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ECOSHOCK —Earthquake Time Bombs

what will fall when the big one blows? — UK Geo-hazards expert Dr. Bill McGuire (“Waking the Giants”) on recent quakes & links to climate change. Oregon Professor Robert Yeats new book “Earthquake Time Bombs” – most cities at risk from quakes or mega-tsunamis.

About 12,000 years ago there was a period of “volanic storms”, so many erupted. The Earth was unstable, rocking and rolling with Earthquakes. Geologists know climate change destabilized the Earth’s crust.

Does that sound too fantastic? The weight of ice miles thick poured into the sea as that latest ice age ended. Released from that weight, land rose. Long-standing pressure points reacted, and the world shook.

Now, after recent big quakes in Japan and Ecuador, with more under-reported quakes around the world, some scientists are beginning to wonder if climate is starting to destabilize geology again. We’ll talk with one of the world’s best geophysical hazards experts, Britains Dr. Bill McGuire, author of “Waking the Giants”.

The aftershocks would be in the world’s shaky financial system. Would a big quake in Los Angeles, Vancouver, or Tokyo be the trigger for a massive collapse in the global economy?

That’s why our second guest, Dr. Robert Yeats from Oregon wrote his book “Earthquake Time Bombs”. We’ll go into that risk in depth.

Speakers: William (Bill) McGuire, Robert Yeats. Interviews and occasional music by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock. Short clips from BBC, 1962 Roy Hamilton hit “Earthquake”, Grammerheads “Earthquake Science Song” You tube.

Show blog published Wednesday at http://www.ecoshock.info with all the links. Visit Radio Ecoshock here.


This show was broadcast on May 6, 2016.

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