- 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
- Elizabeth Kolbert, UNDER A WHITE SKY & Ian Shive, THE LAST UNKNOWN
- 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, wildlife photographer extraordinaire Ian Shive goes to the volcanic Aleutian islands of Alaska to tell us about the stunning new documentary he’s in, The Last Unknown. It’s streaming now on Discovery2.
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Have you heard the trope that technology will save us from climate catastrophe? Well, that may have to be true—because our inaction now calls for drastic measures.
In her latest book Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating in the so-called Anthropocene Era. She examines how the very sorts of interventions that have imperiled our planet are increasingly seen as the only hope for its salvation. But will the cure be as bad—or worse—than the disease?
By turns inspiring, terrifying, and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face.
Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize and which we interviewed her about in 2014. She’s also a staff writer at The New Yorker.
The Last Unknown is a thrilling new documentary that’s just started streaming on Discovery2. it’s about a journey wildlife photographer Ian Shive took with scientists of the US Fish & Wildlife Service to the Aleutian Islands, one of the most remote places on Earth, to document wildlife populations like Stellar sea lions and auklet bird colonies.
We last spoke with Shive in December 2020 about his gorgeous coffee table book Refuge, about America’s wildlife refuges. That book and this film are reminders that we still have an abundance of wildlife to save and protect.
Ian Shive is an Ansel Adams award-winning photographer, filmmaker, author, and environmentalist.
We also hear poet Philip Schultz read his poem “Greed”. Read Philip Schultz’s poem “Greed”