Guest host Karyn Strickler of Climate Challenge Media, talks with Dr. Alder Stone Fuller who has some bad news for us regarding climate change: Contrary to the conventional wisdom, climate change probably cannot be stopped and we’re in for the biggest climate event in 55 million years. Find out how Gaia Theory, system science, carbon dioxide lag-time and feedback mechanisms have combined to form the mess we're in with climate change.
SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest (www.solartimes.org) talks to energy researcher and author Al Weinrub about his groundbreaking new publication, Community Power: Decentralized Renewable Energy in California, which focuses on both the benefits and feasibility of decentralized renewable energy. In this well-researched study, Al Weinrub goes further than most of his contemporaries, offering what is essentially a roadmap for communities interested in implementing small scale renewable projects, while graphically illustrating how and why communities need to “take back the power” and break away from the corporate-controlled energy model.
SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest (www.solartimes.org) talks to acclaimed permaculture designer, teacher and enthusiast Andrew Faust about a 21st century approach to designing human habitats and agricultural systems known as "permaculture." They talk about how this system, which is modeled on the relationships found in natural ecologies, could transform the 21st century into one that is both environmentally sustainable and humane. They also talk about decentralized energy, distributed generation of renewable energy and retrofitting our centralized energy system to be more regional and self-sufficient. Andrew Faust has been inspiring and motivating students to look at permaculture as a way of life since his days as an alternative school teacher in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania.
SolarTimes editor Sandy LeonVest (www.solartimes.org) talks to author, commentator, political activist and newly announced congressional candidate Norman Solomon. Solomon, a progressive Democrat, recently announced his plans to run for Democratic Representative Lynn Woolsey's seat in Northern California's sixth district, should she decide to retire. He talks about why he decided to run for Woolsey's seat in 2012, and how he will push for progressive policy in Washington. Other subjects include climate change, clean energy, corporate greenwashing and what keeps Mr. Solomon inspired to work for so many progressive causes.