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Q & A between Nature Bats Last and Sam Carana author at the Arctic News Blog

The October episode of Nature Bats Last consists of a series of questions submitted to Sam Carana the author at the Arctic-NewsBlogspot.comThe audio of the episode is embedded here; Sam Carana has chosen to keep his or her identity secret

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Shark Attack at Minerva Reef

The story begins at the breakwater alongside the Water Front Café in Port Villa harbour, Vanuatu in September 1999. I was in Vanuatu to deliver a Roberts 65’ back to New Zealand. Brian Loundes, the owner of Relember (not a

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Has the Climate Crisis Passed the Point of No Return?

I was recently interviewed on Josh Schlossberg’s podcast series titled “The Green Root Podcast” Josh has had some great guests, check the series out at the link above. Our interview is below; Issues we discussed are referenced below; I mentioned

Posted in Abrupt Climate Change, Climate Grief, Climate Racism, Corey Bradshaw, Imperialism, Josh Schlossberg, Nature Bats Last, Nuclear Threats, Professor Guy McPherson, Seneca Cliff

Pestilence: Another Consequence of Losing the Cryosphere and the Permafrost

The Corona 19 virus has had an unprecedented effect on our complex, interlinked global economy. It is merely a forewarning of what we have unleashed as the cryosphere and the permafrost melts. “For the past 15,000 years, a glacier on

Posted in Arctic, permafrost, Pestilence, Viruses

Could the Imminent Collapse of the US Dollar Trigger the Collapse of The Global Economy and the Biosphere?

US Dollar Hegemony is drawing to a long overdue collapse. Could it trigger the collapse of the global economy, trigger the loss of the “Aerosol Masking Effect” and the collapse of the biosphere? “What do you get when you add

Posted in Aerosol Masking Effect, Collapse, Jared Diamond, US Dollar Hegemony

Dr Sid Smith Rocks the Boat on Nature Bats Last

The August 2020 episode of Nature Bats Last featured an excellent discussion with Dr Sid Smith, the episode is embedded here:  Dr Smith is former co-chair and current secretary of the Green Party of Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in

Posted in Collapse, Nuclear Threats, Professor Guy McPherson, Sid Smith

Adventures in Africa- Brushes with Death- A Love Story

A broken neck in a war zone, saved by the Cuban Revolution and four bouts of Malaria. A love Story. In 1999 a distant cousin of mine from Ireland turned up in N.Z. with her Kiwi husband, on holiday from

Posted in African Adventures, Cuban Trained Doctors

Planet of the Humans on Nature Bats Last

Jeff Gibbs, the director of Planet of The Humans was the guest on the July episode of Nature Bats Last.  The episode is embedded here: “Statement from Director Jeff Gibbs On The Censorship Campaign Against “Planet of the Humans” May

Posted in Jeff Gibbs, Michael Moore, Nature Bats Last, Professor Guy McPherson, Sid Smith

Professor Corey Bradshaw explains the unfolding “Extinction Cascades” on Nature Bats Last.

Professor Corey Bradshaw from Flinders University was this months guest on Nature Bats Last. The audio of the episode is embedded here: “Dr. Bradshaw is the Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology at Flinders University, where he directs the Global

Posted in Abrupt Climate Change, Corey Bradshaw, Extinction Cascades, Extinction Rebellion, Jeff Gibbs, Nature Bats Last, Professor Guy McPherson, Professor Paul Ehrlich, The Great Barrier Reef

We’re actually heading for a 10C global mean temperature increase in the coming decade or two. Probably much sooner.

“John Doyle is a long time EU staffer stationed in Brussels. Stuart Scott was asked to make a ‘reality-check’ presentation to UN aid agencies with responsibility ( for) climate change in May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Here is John’s ‘catastrophe-check’

Posted in Early Stage Runaway, John Doyle, Rapid Climate Change, Robert Hunziker
Kevin Hester

Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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