Topic: Climate Change

[ Episode #65 // Restoring Function ]

A fundamental flaw in our economy drives the consumption of our ecosystems until they enter terminal dysfunction. This logical error has eroded numerous civilizations and landscapes. Can our species cooperate to restore large-scale degraded ecosystems across the planet before terminal collapse?

In Extraenvironmentalist #65 we speak with John D. Liu about his experience documenting the restoration of China's Loess Plateau from desert into functional ecosystem.  John describes how the project could be applied to desertifying land across the planet to sequester carbon while providing meaningful livelihoods for billions. Then, we share our thoughts on three years of Extraenvironmentalist podcasts before taking on RadioLab.

// News and Other Items Discussed

Green Gold on John D Liu.
Images of the Loess Plateau

Declaration of Interdependence

// Extended Clips (in order of appearance)

[Break] - 35m

Green Gold with John D Liu


Louis CK on Environmentalists

// Music (in Order of Appearance)

Active Child - She Cut Me via Earmilk
The M Machine - A King Alone (Robotaki Remix) via Daily Beat
The Royal Concept – On Our Way (Oliver Nelson Remix) via Starting to Feel It
MS MR - Think of You (RAC Remix) via Pigeons and Planes

// Production Credits

Our correspondent and editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel
Production Assistance via Simon JM

RadioJab - Voice Acting: Olga K, KMO, Glen G. and Jane R

This show was supported by donations from our generous listeners:

Linda in Canada
Simon in Norway
David in Boulder, Colorado
Robin in Vancouver, British Columbia
Josh in Raleigh, North Carolina
Bill and Cindy on Gabriola Island, British Columbia
Brandon in the Noosphere