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ECOSHOCK — The Great Acceleration – toward an unknown climate
we’re not in Kansas anymore … New science shows humans have left the stable patterns of former climates. From the Stockholm Resilience Center, Owen Gaffney explains. As Australia burns with heat, Tasmanian scientist David Bowman reveals great regions of the world where fire will strike.
They call it “the great acceleration”. In 1950 human activity departed from the old cycle of ice and warmer times into a new geological age. We don’t know what it will be like, or how far it will go toward an ice-free world. But now we have the formula – in new science presented in this program.
Then we go to Australia, where burning heat has created the ultimate fire conditions. That will happen more and more not only in Australia, but in North America, the Mediterranean and Russia. We’ll talk extreme fires.
Featured speakers: Owen Gaffney, David Bowman. Interviews and music by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock.
This show was broadcast on March 10, 2017.