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Extreme heat in Australia: vision of coming world, Cam Walker FOE. Extreme rains from atmospheric rivers, scientist David Lavers. Population bomb ticking with Alan Weisman, author of "Countdown, Our Last Best Hope for a Future".
All interviews by Alex Smith for Radio Ecoshock
Incidental music by Alex Smith
Song: "Rock Beats Paper" by Earthrise Sound System
58 minute versin has good break point at 26 min 55 seconds
Do you want to know what the future looks like? Try Australia, where bats falls dead out of the sky, and tennis players drop like flies in the heat. Coming right up: a report from the hot front with Cam Walker, Friends of Earth Australia.
Then we're back to sky science. Atmospheric rivers move below the Jet Stream, carrying more water than the Amazon, and dumping it suddenly causing floods below. Expert David Lavers explains.
Then it's journalist and author Alan Weisman. His previous book looked at the world without us. Now it's "Countdown, Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth". Are we headed for biological burnout?