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 Radio Ecoshock Show 
 New science & can the tar sands burn?
 Weekly Program
 Paul Beckwith, Isabella Velicogna
 Alex Smith  
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Intro to startling new science led Dr. James Hansen - it's worse than you've been told. Interview with paper co-author Isabella Velicogna, and overview by scientist Paul Beckwith. Then the Tar Sands fires at Fort McMurray, the climate connection, the warning.
Interviews by Alex Smith, Radio Ecoshock

Occasional music by Alex Smith
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It's about 90 degrees, or 29 Celsius, outside my door, in the early Canadian spring. Crazy weather, the same super heat that set northern Alberta on fire. We'll talk about the the climate connection, and ask the question: "can the tar sands burn?" - later in this program.

First, though it seems less exciting, we're going to begin a series about the most important scientific paper of this new century. Dr. James Hansen led a team of international scientists who completely revises the science of climate change.

Seas rising much faster, super storms in the coming decades, doubling and re-doubling of polar ice melt. It's a climate thriller, and we all get to live in the new disturbed world.

Isabella Velicogna is a co-author on the new paper led by James Hansen. She's also a power researcher in her own right. Educated in Italy, Isabella has a collection of roles with NASA'S Jet Propulsion Lab, the CIRES Institute at the University of Colorado - and she's an Associate Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine.

Paul Beckwith has 2 Masters degrees, and teaches climate science at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Find him at

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