Aussie coal industry "ripe for financial implosion"

Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock interviews John Connor, Exec. Dir. of the Climate Institute in Sydney. Their new report shows the Australian coal industry can only burn a fraction of their reserves before the climate spins out of control. The big coal companies are over-valued, based on reserves that are "unburnable" - a big risk for the Australian economy. Listen to/download this 19 minute interview here: http://www.ecoshock.org/downloads/climate2013/ES_JConnor_LoFi.mp3

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Clean energy and new jobs for everyone.

Conversion to solar, wind, geothermal and hydro-electric energy will solve all the nation's and the world's employment, economic, and pollution problems all at the same time.

May 5, 2013 - What does it take to mobilize America and unite its manufacturing sector to work towards a single goal? In the past, world war and the very real possibility of life-and-death brought us together. Our current situation is the equivalent to WWIII, and we need to mobilize to win it.

Our proposal for changing the system and not the climate

To reclaim our future, we must change the present.

The capitalist system has exploited and abused nature, pushing the planet to its limits, so much so that the system has accelerated dangerous and fundamental changes in the climate.

Get Ready for an Age of Fire

The new age of super fires in N. America, Europe, Australia, Asia. Silviculturalist John Betts explains strange unstoppable forest fires. Then Nicole Rycroft, Exec Dir of enviro group "Canopy". Why they quit talks with industry, as logging ravages the Canadian Boreal forest. Plus MD Donald B. Louria says loss of faith in the future can kill. Radio Ecoshock 130501 1 hour. Listen to/download this Radio Ecoshock Show http://www.ecoshock.net/eshock13/ES_130501_Show_LoFi.mp3

Listen to/Dowload the John Betts interview on super fires (24 minutes)

Philippines: Akbayan slams Chinese incursion into Tubbataha Reef

Akbayan Party-list today slammed the incursion of a Chinese fishing vessel into the Tubbataha reef, which the group said is engaged in "state-led" poaching activities at the marine protected area in Palawan.

It was reported that the vessel ran aground some 1.1 nautical miles east of the Tubbataha Reef ranger station. It was reported that the fishing vessel had 12 crew members, allegedly Chinese poachers.

Philippine climate activists expose risks of dirty coal.

300-strong climate activists and anti-coal advocates stormed the Department of Energy to voice out their opposition to coal mines and coal-fired power plants promoted by the government and to launch the group’s Campaign Against Dirty Energy and for People’s Access to Safe, Renewable and Democratic Energy Alternatives.

This is in celebration of Earth Day and the group’s National Day of Action against Coal.

Honduras coup update for March 2013

Honduras coup update for March 2013


Political persecution in March 2013 ...

In March 2013, two political activists were assassinated. Such assassinations take place every month. This month they are:

Eduardo Mord Rivera (37), the spokesperson for Mocra farmers’ movement and a leader of the Regional Agrarian Platform of Aguan Valley, assassinated by hitmen;
Roberto Weddle Calderón, Choluteca resistance leader and Libre political party activist, who was found dead.

Burying the future: Pipelines, Arctic melt, southern hemisphere weather

Canadian scientist Paul Beckwith explains how the Arctic warming emergency is changing your weather. First, story of anti-pipeline media warrior, John Bolenbaugh. The leaks, scandals and deaths behind Tar Sands pipelines.

Download/listen to Radio Ecoshock 130424 here: http://www.ecoshock.net/eshock13/ES_130424_Show_LoFi.mp3

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says an ice-free Arctic is no longer a matter of "if" but "when".

Coping with Climate Despair: Rosemary Randall

What if you woke up one morning and realized humans really have changed the world's climate? We show no signs of stopping this unfolding catastrophe. Maybe you already see it, and cannot bear knowing.

We need help. And a pioneering psychotherapist from Britain says we can help each other. Starting in 2005, Rosemary Randall was was part of a team founding a movement called "Carbon Conversations".


We have a conversation with her now on Radio Ecoshock.
Listen to/download that 29 minute interview here.