Some big icons like General Motors go crash, but most of it just goes quietly, with little announcement. I'm talking about all the small shops going dark, the once-famous magazines gone and hardly remembered.
Just a couple of years ago, I wished I'd taken videos of some of our major streets. Little malls and corner garages disappeared overnight, replaced with a big hole and a sign advertising Fenway Gardens, another deluxe condo tower. The building boom was disorienting. It's easier now. Nothing new - and the old is slipping away.
I should be happy. Finally the fake consumer world is caving in. People are driving less, to fewer jobs. Did we pull back just at the edge of carbon disaster? Just before the oil ran out? The collapse surprised common people and the Left, who didn't care much about banking and stock talk. Maybe we should have paid closer attention.
You'll hear from Max Keiser, the lefty stock expert who did know, and tried to warn us.
In today's program you'll also hear Professor Lord Anthony Giddens from the London School of Economics. He explores the links, good and bad, between the financial crash and the climate crisis. Lord Anthony also offers up three reasons why humans just don't get the climate predicament. We hear about it, and do mostly nothing. Find out why.
We'll touch on disappearing media and adaptation fairs. A couple of songs but no dance.
But first let's get right to an interview with Stephan Faris, author of "Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley." He's traveled the world only to find that climate disruption is already with us. His new book is one of the must reads of the season.
Most important links for this show:
speech by Lord Anthony Giddens, London School of Economics, February 28th, 2009 on "The Economic Crisis, Climate Change and Energy."
Max Keiser Radiance FM Podcast: "The Truth About Markets" March 28th 2009
Christian Aid Climate Demo (You tube)
“Melting Ice Eco Rap” by Lil Peppi (You tube)
"Morbid Magazines" by Bill Dyszel
More....including a summary of Lord Anthony Giddens 3 Engines of Climate Defeat, Monbiot, etc
Thursday, April 2, 2009
THE GREEN SIDE OF DOWN
Posted by Alex Smith at 11:19 AM
Labels: climate, climate change, crash, crisis, economy, environment, global warming, greenhouse gases, media
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