April’s show focuses on the situation in California—the country’s most prosperous state—which is currently in the grips of an epic drought. The struggle over water rights in California is almost as old as the state itself but this unprecedented drought is creating new pressures that will ultimately define the future of California. This scenario is a case study for the new era of climate change-related crises, adaptations, and ultimately our survival.
In our business analysis segment, we discuss Shell’s risky gamble to buy BG Group. Hear Rinaldo’s take on this deal—he calls it “dinosaurs mating.” He also talks about the outlook for the 3D Printing sector why the pioneers in emerging industries are not always the biggest winners.
Our Economic Doomsday Clock ticks one minute closer to midnight, arriving at 11:51PM. A likely Greek Exit from the euro combined with bank exposure to the chaos, especially in Europe, makes international destabilization more likely than last month.