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The Species Barrier #31 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up today we have more analysis on human civilization and the modern environmental movement from American anarchist and primitivist philosopher, author John Zerzan and Paul Kingsnorth writer and co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project.

Kevin White reflects on his recent West Midlands Vegan Festival event and activism in general. We are also joined by Jess Smith project officer at Lincolnshire county councils sustainability team she tells us about their score initiative to reduce energy usage in schools.

Also as human numbers have doubled other vertebrate animals have reduced by half, UK farm land has only 100 more harvests left, human overpopulation would survive wars, disasters and disease, American cold snap caused by climate change and how can grass feeding cattle be worse for the environment than the feed lot system?

JZ: I wanna be Green Anarchy

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Kingsnorth: A call to apathy and inaction? You moss be kidding!
The Species Barrier 31 Show Notes:

Lincoln's Environmental film schedule:

Carbon Conversations: http://carbonconversations.org/

Midland Vegan Campaigns: http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/festival/

Lakeside Ethical Treats: http://www.ethical-treats.co.uk/

SCoRE wins gold Apple award: http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/news/lincolnshire-sustainability-project-scores-national-award/124131.article

Non-human vertebrates  halved in the last 40 years:

Wars, Disasters and disease can't arrest overpopulation:

Arctic blast made mor elikely due to climate change: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/11/20/arctic-weather-climate.html
 Only 100 harvests remain in UK farm soil:

Paul Kingsnorth:  http://www.paulkingsnorth.net/

The Dark Mountain Project:  http://dark-mountain.net/

Should we seek to save industrial civilisation:  http://www.monbiot.com/2009/08/18/should-we-seek-to-save-industrial-civilisation/

John Zerzan: http://www.johnzerzan.net/

Anarchy Radio: http://www.johnzerzan.net/radio/

Fact Of The Day: 


The Species Barrier #30 Podcast & Show Notes

Episode 30... we continue our series of critiques of civilization with journalist and co-founder of the Dark Mountain project Paul Kingsnorth and prominent anarcho-primitivist John Zerzan.

Also the imminent collapse of civilization is in the media, contrary to earlier predictions the human population is set to hit 11 billion and beyond if left unchecked and George Monbiot, reflects on both the impossibility of growth and experts stating that humans drove ice age animal extinctions.

Paul Kingsnorth: Back against the wall but not apathetic

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John Zerzan: Going down fighting
 The Species Barrier 30 Show Notes:

 Lincoln's Environmental film schedule:

Roxy and her 11 puppies:  https://www.facebook.com/BINpuppies

Bird Walks at Hartsholme: http://www.visitlincolnshire.com/thedms.aspx?dms=3&feature=1000&venue=9320817

Population to hit 11 billion with 70% chance of rising:

We're nearing collapse: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/02/limits-to-growth-was-right-new-research-shows-were-nearing-collapse

Collapse is inevitable now 2015-2020: 


Noam Chomsky on the end of history: 

George Monbiot on the impossibility of growth: 

Paul Kingsnorth:  http://www.paulkingsnorth.net/

The Dark Mountain Project:  http://dark-mountain.net/

Should we seek to save industrial civilisation:  http://www.monbiot.com/2009/08/18/should-we-seek-to-save-industrial-civilisation/

Extinctions 1000-10,000 the standard rate: 

Humans have long history of causing extinctions:

Diminuitive monsters of destruction, is this all we are? 

John Zerzan: http://www.johnzerzan.net/

Anarchy Radio: http://www.johnzerzan.net/radio/

Fact Of The Day: http://bicycleuniverse.info/transpo/energy.html


The Species Barrier #29 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up today… we speak to Scott Shetler the vegan fitness trainer and author who tells us about his training, books and helping former guest Dead Prez’s Sticman meet his muscle gain goals. Gary Francione had some criticisms of the UK Vegan Society in his last discussion with us, he joins us to discuss their controversial new rebranding.

Ruth looks back on her Green Party political campaign and in the news the collapse of the Western Arctic ice sheet, record forest fires, Chris Packham stirs up controversy again and we look at the ecological threats behind the housing crisis; the selling off of allotments, the destruction of bird populations and more.

What Would Scott Shetler Do?

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The old logo: "Hippy" and "Niche?"

The Species Barrier 29 Show Notes:

Hartsholme Country Park: http://www.hartsholmecountrypark.com/

Housing Crisis: 

Allotments being sold off: 

 On the destruction of birds and their nests: 

Destruction of the West Antarctic ice sheet has begun: 

Scott Shetler: http://www.scottshetler.com/

NASA map of forest fires:  http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140512/nasa-forest-fires-world-map

Chris Packham interview:  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/20/chris-packham-cancer-charity-wildlife_n_5356799.html

The Abolitionist Approach: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/


The Species Barrier #28 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up today... Author and environmental activist Derrick Jensen joins us to discuss his thoughts on the urgent need to dismantle industrialised society. Guy McPherson Professor emeritus at The University of Arizona says it's too late for humans and that imminent extinction is assured, perhaps as soon as 2030. John Stewart who was ranked as the UK's #1 environmental activist in the Independent newspaper is back on the show. Last time he discussed the aviation industry, this time it is rapidly sprawling road networks.

