The End of Ice & Other Threats to the Planet
Talking Climate Change with Paul Beckwith & Dahr Jamail
Uploaded: 11 Jan, 2019
Recording Date: 11 Jan, 2019
Recording Location: CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: The End of Ice & Other Threats to the Planet
Description: On a week when youth around the planet are mobilizing strikes for ‘climate action,’ the Global Research News Hour highlights the major indicators of a natural world in crisis due to global warming.
In the first half hour, following a short report on a local (Winnipeg) youth activist event, University of Ottawa based climate systems scientist Paul Beckwith outlines some of the more worrying signs that even the October 2018 IPCC Special Report on Climate Change failed to adequately address, he looks at the threats to the polar ice caps and the role they play in regulating familiar weather patterns, and he assesses some of what needs to be done to avoid multiple ‘tipping points’, and a ‘Hothouse Earth’ scenario.
In our second half hour, wilderness adventurer, independent journalist, former Iraq War correspondent, and Truthout staff writer Dahr Jamail navigates listeners through The End of Ice, his recently published book on climate change.
Host(s): Michael Welch
Featured Speakers/Guests: Nina Zigic Dahr Jamail Paul Beckwith
Credits: interviews by Michael Welch
NewsType: Weekly Program
Regional > Canada > Manitoba
Environment > Climate Change
Politics > Activism
Regional > United States
Regional > Europe
Science and Technology > Earth Sciences
Environment > Biodiversity
Regional > Latin America