- Susan Quinn, ELEANOR AND HICK & Naomi Oreskes, THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
- Overpopulation: Ecological Elephant In The Room?
- Naomi Oreskes, THE COLLAPSE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION & Dr. James Hansen, STORMS OF MY GRANDCHILDREN
- Paul Ehrlich, HOPE ON EARTH & Ryan Mitchell, TINY HOUSE LIVING
- Elizabeth Kolbert, THE SIXTH EXTINCTION & Annalee Newitz, SCATTER, ADAPT AND REMEMBER
- Boris Fishman, A REPLACEMENT LIFE & John Cushman, KEYSTONE AND BEYOND
- John Cushman of Inside Climate News: Keystone XL Pipeline
- Ruth Thomas-Suh, REJECT, Herbert Thomas, THE SHAME RESPONSE TO REJECTION & John Cushman on KXL
- Alan Weisman, COUNTDOWN
- David Bollier on The Commons: GREEN GOVERNANCE & VIRAL SPIRAL
- Richard Heinberg, SNAKE OIL & Bill McKibben, OIL AND HONEY
- Brian Fagan, THE ATTACKING OCEAN & Christine Shearer, KIVALINA
- Amy Seidl, FINDING HIGHER GROUND & Matthew Stein, WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
- Paolo Bacigalupe (encore), Susan Rockefeller, MISSION OF MERMAIDS & Jason Chin, ISLAND
- Barbara Kingsolver, FLIGHT BEHAVIOR & James Howard Kunstler TOO MUCH MAGIC
- Richard Zacks, ISLAND OF VICE & Stan Cox, LOSING OUR COOL
- Jonathan Koomey, COLD CASH, COOL CLIMATE & Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND
- Philip Warburg, HARVEST THE WIND
- William deBuys, A GREAT ARIDNESS & Dave Gardner, GROWTHBUSTERS
- Will Potter, GREEN IS THE NEW RED & David Gessner, MY GREEN MANIFESTO
- John Elder Robison, BE DIFFERENT & Tony Sorgi, The New Earth Archive
- Jim Motavalli, HIGH VOLTAGE & James Hoggan, CLIMATE COVER-UP
- John Michael Greer, APOCALYPSE NOT & Richard Heinberg, THE END OF GROWTH
- James Workman, HEART OF DRYNESS & Christine Shearer, KIVALINA
- Christian Parenti, TROPIC OF CANCER & Marge Bruchac, 1621
Ecologist Amy Seidl talks about FINDING HIGHER GROUND: Adaptation in a Warming World.Â And survival expert Matthew Stein talks about WHEN DISASTER STRIKES: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival.Â
Itâ€™s just turned Spring, but in many parts of the country, it already feels like summer. If itâ€™s in the 80â€™s in March, whatâ€™s it going to be like in August?
Allergies are up and a bumper crop in insect pests is expected. If temperatures break summer records like they have this winter, crops will suffer and death rates may soar from heat stroke.
And itâ€™s not just the weather. The New York Times reports that 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming.
In 2009, ecologist Amy Seidl came on WV to talk about her book, Early Spring. That book was about understanding global climate change by examining the signs of a warming world. Her new book, Finding Higher Ground, is about adapting to those changes, telling stories of climate resiliency.
Â For example, new strains of rice are being grown in Vermont and architects are designing buildings that nurture their surrounding ecosystems. Itâ€™s all part of a new consciousness of adaptation that works while we cut the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing the problem in the first place. And itâ€™s about hope.
Amy Seidl has taught in the Environmental Programs at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont.
Adapting to a warming world is a project of decades, if not generations. But disasters are already becoming more frequent as the planet heats up. As we saw in Fukushima last year, when a tsunami caused nuclear meltdowns, natural disasters can lead to human-caused ones.
Matthew Stein wants you to be prepared. We spoke to him several years ago about his book, When Technology Fails — a guide to surviving what he calls the Long Emergency â€“ one created by the convergence of peak oil, climate change, and the depletion of all kinds of resources from overpopulation. His new book, When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival will help you get through the short and medium term.
Stein is an engineer, designer, and green builder. He lives and writes in the High Sierra Mountains of California.
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