EARTH: The Sunshade

EARTH: The Sunshade

By Rose Eveleth

We're back! Did you miss me? Don't answer that please. Today's episode kicks off Season FIVE of Flash Forward. This year, I'm doing things a little bit differently. Instead of doing a new episode every other week, you're getting little mini-seasons. Each little block of five episodes will come out weekly, and center around a theme. This week we're starting our EARTH series. Five episodes, five different future Earths. Buckle up, I hope you're ready for some fun. And some terror. This is Flash Forward after all.

Today we travel to a future where humanity decides to pull the climate emergency break, and spray sulphuric acid into the upper atmosphere.


Anthony Jones, climate model researcher at University of Exeter

Jane Flegal, climate science and policy advisor, program officer at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust

Kate Marvel, climate scientist at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Romaric Odoulami, climate scientist at the University of Cape Town

Prakash Kashwan, political scientist at the University of Connecticut 


The Snowglobe Narrator: Brent Rose

Lenny Haywood: Evan Johnson

Farah Mousterian: Zahra Noorbakhsh

John Jacob Siwa: Joseph Jones

Juana Aguilar: Tamara Krinsky

Thor Surtr: Oliver Blank

Special Thanks

Women's Audio Mission studios, Maryam Qudus, Stephanie Lopez

The Potluck Podcast Collective, The Potluck Podcast studio, Quincy Surasmith

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.

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