian Fagan talks about his book, THE ATTACKING OCEAN: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels and we also air our 2011 interview with Christine Shearer about Kivalina, an Alaskan community that is already getting hammered by sea level rise.
June 5th, 2013
Barbara Garson talks about her new book, DOWN THE UP ESCALATOR: How the 99% Live in the Great Recession. And Citizens United gave the 1%, like the Koch Brothers, inordinate influence over our political process. Now they’re moving to take over our media, as well. Filmmaker Tia Lessin discusses the film she co-directed, CITIZEN KOCH, and how its distribution is being threatened by its namesake.
November 29th, 2012
Barbara Kingsolver talks about her new novel, FLIGHT BEHAVIOR. It’s about what happens when a rural community in Tennessee is confronted with a bizarre phenomenon — caused by global warming. And futurist James Howard Kunstler says we’d better dispense with our penchant for magical thinking. His book is NO MORE MAGIC: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation.
June 7th, 2012
Jonathan Koomey talks about COLD CASH, COOL CLIMATE. It’s about how we could ignite a new era of entrepreneurship with good, domestic jobs for a cleaner, cooler planet. And Philip Warburg naysays the skeptics in his book HARVEST THE WIND: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability.
March 22nd, 2012
Amy Seidl talks about FINDING HIGHER GROUND: Adaptation in a Warming World & Matthew Stein talks about When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival.
February 29th, 2012
Journalist Jim Motavalli talks about the electric car revolution. His new book is HIGH VOLTAGE: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry. And WV airs a 2010 interview with James Hoggan of DeSmogBlog about his book, CLIMATE COVER-UP.
December 6th, 2011
James Workman talks about his book, THE HEART OF DRYNESS: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought. And journalist Christine Shearer talks about KIVALINA: A Climate Change Story.