• 00:59

    Gaius Publius and Michael Mann on Climate Change

    in Politics Progressive

    Guest host Gaius Publius discusses climate change with Dr. Michael Mann. Gaius has written extensively on climate issues at AmericaBlog and Naked Capitalism. Gaius' write-up of Dr. Mann's Scientific American article, discussed in the interview, is here. The article itself is here. 


    Gaius and Dr. Mann discussed the three most critical topics in climate activism today — Is two degrees warming too much? Is there any remaining "carbon budget" as the IPCC implies? How do we defeat the Big Money ogre standing in the way of our future?

    Dr. Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor and Director of the “Earth System Science Center” at Penn State University, and the lead author of a 1999 paper that included what later became famous as the "hockey stick graph," a reconstruction of Northern Hemisphere temperatures for the past 1000 years. It shows a mainly flat line of temperature from the year 1000 through about 1900 — like the stem of a hockey stick — then an almost 90 degree uptick, like the blade of a hockey stick. 

    The diagram caught the public imagination. Michael Mann has detailed his battle against right-wing retaliation for "catching the public's imagination," in his 2012 book "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines".

  • 00:59

    Gaius Publius and Michael Mann on Climate

    in Science

    Guest host Gaius Publius discusses climate change with Dr. Michael Mann. Gaius has written extensively on climate issues at AmericaBlog and Naked Capitalism. Gaius' write-up of Dr. Mann's Scientific American article, discussed in the interview, is here. The article itself is here. 


    Gaius and Dr. Mann discussed the three most critical topics in climate activism today — Is two degrees warming too much? Is there any remaining "carbon budget" as the IPCC implies? How do we defeat the Big Money ogre standing in the way of our future?

    Dr. Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor and Director of the “Earth System Science Center” at Penn State University, and the lead author of a 1999 paper that included what later became famous as the "hockey stick graph," a reconstruction of Northern Hemisphere temperatures for the past 1000 years. It shows a mainly flat line of temperature from the year 1000 through about 1900 — like the stem of a hockey stick — then an almost 90 degree uptick, like the blade of a hockey stick. 

    The diagram caught the public imagination. Michael Mann has detailed his battle against right-wing retaliation for "catching the public's imagination," in his 2012 book "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines".

  • 01:03

    Alan Boyle & Roger Pielke Jr.: IPCC & Climate

    in Science

    In advance of the upcoming IPCC release. Roger Pielke, Prof of environmental studies at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder talks with host Alan Boyle climate policy, and whether new assessments might make any difference and what a warming world might look like. 
    Background http://www.nbcnews.com/science/experts-get-set-write-next-chapter-climate-change-saga-pielke-8C11071778
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-29/global-warming-slowdown-data-sought-in-un-climate-report.html
    Follow @B0yle @RogerPielkeJr

  • 00:58

    Dueling Climate Reports as We Celebrate Earth Day

    in Politics Conservative

     So what is the real truth? Mother Nature has been in control of Earth’s climate for all of Earth’s history but the United Nations IPCC now proposes that she has relinquished that job to a weak greenhouse gas named carbon dioxide (CO2). This group hypothesizes that since the Industrial Revolution, about 150 years ago, humans have begun to put enough emissions of this weak gas into the atmosphere to wrest control from Mother Nature’s grasp.


    Leighton Steward is a geologist, environmentalist, author, and retired energy industry executive. Leighton's current interest lies in helping to educate the general public and the politicians about the tremendous benefits of carbon dioxide (CO2) as it relates to the plant and animal kingdoms and their related ecosystems and habitats, and the general health of humanity.


     


     


     


     

  • 01:31

    Mark Aldridge: Awakening To The Democracy Illusion

    in Current Events

    This week, Australian ex-politician Mark Aldridge joins Brendan D. Murphy and Aimee Devlin to share some fascinating and tasty morsels from his years of experience as an independent politician striving to get into parliament to do something truly novel: actually represent the will of the people! 


    Join your Global Freedom Movement Radio hosts as we explore the travails and terrors of this noble quest which ended in Mark’s recent resignation from the game of Australian “poly-tricks”, as the corruption and skulduggery on the parts of the major parties (and local police!) became too much.


    Mark has a wealth of information to offer on diverse subjects, and, among other things, is an extremely vocal animal rights campaigner and independent watchdog of agencies like the RSPCA who the public puts its trust in to look after the interests and welfare of animals. Is this trust at least partially misplaced?


    Mark also has insider contacts and detailed knowledge of how and why we are being scammed on the issue of “Global Warming”, and invites us to consider that all is not as it seems in the political landscape both nationally and globally. When he isn’t busy having his computer/s and personal data being unlawfully raided and confiscated by the police, Mark is a quick thinker and an even faster talker - with the stamina to match - so strap in and be prepared for an entertaining and, at times, shocking, info fest with implications for all of us on the third globe from the sun.

