- 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
- Dan Werb, CITY OF OMENS & Michael Mann on the Youth Climate Movement
- 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
Whatâ€™s causing the epidemic of violence against women in Tijuana Mexico? Thatâ€™s the question epidemiologist Dan Werb addresses in his powerful exploration into the causes of the epidemic of missing and murdered women in Tijuana. We talk with him about his book, City of Omens: A Search for the Missing Women of the Borderlands (Bloomsbury Press, 2019.)
Then, the UN Climate Summit and a global week of action on the climate is happening. We air an excerpt from an interview with climate scientist Michael Mann.
Why have so many women have gone missing in recent years on the Mexican side of the border? Thatâ€™s something that puzzled my guest epidemiologist Dan Werb when he went to Tijuana to track the causes and incidence of HIV in the city.Â He found that it was just one piece of a much larger threat to the lives and health of women there.
Already known as one of the most violent cities in Mexico, Tijuana has become increasingly dangerous for women. Over the past ten years, the murder rate has skyrocketed, producing a staggering number of female victims. Dan Werb calls it an epidemic of femicide.
His investigation into its causes revealed a complex web implicating the USâ€™s relationship to its southern neighbor, our policies of immigration and deportation, corruption of the Mexican police and government, and the exploitation of women workers in the factories and brothels of Tijuana.
City of Omens is a kind of scientific detective story that one reviewer called â€œa riveting and heartbreaking story, told with eloquence and compassion.â€
Dan Werb is an assistant professor in epidemiology at the University of California San Diego and the University of Toronto.
Four million young people and their older allies went out into the streets on September 20 for the first Global Strike for the Climate. It was the start of Global Climate Week in the run up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City.
In August, world-renowned climate scientist Michael Mann climate scientist came to East Hampton New York to speak on a panel with youth climate activists about the urgency of the climate crisis.
Just before the panel, Dorothy Reilly and Krae van Sickle, two local activists with the international initiative called Project DrawdownÂ interviewed Mann and passed the recording to Francesca. (Project Drawdown has identified one hundred strategies to get the world carbon emissions free that ordinary people can do, both individually and collectively, to help bring the Earthâ€™s climate to a safe level.)
We play an excerpt from that recording this week.
Coming Up Next Week
We talk with naturalist, wildlife filmmaker and author Paul Rosolie about his first novel, based on a true story. Itâ€™s called THE GIRL AND THE TIGER.