Green Sex or Hot World_on Ecoshock
ECOSHOCK —Green Sex or Hot World
will you cast another child into a ruined future? — With what we know about climate change, should anyone add another child into that future? We get two points of view from women who write about it: Madeline Ostrander and Alisha Graves. Then we hear recent science from Dr. Marcus Donat proving extreme rainfall events, and extreme drought will continue – and get worse – as the planet warms.
As Madeline Ostrander put’s it: “How do you decide to have a baby when climate change is remaking life on earth?” That’s the title of her latest article in The Nation magazine. Ostrander is also a contributing editor at Yes! Magazine.
“Green sex” – Do it for the climate. We’ll find out what that means with Alisha Graves. She has a Masters in Public Health from the University of California. She’s co-founded and leads a group called the Oasis Initiative, which stands for Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel.
Alisha Graves is also a research fellow for Project Drawdown, a group of scientists and other experts working to create a livable climate future.
News about record rains, or sometimes snow, has become so frequent, I could report on it every week. Just recently, a half dozen people died in recent floods of Louisiana. Parts of Brazil were hit with half their average monthly rainfall in one day. In the desert, the United Arab Emirates just recorded their highest single day rainfall ever, 50 times normal for March.
New research says this is only going to get worse as the world warms, but with an unexpected twist. A letter published in the journal Nature Climate Change is titled: “More extreme precipitation in the world s dry and wet regions.” In Sydney Australia, we’ve reached the lead author, Markus G. Donat, a research fellow at the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.
Speakers: Madeline Ostrander, Alisha Graves, Marcus Donat. Interviews by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock. Occasional music by Alex Smith.
This show was broadcast on April 15, 2016.