Naomi Oreskes talks about the speculative novel she co-wrote with Erik Conway, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. Then, as the world prepares for climate talks and the Peopleâ€™s climate march in New York City, we hear our 2010 interview with climatologist Dr. James Hansen.
Helena Norberg-Hodge talks about the new film she co-directed and co-wrote, The Economics of Happiness; environmental writer Janisse Ray talks about her article in the current issue of Orion Magazine, Track Back – A Love Letter to Riding the Rails; and WV airs a clip from an archived interview with climatologist Jim Hansen. Heâ€™s just come out with a new draft paper about rising sea levels.
We hear clips from seven of the top ten shows of 2010, including journalists David Grann, Hampton Sides, and Eric Pooley; novelists Isabel Allende and Sadie Jones; poet Philip Schultz and short story writer Marisa Silver. Also, links to the full interviews with the remaining three picks.
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