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ECOSHOCK — How A Far Away Island Can Rock Your World
Indonesia’s peat bogs are blazing again. In 1997 peat fires doubled rate of carbon inscrease, equaling global car emissions. Hot year of ’98 followed. Interview scientist Florian Siegert, Ludwig-Maxmillians University, Munich, who monitors Indonesian fires from space. More forest fires in Indonesia than Amazon. Indonesia also world’s 2nd largest coal exporter, including to India, where 173 new coal-fired plants approved this year alone. Interview w. Indian energy expert Shankar Sharma, plus report on deadly anti-coal protests. Music: “How Darwinian” by Dan Mangan, “Wayward Son” by Kanasa, background music by Vastmandana at soundclick.com. Visit Ecoshock here.
This is the first transition show from Earthbeat to Radio Ecoshock. It explains the change to regular listeners. Earthbeat host Daphne Wysham is off the air, while she reorganizes for a possible return. By agreement, Alex Smith is providing environment news and analysis via the Radio Ecoshock show. You can help Earthbeat to return by visiting their website here.