Articles Tagged ‘ global warming ’

John Cushman of Inside Climate News: Keystone XL Pipeline

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.

Ruth Thomas-Suh, REJECT, Herbert Thomas, THE SHAME RESPONSE TO REJECTION & John Cushman on KXL

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.

Alan Weisman, COUNTDOWN

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.

Richard Heinberg, SNAKE OIL & Bill McKibben, OIL AND HONEY

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.

Brian Fagan, THE ATTACKING OCEAN & Christine Shearer, KIVALINA

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.

Barbara Garson, DOWN THE UP ESCALATOR & Tia Lessin, CITIZEN KOCH

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.

Barbara Kingsolver, FLIGHT BEHAVIOR & James Howard Kunstler TOO MUCH MAGIC

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.

Jonathan Koomey, COLD CASH, COOL CLIMATE & Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND

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.

Amy Seidl, FINDING HIGHER GROUND & Matthew Stein, WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

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.

Jim Motavalli, HIGH VOLTAGE & James Hoggan, CLIMATE COVER-UP

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.

James Workman, HEART OF DRYNESS & Christine Shearer, KIVALINA

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.

Susan Freinkel, PLASTIC & Dan Ferber CHANGING PLANET, CHANGING HEALTH

September 14th, 2011

Susan Freinkel talks about her fascinating exploration into our plastic world, PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story. And science journalist Dan Ferber discusses CHANGING PLANET, CHANGING HEALTH, the book he co-wrote with epidemiologist Dr. Paul Epstein. It’s about epidemics and other health effects of global warming.

Carl Safina, THE VIEW FROM LAZY POINT

August 25th, 2011

Carl Safina talks about THE VIEW FROM LAZY POINT and literary critic Harold Bloom talks about the last poems of great poets, collected in his book TILL I END MY SONG.

Caroline Fraser, REWILDING THE WORLD

April 29th, 2011

Author and conservationist Caroline Fraser talks about her book REWILDING THE WORLD: Dispatches From The Conservation Revolution.

Mark Hertsgaard & Thomas Yezerski

April 12th, 2011

Mark Hertsgaard on HOT: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth, Thomas Yezerski on his picture book for children, MEADOWLANDS, and Maxine Kumin talks about writing poetry about nature.