Cool Solutions for a Hot Planet _on Ecoshock
ECOSHOCK — Cool Solutions for a Hot Planet
Too hot to work outside? Can biochar help? — Australian expert Elizabeth Hanna explains how humans die off in a hotter world. From The Farm, Albert Bates on the wonder of biochar – and how it might save the world climate. Best of Radio Ecoshock replay from November 2013.
Some parts of the world are already too hot for miners, farmers, and other outdoor workers to perform without fatalities. What happens to “worker productivity” so beloved by corporations, when the world warms another 3 to 5 degrees Centigrade? Elizabeth Hanna is a specialist in climate, heat and health impacts at the Australian National University. More people now die from heat than from automobile accidents. From America’s original back-to-the-land, The Farm in Tennesse, this is alternative guru Albert Bates. His keynote speech at the Bioneers Chicago Great Lakes 2013 conference was recorded for Radio Ecoshock by Kelly Pierce of the Chicago Independent Media Center.
Speakers: Elizabeth Hanna interview by Alex Smith for Radio Ecoshock. Albert Bates speech recorded at Bioneers Chicago/Great Lakes by Kelly Pierce of Chicago Independent Media Center for Radio Ecoshock. Nno copyright music.
This show was broadcast on August 12, 2016.