- 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
- Simon Kuper, AJAX, THE DUTCH, THE WAR & Mark Hertsgaard, HOT: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth (encore)
- 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
- Amy Seidl, FINDING HIGHER GROUND & Matthew Stein, WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
- 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
Simon Kuper talks about AJAX, THE DUTCH, THE WAR. Itâ€™s about resistance and collaboration through the lens of soccer in the Netherlands. And Hurricane Sandy moves us to air a portion of our 2011 interview with Mark Hertsgaard about his book, HOT: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth. Itâ€™s about adapting to climate change. (Note: this episode of WV originally aired on stations the week of November 7, 2012.)
Coastline communities on the eastern seaboard are still cleaning up weeks after Hurricane Sandy. More than 110 Americans lost their lives. Not coincidentally, climate change is finally making it into the common discourse. While no one storm can be linked to climate change per se, the effect of global warming on extreme weather events is like the effect of Barry Bonds taking steroids on his record of hitting home runs. More of them are likely to happen more frequently.
In 2011, we talked with journalist Mark Hertsgaard about his book, HOT. Itâ€™s about what we can do to adapt to the inevitable consequences of climate change — to buy us some time, hopefully, to solve the climate crisis.
Hertsgaard says there is much we can do to adapt â€“ if the political will is there. Example â€” the â€œ200 Year Planâ€ to survive climate change being developed by the Netherlands. He explores both the challenges and the possibilities in this terrific book. But more than that, itâ€™s a kind of cry of the heart for those, like his young daughter, who are part of Generation Hot.
Read the recent article by Mark Hertsgaard about Hurricane Sandy.
Every year around November 9, WV features a segment about the Holocaust in Europe during WWII. Thatâ€™s because on that date in 1938 the first major anti-Jewish pogrom signaled the beginning of the Nazi assault on Europeâ€™s Jews.
This year, we talk with British journalist Simon Kuper about Ajax, The Dutch, The War,Â his fascinating look at the record of the Dutch in protecting — or failing to protect — their Jewish population during the War.
Kuper writes about soccer — a previous book is Soccernomics, co-written with Stefan Szymanski. In his latest book, Ajax, the Dutch, the War, he uses soccer as a lens to examine the real history of collaboration and resistance during the German occupation of the Netherlands. (Ajax is a leading soccer team in the Netherlands, based in Amsterdam.)
Kuper lived in the Netherlands during his youth in the 1970â€™s. His book is a fascinating and thoughtful exploration of a topic that continues to hold resonance for the Dutch — and the rest of us — today.
In addition to Ajax, The Dutch, The War and Soccernomics,Â Simon Kuper is the author of Soccer Against the Enemy.Â He has written for The Observer and The Guardian, and is currently a sports columnist for the Financial Times.