The current climate crisis isn’t the first time human beings have faced global climate change. Extreme weather, ice sheets melting into the Arctic ocean, and mega-droughts lasting a century or more: it all happened before, between the tenth and the fifteenth centuries. The global warming of the Middle Ages changed civilization, bringing both great disorder and great opportunity.
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We talk with Amy Seidl aboutÂ EARLY SPRING:Â An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World. And poetÂ Nikki Giovanni introduces us toÂ HIP HOP SPEAKS TO CHILDREN:Â A Celebration of Poetry With A Beat. Continue reading →
Harvey Wasserman tells us about SOLARTOPIA, his vision of 2030’s clean energy world. And ecologist Amy Seidl tells us how we can adapt to climate change while trying to control it. Her book is EARLY SPRING. Continue reading →
Climate scientist Dr. James Hansen talks about STORMS OF MY GRANDCHILDREN. It’s about climate catastrophe and how we must — and can — prevent it. Richard Wilbur reads “Advice To A Prophet”. And we pay homage to Robert Parker and Howard Zinn, who both died in late January, 2010. Continue reading →
Host Francesca Rheannon talks with author and climate activist Bill McKibben about his new book, EAARTH. It’s about adapting to a planet already transformed by global warming. Then James Hoggan exposes the lies of the climate denial industry — and who’s behind them. And we air a clip from an archived interview with George Monbiot, author of HEAT.
[amazon-product align=”right”]140132326X[/amazon-product]Francesca Rheannon talks with Eric Pooley about the politics of climate change. His book is THE CLIMATE WAR: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth. Also,Â Eli Kintisch on geo-engineering; his book is HACKING THE PLANET: Science’s Best Hope – or Worst Nightmare – for Averting Climate Catastrophe. Continue reading →
Journalist Mark Hertsgaard on HOT: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth and children’s book author and illustrator Thomas Yezerski on his picture book for children, MEADOWLANDS. It’s the inspiring story about how nature is healing itself in what was one of the most polluted places in America. Also, Maxine Kumin talks about writing poetry about nature.