Also NASA suggest industrial-civilisation may only have a few decades left, US scientists intervene on the urgent need to tackle human caused climate change, as the south-east braces itself for the construction of two new cities Jonathan Porrit warns that environmental groups have a problem with population, and as environmentalist Al Gore confirms he plans to eat "vegan" for life, meat and dairy are suggested to be as dangerous for human health as cigarettes. Fact of the day investigates how much soya is actually grown for human consumption.

Derrick and his Deep Green Sweater
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Near-Term Extinction: Nothing to smile about?

The Species Barrier 28 Show Notes:

CALF Sanctuary/Cafe Scarborough: http://www.calfsanctuary.com/

Chris Packham's Wild Night Out: http://www.chrispackham.co.uk/live/talks/chris-packhams-wild-night-out

Al Gore "vegan for life" 
Meat, dairy and cigarettes: 
NASA Report of Civilisation Collapse: 
Scientists Intervene on Climate Change: 
Guy McPherson's Nature Bats Last blog:  http://guymcpherson.com/

Jonathan Porritt on the population problem in environmental groups:
New city in Ebbsfleet
Profile on John Stewart: http://www.airportwatch.org.uk/?p=2244
Derrick Jensen website: http://www.derrickjensen.org/
Soya Fact of the day:



Locavegan: Lincolnshire-sourced vegan food

Our local Transition group recently organised a 50 Mile meal event. As per the title all ingredients were to be sourced from within a 50 mile radius. Depending on the farming methods used and the relative eco-footprint this can be highly beneficial as it reduces the "food miles" needed to get from farm to plate.

Obviously with 51% of greenhouse gas emissions coming from animal agriculture (The WorldWatch Institute on behalf of the World Bank) it can be said to be preferable to import plants, rather than consume local animal products. To read more from this peer reviewed study see: http://www.chompingclimatechange.org/

We offered Vegetable Stew and Broad Bean dip...

All vegetables were sourced from Eden Farms in Spilsby, Lincolnshire via our usual organic veg box scheme.  See their website: http://www.edenfarms.co.uk/

Hodmedods sell Lincolnshire grown broad beans and other UK grown beans, peas and even quinoa:  http://hodmedods.co.uk/

The Co-Op offer a Lincolnshire-sourced rapeseed oil: http://lincolnshire.coop/your-society/about-us/local-sourcing/love-local/heart-of-gold-rapeseed-oil.aspx

Herbs and spices were sourced from our local allotment/garden.

Vegetable Stew:

Broad Beans
Golden Beetroot
Rapeseed Oil

1. Fry onions, garlic and leeks until translucent.

2. Add vegetables, broad beans and then boil until ready. Add seasoning to taste.

Broad Bean Dip:

Broad Beans
Rapeseed Oil

1. Cook broad beans.
2. Put ingredients in a food processor and blend.


The Species Barrier #27 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up today... UFC fighter Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres on his plant-based diet, a husky-voiced B̶a̶r̶r̶y̶ ̶W̶h̶i̶t̶e̶ Roger Yates on the latest animal rights news and Geoff Stratford expresses his concerns over local motorway expansion and tells us the latest news from Transition Lincoln.

In the news, it's floods, floods and more floods, the MET office says climate change is almost certainly to blame but is dredging any kind of solution? As proposals to put a skatepark on a wildlife site go ahead the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust objects and Dr Robert Goodland co-author of World Bank's Livestock and Climate Change report is dead.

Alex Caceres is... Bruce Leeroy!

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Crooner: Roger Yates shows off his dulcet Barry Tones

The Species Barrier 27 Show Notes:

Preventing Unwanted Pets Lincoln: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Preventing-Unwanted-Pets-Lincoln/132588280282068

Happy Pickles Pet Services Lincoln: https://www.facebook.com/HappyPicklesPetServices

LWT obects to skate park plans: http://savehobblershole.com/wildlife-trust-object-to-skate-park-plans/

Climate Change almost certain to blame for UK storms:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26084625

Dredging rivers will make flooding worse: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/30/dredging-rivers-floods-somerset-levels-david-cameron-farmers

Transition Lincoln:  http://transitionlincoln.org.uk/

Alex Caceres UFC Fighter Profile: http://www.ufc.com/fighter/alex-Caceres

Earth Ships: http://earthship.com/

2014 the year vegans become mainstream? http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/no-meat-no-dairy-no-problem-is-2014-the-year-vegans-become-mainstream-9032064.html

Brownfield Fact Of The Day: http://www.buglife.org.uk/campaigns-and-our-work/habitat-projects/brownfields