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 2030â€™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. Itâ€™s about climate catastrophe and how we must — and can — prevent it. Richard Wilbur reads â€œAdvice To A Prophetâ€. 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 childrenâ€™s book author and illustrator Thomas Yezerski on his picture book for children, MEADOWLANDS. Itâ€™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.