- 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
- Steven Stoll, RAMP HOLLOW & Rachel Cleetus, Underwater
- 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
We talk with Steven Stoll about his brilliant history of Appalachia: Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia. Then, coastal property values are threatened by sea level rise. We talk with Rachel Cleetus of the Union of Concerned Scientists about the report she co-authored, Underwater, Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications forÂ US Coastal Real Estate.
The people of Appalachia have been alternately praised and despised: praised as the embodiment of that traditional American icon: the self-reliant yeoman farmer. But they have also been despised as backward primitives who resist modern progress.
Maybe the self-reliance and the resistance are both part of a way of life that has much to teach us. Steven Stollâ€™s book Ramp Hollow offers a fresh, provocative account of Appalachia, and why it matters.
Stoll recounts the story of Appalachia as a complex struggle between mountaineers and profit-seeking forces from outside the region. Drawing powerful connections between Appalachia and other agrarian societies around the world, he demonstrates the vitality of a peasant way of life that mixes farming with commerce but is not dominated by a market mindset.
Steven Stoll is Professor of History at Fordham University in New York.
Hundreds of thousands of homes are at risk of chronic flooding dueÂ to sea level rise over the coming decades. But long before those homes go underwater physically, many will go underwater on their mortgages.
Thatâ€™s because coastal property values will plummet as the myriad effects of climate change and sea level rise become more and more evident. These and other property value impacts of sea level rise are revealed in a recent report by the Union ofÂ Concerned Scientists. Itâ€™s titled Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate. Co-author Rachel Cleetus talks with Writers Voice about the report. Rachel Cleetus is an economist with the Union of Concerned Scientists.