Returning to Forthright Radio, award winning science journalist, broadcaster and author, Gaia Vince, has a new book out from Flatiron Press, NOMAD CENTURY: HOW CLIMATE MIGRATION WILL RESHAPE OUR WORLD.
We last spoke with her in 2020 when her book, TRANSCENDENCE: HOW HUMANS EVOLVED THROUGH FIRE, LANGUAGE, BEAUTY AND TIME, came out. That interview can be heard here: https://forthright.media/2020/04/01/gaia-vince-transcendence-how-humans-evolved-through-fire-language-beauty-time/
Her first book, Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made, won the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, making her the first woman to win that prize outright.
We spoke with her via Skype on August 22, 2022.
The original broadcast included audio excerpts from the 100th birthday programs honoring James Lovelock, whose Gaia Theory revolutionized the way we approach global crises. Links to the full programs can be found below.
Articles/videos pertinent or referred to in the program can be found here:
Does climate breakdown mean we’re doomed? No: if we’re brave, big change can happen fast https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/apr/11/climate-breakdown-climate-crisis-solutions-idea
Lovelock Centenary Panel 1: What can we learn from Gaia (towards Gaia 2.0) (Gaia Vince’s portion begins at 5:40) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUPJcXDVOgY
How to save humankind (according to James Lovelock) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuGj5n_vYz4
Song for Gaia Official – Plant for the Planet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLR–gK9-cQ
The century of climate migration: why we need to plan for the great upheaval https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/aug/18/century-climate-crisis-migration-why-we-need-plan-great-upheaval
Cloud Wars: Mideast Rivalries Rise Along a New Front https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/28/world/middleeast/cloud-seeding-mideast-water-emirates.html
Are 15-minute cities the future? https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/are-15-minute-cities-the-future/p0cqty38
The floods tell us the river is sick. We should listen to Indigenous knowledge to help Country heal https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/18/the-floods-tell-us-the-river-is-sick-we-should-listen-to-indigenous-knowledge-to-help-country-heal
Taking Action on Climate Change Requires Coming Together https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2022/08/11/climate-change-coming-together
‘Extreme Heat Belt’ Forming in U.S. South, Midwest, Report Says https://www.huffpost.com/entry/extreme-heat-belt-south-midwest_n_62fc9837e4b077bb77a6d886
China deploys cloud-seeding planes and cuts electricity use as record heatwave takes toll https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/18/china-deploys-cloud-seeding-planes-and-cuts-electricity-use-as-record-heatwave-takes-toll
Make it rain: US states embrace ‘cloud seeding’ to try to conquer drought https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/23/us-stated-cloud-seeding-weather-modification
Cloud spraying and hurricane slaying: how ocean geoengineering became the frontier of the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/23/cloud-spraying-and-hurricane-slaying-could-geoengineering-fix-the-climate-crisis
Tree loss due to fire is worst in far northern latitudes, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/17/tree-loss-due-to-fire-is-worst-in-far-northern-latitudes-data-shows
Weeks of heat above 100F will be the norm in much of US by 2053, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/15/extreme-heat-risk-temperatures-2053-study
Every Dollar Spent on This Technology Is a Waste https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/16/opinion/climate-inflation-reduction-act.html
Climate activists fill golf holes with cement after water ban exemption https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62532840
A majority of Americans see an ‘invasion’ at the southern border, NPR poll finds https://www.npr.org/2022/08/18/1117953720/a-majority-of-americans-see-an-invasion-at-the-southern-border-npr-poll-finds
US government diet guidelines ignores climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/26/usda-diet-guide-myplate-climate-crisis