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  1. Can China Go Green? Part two

    The second part of Jonathon Porritt’s report from China, where, amidst the toxic power stations and burgeoning numbers of cars, he finds some extraordinary and pioneering green solutions.

    In two provocative and counter-intuitive programmes, Jonathon Porritt flies in the face of international protest and fear at what China is ‘doing’ to the world’s environment in order to properly explore what’s actually happening across the vast country. Although the Chinese are avid to grow their economy at all costs, Porritt is convinced that they are effectively leap-frogging the older industrial societies of Europe and America and bringing on real long term environmental solutions, sustainable power and eco design.

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  2. Can China Go Green? Part One

    Jonathon Porritt reports from China, where, amidst the toxic power stations and burgeoning numbers of cars, he finds some extraordinary and pioneering green solutions.

    In two provocative and counter-intuitive programmes, Jonathon Porritt flies in the face of international protest and fear at what China is ‘doing’ to the world’s environment in order to properly explore what’s actually happening across the vast country.

    Although the Chinese are avid to grow their economy at all costs, Porritt is convinced that they are effectively leap-frogging the older industrial societies of Europe and America and bringing on real long term environmental solutions, sustainable power and eco design.

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  3. The Perils Of Overfishing, Part 2

    This is the second segment of Fresh Air’s two-part interview with Daniel Pauly. The first part of the interview aired Nov. 2, 2009.

    Daniel Pauly, a professor at the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia, warns that the global fishing industry has drastically depleted the number of fish in the oceans.

    In an Oct. 7, 2009 article entitled "Aquacalypse Now: The End of Fish," published by The New Republic, Pauly writes that in the past 50 years "we have reduced the populations of large commercial fish, such as bluefin tuna, cod, and other favorites, by a staggering 90 percent."

    Pauly writes that as the declining fish populations will effect the larger ecosystem upon which all species — including humans — rely.

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  4. The Perils Of Overfishing, Part 1

    This is the first segment of Fresh Air’s two-part interview with Daniel Pauly. The second part of the interview airs Nov. 3, 2009.

    Daniel Pauly, a professor at the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia, warns that the global fishing industry has drastically depleted the number of fish in the oceans. In an Oct. 7, 2009 article entitled "Aquacalypse Now: The End of Fish," published by The New Republic, Pauly writes that in the past 50 years "we have reduced the populations of large commercial fish, such as bluefin tuna, cod, and other favorites, by a staggering 90 percent."

    Pauly says that as the fish populations decline, boats have begun to catch fish that weren’t considered before — sometimes renaming them to sound more appetizing. (Thus the "Patagonian toothfish" becomes the "Chilean seabass.")

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  5. Stewart Brand’s ‘Ecopragmatism’

    In the 1960s, Stewart Brand became one of the country’s first and most famous champions of a new ecological awareness. His Whole Earth Catalog spoke to a generation of hippies and back-to-nature commune dwellers.

    Now, at 70, Stewart Brand is calling on environmentalists to reframe their understanding of the problem — and solutions. It’s too late for back-to-nature, he says. Global warming is beyond that.

    To survive now, Brand says, we need nuclear power, genetic engineering, giant cities. We must manage nature or lose civilization.

    This hour, On Point: In the face of global warming, Stewart Brand redefines green.

    http://www.onpointradio.org/2009/10/stewart-brands-ecopragmatism

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