Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Climate Change (Methane)

New World Notes #592, 28:35 (July 9)
Broadcast quality MP3 (38 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

This week we'll hear another fine audiocollage by Chazk / Virtual Renderings. It's about climate change and ecological catastrophe. In several passages, veteran climate activist David Wasdell explains why global warming is getting worse at an increasingly faster rate. Disaster looms.

The prospect may be a real downer, but the program is a delight to listen to. Spun around Wasdell's spoken words are movie clips, songs, comedy routines, and whatnot from artists including Firesign Theater, George Carlin, Lee Camp, Al Gore (remember him?), Natalie Merchant, and several others.

Personal favorites in this installment:
  • at the beginning, Firesign Theater on How the West Was Won
  • the TV "weather girl" who goes ballistic (by the Canadian comedy group Deep Rogue Ram)
  • near the end, a haunting snippet of the song, "Frosty the Snowman," by Angela McCluskey
David Wasdell (2011)

Previously broadcast, as NWN #242, in October 2012. Fies downloaded from the links, above, may be identified as #212.

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