  • 00:46

    Our Global Warming Alarmists Speak

    in Politics Conservative

    Well, it's almost a perfect day to talk about this from wet, snowy, chilly Ohio on now the 10th day of "spring".  Michael Mann, he of the "global warming hockey stick" creation is telling us, along with the IPCC, that if we don't discontinue or lessen our dirty fossil fuel burning ways,that many regions of the globe will be literally unlivable.  Gawker, a far left website, put out a piece saying climate change deniers need to be put in jail.  I'll be covering both of those issues and hopefully trying to restore, not that it's necessary for most in all likelihood, but trying to restore some sanity and fact to this issue.  Let's see if that's possible at 4:30 Eastern time, and archived after that

  • 02:01

    WEATHER SHOCK WEDNESDAY

    in Politics

    We're long overdue to air Alex Smith's Radio Ecoshock, the world's largest podcast of all things pertaining to climate disruption.


    Notes from the site. SUMMARY: Will the Pacific ocean change-up called El Nino startle the world? The latest update from NASA, plus two scientific experts. It's not what you think. Ends with backyard farmer Luke Kimmel and his green bag of tips. Mike Halpert, Dr. Shayne McGregor, Luke Kimmel. Will 2014 or 2015 will be hottest in recorded human history? First we get the latest update on El Nino from Mike Halpert, Acting Director, of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, in College Park, Maryland. Then I speak with ocean climate expert Dr. Shayne McGregor, and double check with Australia's Dr. Matthew England. It leads to a surprising conclusion.


    Then Dave Lindorff This Can't Be Happening April 9 2014 on Progressive Radio Network interviews Professor Harold Wanless, chair of the Geology Department at the University of Miami and a leading climate change expert, talks about the latest IPCC report, explaining that as scary as its latest predictions are for global warming, it is far too conservative, because the IPCC does not factor in the feedback loops that are making things get worse faster — whether it’s the doubling of the pace of Greenland and Western Antarctic ice melt every seven years, or the releasing of massive methane deposits in permafrost and undersea methyl cathrates. If we don’t act quickly to significantly reduce the use of carbon fuels, he says, we could see a “baked in” 70-foot sea rise, perhaps in our children’s or grandchildren’s lives, and even an end to human civilization. 

  • 00:59

    #52: Is It Hot In Here, Or Is It Just Me?

    in Politics Progressive


    Party News (:00)

    Racial Disparity in Chicago Public Housing, Part Three (:08)

    New UN Report on Climate Change: Can Capitalism Solve the Environmental Crisis? (:18)

    Standing Up to the Cops in Albuquerque (:32)

    U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee: Ruling in Secret (:39)

    Lev Vygotsky: A Marxist View into the Human Mind (:49)

  • 02:02

    Saturday High Noon

    in Politics

    Program Summary, 26 April 2014


    1st Hour: Brief commentary, program scheduling changes,hot news from our area etc.


    Radio Ecoshock (60 min.) QUICK SUMMARY: Witnessing plot of climate denial in Bush Whitehouse; how the 1% control us; climate fiction "cli fi" new and old; why predictions of the cost of stopping climate change are ridiculous. Radio Ecoshock 140423

    Welcome back. This week we're going to stretch our minds into a developing future beyond any human experience. We'll talk to authors in the new genre of climate fiction - cli fi - the classics and new writers.

    Right off the bat, we run into climate denial and the way the 1 percent control the rest of us.

    The show closes with a new study revealing estimates of the cost to fix climate change are misleading, wrong, and a waste of time. That's just as the IPCC reports on the cost of reducing climate damage or letting it run rampant over the planet. The value of a living planet: priceless.


    2nd Hour: Music your great grandparents sexed up to and local, regional news briefs; including Sustainability Action Network from their weekly on-line newsletter.

  • 00:31

    The truth about sea-level change

    in Environment

    Dr Ben Horton is a Professor at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Science of Rutgers University and a Visiting Professor at the Earth Observatory of Singapore and Division of Earth Sciences of Nanyang Technological University. His research concerns sea-level change. He aims to understand and integrate the external and internal mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, and which will shape such changes in the future. Dr Ben Horton has published over 130 articles in peer reviewed journals, including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Geoscience and Geology. Dr Ben Horton is an author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (5AR) and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. He is a committee member of the National Research Council, USA and PALSEA (PALeo-constraints on SEA-level rise). He is project leader of International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) 588.

  • 00:33

    What do Environmentalism and the Joker have in common?

    in Politics

    Join me for our first installment of "scary philosophies". 

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