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Judith Curry, PhD.
Dr. Curry is a professor and former Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and President (co-owner) of Climate Forecast Applications Network (CFAN). She has been known for her work on hurricanes, Arctic ice dynamics and other climate-related topics. But over the past year or so she has become better known for something that annoys, even infuriates, many of her scientific colleagues. According to one article in Scientific American, Curry has been engaging actively with the climate change skeptic community, largely by participating on outsider blogs such as Climate Audit, the Air Vent and the Blackboard. Why a climate heretic? Because she has come to question the way climatologists react to those who question the science. She thinks there's a lot of "crankology" out there. She is all about not lumping in the good with the bad and wants us to think - not tell us what to think! This show sponsored by The Fairfax Companies.
Interview with John Fish Kurmann, long time community acitvist and coordinator of 350KC. Challenges and insights from the frontline of the Climate Change battle.
Our guest today is Kate DeAngelis, Friends of the Earth, Climate and energy campaigner
Kate DeAngelis works on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies and encouraging the use of clean energy. Prior to joining Friends of the Earth, she was a research analyst at the World Resources Institute, where she focused on international climate change issues, including the creation of a new climate agreement. In addition, she lived in China teaching English and volunteering for an environmental non-profit. Kate received a B.A. in psychology and political science from the George Washington University and a J.D. from the University of Maryland.
Previous Interview with Robert Kenner
Robert Kenner's Food, Inc., is one of the top grossing theatrical documentaries of all time, selling nearly 500,000 DVDs. Food, Inc. received widespread critical acclaim, dozens of awards and accolades, including an Academy Award nomination, and has influenced current food policy decisions. Kenner received a Peabody and an Emmy for Two Days in October, depicting simultaneous events in 1967: a deadly Vietcong ambush and a violent campus protest. He was co-filmmaker with Richard Pearce on The Road to Memphis for the Martin Scorsese series, The Blues. Newsweek called The Road to Memphis "as fine a film ever made about American music" and "the unadulterated gem of the Scorsese Series." Kenner has directed numerous specials for National Geographic and PBS's American Experience series, as well as award winning commercials and corporate films for a wide range of clients. Kenner recently completed When Strangers Click that premiered for HBO. He is currently creating a series of web and TV spots about the unsustainability of our industrial food system.
Russell is joined by activist, author, speaker, Ted Glick.
Ted Glick has devoted over 45 years of his life to the progressive social change movement. After a year of student activism as a sophomore at Grinnell College in Iowa, he left college in 1969 to work full time against the Vietnam War. As a Selective Service draft resister, he spent 11 months in prison.
For the last ten years Ted has played a national leadership role in the effort to stabilize our climate and for a renewable energy revolution. He was a co-founder in 2004 of the Climate Crisis Coalition and in 2005 coordinated the USA Join the World effort leading up to December 3rd actions during the United Nations Climate Change conference in Montreal.
Since the mid-70s, Ted has been actively involved in community organizing efforts around environmental, tenant rights, community development and racial justice issues in Brooklyn, N.Y. and northern New Jersey. On a national scale he has been a leader in coalition-building and independent politics efforts. From 1995 to 2005, he was the National Coordinator of the Independent Progressive Politics Network, with which he continues to work. He is the coordinator of the Essex/Passaic Green Party.
Over the years, Ted’s commitment to social justice has led him to partake in 20 extended fasts, six of which were for more than a month, including the Climate Emergency Fast in the fall of 2007 and two fasts in 2009.
His prolific writing on the movement to which he devotes his life includes his 2000 book, “Future Hope: A Winning Strategy for a Just Society,” and his column, “Future Hope,” which has been distributed nationally since 2000. In late 2009 he finished a book manuscript, “Love Refuses to Quit: Climate Change and Social Change in the 21st Century.”
ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE
Join me and my guest journalist Robert Hunziker to discuss his recent counterpunch article titled, Abrupt Climate Change is Here.
Robert Hunziker (MA, economic history, DePaul University) is a freelance writer and environmental journalist whose articles have been translated into foreign languages and appeared in over 50 journals, magazines, and sites worldwide, like Z Magazine, European Project on Ocean Acidification, Ecosocialism Canada, Climate Himalaya, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Comite Valmy, and UK Progressive. He has been interviewed about climate change on Pacifica Radio, KPFK, FM90.7, Indymedia On Air, and the World View Show/UK, as well as Thom Hartmann's Big Picture, and Norman B's Life Elsewhere, 88.5 WMNF and others.
Read Robert's latest article from Counterpunch
Russell's guests are Rev. Lennox Yearwood and RL Miller.
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, is a minister, community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He works tirelessly to encourage the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice.
In 2010 he was named one of the 100 most powerful African Americans by Ebony Magazine, and one of the 10 Game Changers in the Green movement by the Huffington Post. In 2008, Rev Yearwood created the Hip Hop Caucus’ “Respect My Vote!” campaign with celebrity spokespeople T.I. and Keyshia Cole, which turned out record numbers of young people on Election Day.
RL Miller blogs on climate; founded SuperPAC Climate Hawks Vote to elect - and hold accountable - politicians who prioritize the climate challenge; is elected chair of California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus; and practices law and keeps chickens. Climate Hawks Vote hatched in June 2014, made 17 endorsements in primaries and general election races in 2014, and won at least 10 - a very positive record made possible through its emphasis on fieldwork rather than big-spending ads.
