Welcome to the Ecomodernist Podcast Webpage. Ecomodernism is movement based upon the belief that economic and technological processes are central to economic modernization and environmental protection.We believe that it is not by our “return to nature” but rather through a withdrawal from nature and accelerated scientific advancement that is the only proven way to alleviate poverty, reverse our population growth, and enable a restoration of the ecosystems on our planet. While we support the aspirations of the environmental movement we reject the pseudo-science that has permeated environmentalism such as the opposition to nuclear power and GMOs which scientific consensus, based on many decades of data, have shown to be safe. We stand behind the conclusion of the many thousands of scientists and engineers in the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that nuclear power is indispensable in the fight against climate change and ocean acidification that is threatening life on this planet. We believe that traditional environmentalism has lost it’s way and we are committed to freeing it from it’s dogmas and bringing forth a new environmentalism that is more suited to the challenges of the 21st Century. This Page is only for those people who ascribe to the Ecomodernist Manifesto.
Six Degrees of Climate Emergency
Gabe and Rick converse with best selling author Mark Lynas about his most recent book, ‘Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency’. Mark Lynas is a visiting fellow at Cornell University, an author, journalist and environmental activist who focuses on climate change. He is a contributor to The Guardian, NY Times, Washington Post, and CNN. He is the author of several books on the environment, including High Tide, Six Degrees, The God Species, Nuclear 2.0 and Seeds of Science.
Space is Open for Business
Gabe Ignetti and Astrophysicist Dr. Al Scott interview Robert Jacobson on his new book "Space is Open for Business". Robert Jacobson is the co-founder of the Aerospace & Defense Forum, a global aerospace and defense leadership community of over 1500 executives and co-founding the 62MileClub and his new book provides a comprehensive overview of this spectacular industry, allowing everyone on Earth to understand the integral role space plays in our lives, how it will continue to transform the world.
War Against Science
Gabe & Rick converse with Dr. Massimo Pigliucci and Dr. Joseph Uscinski on their ongoing fight against psuedo-science and conspiracy theories. Dr. Uscinski is a professor at the University of Miami, and an author and frequent contributor to the Washington Post, Politico, Vox, Newsweek, and other publications. Dr. Pugliucci is a Professor of Philosophy at City College of New York. He is an outspoken critic of pseudoscience and an advocate for science education.
Road to Recovery: Overcoming Our Fossil Fuel Addiction
Gabe & Rick have a conversation with Dr. Stephen Boyd, Mike Conley, and Tim Maloney on how we overcome our Fossil Fuel addiction. Mike Conley and Tim Maloney are the co-authors of "Roadmap to Nowhere" and are collaborating with Dr. Boyd on a forthcoming book: "Fear of a Nuclear Planet". Dr. Stephen A. Boyd has worked extensively on international projects and done work on advanced energy systems, including next-generation nuclear reactor systems with space applications and high-temperature molten-salt processes.
Juice the Movie: An interview with Robert Bryce
Gabe Ignetti and Rick Maltese interview Robert Bryce on his new movie, "Juice, How Electricity Explains the World" which he wrote, produced and directed in coordination with Tyson Culver. Robert Bryce is an American author and journalist in Austin, Texas. His articles on energy, politics, and other topics have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Counterpunch, and National Review. His latest book is "A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations"
Ecomodernism: Technology, Politics and The Climate Crisis
Gabe Ignetti and Eric Schmitz interview Jonathon Symons on his new book, “Ecomodernism: Technology, Politics and The Climate Crisis”. Jonathan Symons offers a qualified defense of the Ecomodernist vision. Ecomodernism, he explains, is neither as radical or reactionary as its critics claim. Symons argues that states should defend against climate threats through transformative investments in technological innovation. A good Anthropocene is still possible – but only if we double down on science and humanism to push beyond the limits to growth.