Political elites in the UK have never looked more out of touch than they do today. Despite this, in Scotland, we see a Climate Citizens Assembly that is working with experts to come up with… Read More »How Scotland’s Climate Assembly informs policymaking & citizens alike
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Dr Paul Behrens has just published his book, ‘Best of Times, Worst of Times’ looking at different outcomes based on the choices humanity makes today. The sobering aspect is that even if we make the… Read More »Near term threats & societal risk as the Earth changes state | Dr Paul Behrens
How do we remove 30bn tonnes of CO2+CH4 per year? In this conversation, Honolulu’s Climate Commission Chair, Professor Chip Fletcher speaks to Professor Sir David King about the growing emissions gap, the double accounting of… Read More »Policy Gaps & Climate Repair | Sir David King & Professor Chip Fletcher
Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG) Chair, Professor Sir David King responds to questions about COP26 as the process shows signs of heavy criticism for unambitious progress, unfulfilled pledges and a growing concern from the public.… Read More »Sir David King | COP26 Update
This COP26 in Glasgow is the story of split perspectives, a greenwashing COP hell-bent on establishing a narrative of just-in-time, saviour pledges that we all sit back and hope come to pass, and another one… Read More »Hope, Anger & Finding A Better Future | Prof. Jason Box talks to Prof. Rupert Read
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am inside the COP attending talks and speaking mainly to scientists but also half-listening to the pledges and commitments being made. What is striking is the sense… Read More »Inside COP26Glasgow; is this the ambition needed to avert disaster?
Weather extremes can cause economic ripples along our supply chains. If they occur at roughly the same time the ripples start interacting and can amplify even if they occur at completely different places around the… Read More »The Ripple Factor: Economic losses from weather extremes can amplify each other across the world
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Alice Hill who was Special Assistant to President Obama at the White House and Senior Director for Resilience Policy at the National Security Council,… Read More »Alice Hill | Adaptation Critical To Our Global Climate Preparedness Strategy
Reducing emissions seems like the most obvious policy and yet it has met so much resistance, even as far back as the Rio Earth Summit nearly 30 years ago. This unwillingness to act has been… Read More »We need a UN Security Council on Climate Change
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to Global Security expert, Dr Chad Briggs at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Chad advises many global organisations on the intersection between climate change and… Read More »How Climate Change Intersects With Global Security | Dr Chad Briggs
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with former UK Government Chief Science Advisor, Sir David King. Sir David has recently set up the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG) to respond with… Read More »Sir David King Interview | Arctic Briefing | Climate Crisis Advisory Group
With feedbacks from thawing permafrost and other sources on the rise, Sir David King discusses how close are we to the point where these sources of greenhouse gases outpace our own efforts to reduce atmospheric… Read More »Are accelerating impacts at risk of outpacing action?
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
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
UN Secretary General states the dire climate situation we face sounding more like climate activist than politician.