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            Peter Ward

            Special Guest


            Peter Ward is Professor of Biology, a Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is Principal Investigator of the University of Washington node of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, which involves the leadership of over 25 scientists studying the probability of finding life beyond the Earth. He is also Senior Councilor of the Paleontological Society, and was awarded an Affiliate Professorship at the California Institute of Technology.



            Past Shows:

            Planetary Change/ Double Earths

            In the first half, author and biology professor discussed planetary issues including climate change, melting ice caps, dying oceans, and the impact of asteroids.

            In the latter half, electrical engineer spoke about his theory that the... More »

            Host: George Noory

            Extinctions & Evolution

            Biology professor discussed his recent work about why life on Earth had to have begun on Mars, as well as new data about evolutionary processes, and various extinction eras.

            First hour guest, Associate Editor at the , Scott Greer, offered... More »

            Host: George Noory

            Art Bell: Somewhere in Time

            Art Bell: Somewhere in Time returned to 5/2/01 when paleontologist and professor spoke about how climate change is not only real, but may result into the next ice age.

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            Host: Art Bell - Somewhere In Time

            Planetary Change

            Since his PhD in 1976, has published more than 140 scientific papers dealing with paleontological, zoological, and astronomical topics. He discussed the state of the planet including climate change, melting ice caps, asteroid impact, dying oceans and mass extinction.

            First hour guest, civilian... More »

            Host: George Noory

            Planetary Science / Vet Health Issues

            In the first half, Professor Peter Ward discussed his studies of planetary science, Earth, and its turbulent changes, as well as alien worlds. As sea level rises, this creates higher temperatures as the oceans expand.

            In the latter half of the show, nurse

            Host: George Noory

            Big Pharma Secrets

            Ian Punnett was joined by former pharmaceutical executive , who revealed the underhanded methods used by big pharma to get drugs approved and to rake in massive profits.

            In the first hour, professor of biology, Peter Ward, discussed the More »

            Host: Ian Punnett

            BP Oil Spill & Our Rising Seas

            Prof. Peter Ward () joined Ian Punnett for a discussion on how the BP oil spill in the Gulf will impact the delicate ecosystems of the world's oceans, and potentially trigger a series of events, including global sea level rise, that could devastate our planet

            ... More »

            Host: Ian Punnett

            Oil Spill & Energy Alternatives

            Professor of Biology, Peter Ward, and ecological biologist talked about the impact of BP's oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

            In the first hour, investigative journalist reported on the Times Square terrorist. Last hour... More »

            Host: George Noory

            Extinctions & Climate Change

            Live from Manila, Art Bell returned for a discussion with Prof. Peter Ward about his on mass extinctions and the self destructive nature of our planet, as well as the possibility for life in our solar system and beyond. Saturn's moon... More »

            Host: Art Bell

            Earth: Extinctions & Climate

            Appearing during the first three hours, Prof. Peter Ward, the author of Under a Green Sky, discussed his latest work on hydrogen sulfide extinctions, and how we are creating the circumstances for extinctions in the future. His research has connected past mass extinctions and global warming. Greenhouse gases and the melting of the ice-caps could create a dangerous situation where the ocean... More »

            Host: George Noory

            Greenhouse Extinctions

            Professor of Earth and Space Sciences and Astrobiologist for NASA, Peter Ward (Book Link) discussed his vision of the end of the world based on past mass extinctions.

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            Host: Art Bell

            Climate & Extinction

            Investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute, Prof. Peter Ward discussed his new book, Out of Thin Air, which shows how fluctuating oxygen levels have contributed to mass extinctions and evolutionary changes over millions of years.

            More »

            Host: Art Bell

            Searching for Alien Life

            Peter Ward, an investigator for the NASA Astrobiology Institute, discussed his new book Life as We Do Not Know It, which ponders the possible existence of alien life. Ward believes that scientists need to expand their classifications of what constitutes "life" and include such forms as viruses.

            More »

            Host: George Noory

            Extinctions & Climate Change

            Prof. Peter Ward, the author of Gorgon, shared his research into mass extinctions and climate change. A "Great Dying" took place 250 million years ago, he said, that was brought about by global warming. Volcanic events in Siberia added more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, making the temperature hotter but reducing the oxygen. The air became so thin during this time, that it... More »

            Host: Art Bell

            Rare Earth Hypothesis

            Paleontologist Peter Ward, the co-author of Rare Earth, discussed the hypothesis that complex life forms, such as our own, are relatively uncommon in the universe.

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            Host: Art Bell

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