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Thomas Peterson from World Meteorological Assoc. and NOAA on science of extreme weather events hitting us. Jonathan Bates, co-author of "Paradise Lot" on permaculture on a small lot in New England.
Interviews by Alex Smith of Radio Ecoshock.
Song: "Mother Earth" by Neil Young
Song: "Into the Blue" remix by Alex Smith, vocal by Lokka.
Brief news clips: BBC, ABC Australia
Good break point at 29 minutes for those who need it.
Whether you are freezing in North America, drowning in Britain, or roasting in Australia, extreme weather is hard to miss.
Thomas Peterson leads a team of scientists studying the role of climate change in messing with our weather. We talk about the drought of 2012 in the States, Hurricane Sandy, wild rainfall in Britain and N. Australia, and more.
Then to solutions. Jonathan Bates and his co-conspirator Eric Toensmeier turned an unpromising small lot in Holyoke Massachusetts in "Paradise Lot". It's famous small-scale homestead of permaculture. You could do it too.
Plus new music from Neil Young, "Mother Earth" recorded live on his recent Honour the Treaties" tour, against the Tar Sands and damage to First Nations people.
You'll also hear a short remix by Alex of "Into the Blue", sung by Lokka.