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As everyone remains transfixed by the news of the day; be it the missing Malaysian airplane, Putin’s annexation of Crimea, the final day of Obamacare enrollment, or Chris Christie’s being exoneration from having personally shut down the GWM bridge, the world on which we depend continues to change in response to the ways we use it, unaware of any day to day topics its human inhabitants are currently thinking about. The way in which we humans acquire massive amounts of ancient stored energy to power our increasingly sophisticated, modern world ultimately produces gradual detrimental changes to the world in which we live. While this may be a long term problem that is too conceptual for most to care about or grasp the magnitude of, in the long term it is more important to the future prosperity of our species than any short term subject involving healthcare, territorial grabs, or anything else. Today, although it will go completely undetected by most, a vital portion of a crucial report was relapsed to the public pertaining to the one subject anywhere in the news today that will still matter 100, 500, 1,000 years from now. This under the radar news is the release of working section II of the IPCC’s fifth assessment report on climate change. Today, we will talk about what the IPCC is, what this report and this particular section of it is. Beyond that, we will be looking at a most basic, fourth grade level synthesis of what the surface level science of this all is, and what that means on a most basic level for our human future.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
Join me for our first installment of "scary philosophies".
Climate scientist Michael E. Mann, explains why the IPCC’s new report on climate change is more conclusive evidence on the climate crisis, why we should think of acting on climate change as planet insurance, why the IPCC reports set the … Continue reading →
This week, Worldmeets.US Managing Editor William Kern talks to Patrik Etschmayer, one of Switzerland's leading columnists, about what Europeans think about the NSA's mass surveillance, the FED's decision not to begin winding down its policy of monetary easing, the situation in Syria and Iran, the latest IPCC report on climate change, and the shutdown of the U.S. federal government. Read some of Patrik's recent columns about the United States: http://bitly.com/bundles/worldmeetsus/1h Worldmeets.US is a non-profit media project aimed at better educating the American people and creating relationships between Americans and people from other nations.