- 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
- Thrity Umrigar, EVERYBODY’S SON & Marianne Lavelle, Carl Safina
- 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
Then, we talk with climate journalist Marianne Lavelle about Trumpâ€™s Paris pullout and the Exxon shareholder revolt. Finally, we celebrate World Ocean Week with Carl Safina.
Novelist Thrity Umrigar has made the theme of the use and misuse of social power and privilege a frequent theme in her novels.Â An India-born American writer, Umrigar has usually examined this theme through the lens of her native land or the lives of immigrants from it to America.
But in Everybody’s Son, her new novel released June 6 from Harper Collins, Umrigar explores issues of race, class, privilege, and power in a wholly American setting. Everybodyâ€™s Son is about two familiesâ€”one black, one white â€” and the uncomfortable moral questions that arise when white privilege and wealth are used both for good and bad.
Thrity Umrigar is the critically acclaimed author of nine novels, including The Weight Of Heaven, The World We Found and The Story Hour. (Sheâ€™s been a guest on WV talking about those novels; click on the links to listen.)
Two major climate change stories broke the news on May 31. The first was that Donald Trump was likely to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord. (On June 1, he did.)
The second story was in the opposite direction: Exxon shareholders voted overwhelmingly to force the company to disclose the impact of climate change and climate policy on its bottom line.
We speak with veteran climate reporter Marianne Lavelle to talk about these two developments. She reports for the Pulitzer Prize winning news site, Inside Climate News.
It’sÂ World Ocean Week. We were reminded of this in a Facebook post by our friend and guest, ocean defender, scientist and author Carl Safina. So we looked into our archives and found a clip from the 2011 interview he gave us about his award-winning book, A View From Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World.