Thursday, May 15, 2008


News of global breakdown.
Clips from Yale's James G. Speth on eco failure;

comedy duel "The Bugle" on biofuels;

Lester Brown on food crisis; (link is to full 34 minute conference call with the press)

Mel Hurtig on capital flight; (link is to one hour speech "The Truth About Canada")

UBS Swiss Bank as Rogue Capitalism? Billionaries bailing on climate (and you)

- but activist Bill McKibben says civilization has One Last Chance. (link is to Bill's article in the Los Angeles Times - as reprinted at Common Dreams, where the comments are really worth reading too...

Packed Ecoshock Show 080516 1 hour CD Quality (56 MB) or Lo-Fi (14 MB)

Production Notes: 15 sec music bed for station ID at 29:36. Credit to WNYC Leonard Lopate show for Speth clip. Full interview at Ditto full speech by Mel Hurtig. Credit for the Bugle (with John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman). Quick clip Rolling Stones "19th Nervous Breakdown". Loretta Napoleoni speech on "Rogue Economics" free download at Lester Brown food conference call here
(fast download, only 2 MB, 34 minutes - a great explanation that food crisis is not temporary, but a lasting endemic problem now for planet Earth. Our world food supplies at an all-time low and shrinking. I really recommend you listen to this interview, by one of the world's top grain experts - now head of

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Alex Smith
Radio Ecoshock

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