With average global temperatures continuing to set records almost annually, more Americans are admitting the reality of climate change, but are they admitting how serious it is and how quickly we need to act? Denial comes in many forms, and each of them requires a unique approach. To understand how to break through the denial of people who admit that global climate change exists but who want to believe there are good reasons to do nothing about it, we need to call in a psychotherapist.
In this episode, we talk to Margaret Klein Salamon, clinical psychologist who writes at The Climate Psychologist and who founded and is Director of TheClimateMobilization. The topic is how do we get people to understand the urgency of mobilizing to fight climate change and how to organize and use the Pledge to Mobilize campaign to compel Congress to act.
This show will be rebroadcast on March 28 at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST on the Star Com Radio Network.
Take Back America for the People is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to explain the true costs of corporate control of the US government.
Tonight my special guest is Mr. Max Bliss.
Max is an independent researcher and activist and a very prominent voice in the climate change and geoengineering debate.
His activism to stop geoengineering is non-stop and he is well known amongst the elite’s climate circles as someone they must contend with.
My discussion with Max was wide ranging and extremely insightful. His knowledge of the true history of the motives and desires behind weather control is very impressive along with his courage to address the leading geoengineering scientists in their own backyard.
Max's website: http://the-real-institute.com/
KaliSara has been chomping at the bit all year to address this topic. RevKess is giving her mostly free reign to do so.
In this edition of PWN the hosts will tackle the broad topic of climate change:
And what we as Pagans can do to help remedy the disastrous effects the human population have had on our Mother Earth.
Other topics that might get discussed during the show include, but are not limited to:
GMOs & growing your own food
Show notes available on PMPChannel.com.
Climate Action With Russell Greene
Understanding the Fifth UN IPCC Predicament and Response
The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was finalized in 2014.
Join me with my guest Atmospheric Scientist Peter Kalmus this Sunday to discuss what the report tells us and how we each may choose to respond.
Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist studying the role of clouds in global warming. After graduating from Harvard with a physics degree, he worked for four years as a computer programmer on Wall Street before returning to science and earning his PhD in physics from Columbia University. After five years as an astrophysicist at Caltech, he switched fields into atmospheric science.
Being the father of two young boys motivates him to explore how we can appropriately respond -- as individuals -- to the massive problem of global warming. One of the many things he's done is to almost completely stop burning fossil fuels himself, by examining his own life and replacing fossil-fueled activities with bicycling, driving on veggie oil, remote participation in meetings, and a fossil-fuel-free diet. He calls this ongoing process of self-examination and self-change "be-cycling," and he says it makes him happier.
Climate Action With Russell Greene.
This week, Russell welcomes:
Gwynne Taraska of the Center for American Progress who joined us last week from Lima, Peru as the Conference of Parties was set to begin. She’ll join us again this Sunday to discuss the outcomes. Gwynne has expertise in natural gas issues, including the climate implications of LNG exports and the use of natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. She also has expertise in international climate negotiations and recently has focused on market mechanisms for climate adaptation. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she specialized in non-classical logics.
L. Hunter Lovins is an award winning voice in sustainable business and regenerative economics. Can business be part of the solution to the climate crisis? Hunter is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) a Colorado non-profit that educates senior decision makers in the business case for a Regenerative Economy. Trained as a sociologist and lawyer (JD), Hunter is a professor of sustainable business management at Bard College, and Denver University; and the chief insurgent of the Madrone Project. Named a Master at the Chinese De Tao Academy, she recently helped launch the Institute for Green Investment in Shanghai.
Emily Wurth, Food and Water Watch's Water Program Director. She's a regular participant at PDA's Progressive Round Tables in Washington, DC. She will discuss Rep. Mark Pocan's new legislation to protect public lands from fracking. Emily conducts research and promotes policies at the local, state and federal level to help protect the nation’s water systems as public assets, and to safeguard the country’s water resources. Emily has a B.A. in international studies and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She can be reached at ewurth(at)fwwatch(dot)org.
People Demanding Action (PDA) Climate Radio with Russell Greene
Join Russell and Dr. Gwynne Taraska as they discuss the objectives and potential for the climate summit in Lima, Peru. Russell and Professor Isabella Velicogna will also discuss the melting glaciers in West Antarctica. Then, Steve Andrews will join Russell to discuss big-energy-picture issues.
Dr. Gwynne Taraska--Senior Policy Advisor, Center for American Progress--specializes in U.S. and international climate and energy policy for American Progress. She is also the research director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University. Dr. Taraska has expertise in natural gas issues, including the climate implications of LNG exports and the use of natural gas in the U.S. electricity sector. She also has expertise in international climate negotiations and recently has focused on market mechanisms for climate adaptation. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
Prof. Isabella Velicogna--Associate Professor, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, School of Physical Sciences--is a Senior Scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prof. Velicogna has also been an Adjunct Professor, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado and an Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Trieste, Italy, 1999, in Applied Geophysics.
Steve Andrews co-founded the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA (ASPO-USA), a non-profit, non-partisan education organization. He has been publicly speaking about big-energy-picture issues since 1996. He advised utilities, builders, architects, home owners, cities, state agencies, and public TV. He taught university-level classes, wrote 400 articles, columns, and technical reports for Dept. of Energy, etc
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