The level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is too high; we are currently at over 500ppm CO2e. Worse still, global emissions continue apace. This is in part due to the inertia in our societies… Read More »Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) at scale is complex but necessary
In this episode, I speak to the philosopher, Martin Bunzl, about his new book, Thinking While Walking, Reflections on the Pacific Crest Trail. Martin is professor of philosphy emeritus at Rutgers University in the US.… Read More »Martin Bunzl | Thinking While Walking | Are we delusional about our perception of nature?
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Gold Standard CEO, Margaret Kim. Gold Standard sets the standard for climate positive implementation of a wide range of global-scale projects. The global push… Read More »Measuring Impact; don’t know? Don’t care! Margaret Kim, CEO, Gold Standard
This episode features an interview with former Pakistani Defence Minister General Ghazi. I recorded this at COP25 in Madrid and am replaying here because General Ghazi identifies with great clarity, a stage process that can… Read More »[Preventing Human Chaos] General Ghazi | Climate As A Driver Of Conflict
‘If you are in the 21st Century, I think you should only be allowed to call yourself a billionaire if you have actually absorbed a billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere!’
The global effort to create the world’s first Fusion reactor reaches 75% readiness at French laboratory
After a decade of design and fabrication, General Atomics is ready to ship the first module of the Central Solenoid, the world’s most powerful magnet. It will become a central component of ITER, a machine… Read More »The global effort to create the world’s first Fusion reactor reaches 75% readiness at French laboratory
In this episode of Shaping The Future I speak with author, Allison Cobb, about her new book titled ‘Plastic – An Autobiography’. With poetic sensitivity, Allison explores the complexity of how plastic has become part… Read More »‘Plastic – An Autobiography’ – Allison Cobb’s poetic journey into the personal & ecological crisis
Under global warming, tipping elements in the Earth system can destabilize each other and eventually lead to climate domino collapse effects. The ice sheets on Greenland and West Antarctica are potential starting points for tipping… Read More »Tipping points can destabilize each other, leading to climate domino collapse effects
Russian Arctic Methane Releases & Subsea Permafrost Degradation | Professor Örjan Gustafsson (Part 2)
In this second episode of the methane miniseries, I speak to Professor Orjan Gustafsson from Stockholm University about his team’s ongoing collaboration with the Russian research team, led by Professor Igor Semiletov, investigating the Siberian… Read More »Russian Arctic Methane Releases & Subsea Permafrost Degradation | Professor Örjan Gustafsson (Part 2)
Scientists have detected new early-warning signals indicating that the central-western part of the Greenland Ice Sheet may undergo a critical transition relatively soon. Because of rising temperatures, a new study by researchers from Germany and Norway shows,… Read More »Parts of Greenland may be on the verge of tipping: new early-warning signals detected
An estimated 50-100 billion tonnes of carbon has been lost from our soils since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Wine industry luminaries are now looking to start putting it back by using regenerative farming… Read More »Wine industry leaders join the global ‘Race To Zero’ effort with Regenerative Viticulture Drive
In this episode of Shaping The Future I am speaking with Glaciologist, Dr Heidi Sevestre, about the changing state of the Arctic, the outlook for the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, of which Heidi… Read More »Heidi Sevestre | Arctic Permafrost threshold
Of the over 400 climate scenarios assessed in the 1.5°C report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), only around 50 scenarios avoid significantly overshooting 1.5°C. Of those only around 20 make realistic assumptions… Read More »Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C
This is the first in a miniseries discussing the ongoing work in the Russian Arctic talking to Dr Igor Semiletov, one of the lead scientists who has been studying the region for over twenty years. … Read More »Destabilised subsea permafrost & methane release risk | Igor Semiletov
UN Secretary General states the dire climate situation we face sounding more like climate activist than politician.
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with the Director of Development and Communications at EarthLanka, Saffran Mihnar. Saffran is an advocate for climate solutions
Is net zero potentially worse than the threat of climate itself? Knorr thinks it could be.