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
Shaping The Future
In this episode, Dr Saleemul Huq declares COP26 “the most dishonest outcome that a COP presidency is responsible for. I hold the UK responsible for that dismal outcome.” Nick Breeze: In the wake of Glasgow… Read More »Dr Saleemul Huq Interview | “Vulnerable countries left Glasgow with tears in their eyes!”
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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
Greenland is beyond its threshold of viability and is highly responsive to anthropogenic warming. Here Professor Jason Box gives an in-depth explanation of the processes that are not currently in climate models that are leading… Read More »Professor Jason Box | Greenland today and [not for] tomorrow #COP26Glasgow
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
Professor Jonathan Bamber is a physicist with expertise in analysing Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets. Support my work: https://patreon.com/genncc or visit https://genn.cc for more info. In this interview, he discusses their vulnerability under different warming… Read More »Professor Jonathan Bamber | 2m sea-level rise leads to the breakdown of civilisation
A quick meet-up with prof. Katharine Hayhoe – here we gauge the mood of the COP, the mood on the streets, and whether the COP is full of little more than hot air or not.… Read More »Professor Katharine Hayhoe | This affects all of us #cop26glasgow
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
The Cryosphere Pavilion was one of the most interesting pavilions I came across at this COP, simply taking in the presentations of a group of superb scientists who are telling us very clearly that we… Read More »Can we save the European Alps snow cover? Matthias Huss, ETH Zurich
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?
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to professor Rupert Read on the eve of his trial that has since taken place resulting in a guilty verdict and a very modest fine handed… Read More »Professor Rupert Read | Denial On Trial and What To Do When The COP fails.
In the run-up to COP26, we face a new onslaught of mainstream media coverage of how this conference will decide the fate of humanity. The truth is that even the best outcome being sought by… Read More »Professor Kevin Anderson: “To hell in a hand cart”
Dr Saleemul Huq is a highly respected climate scientist from Bangladesh who has worked for decades to progress the safety of the most vulnerable people up the climate policymaking agenda. Traditionally the most vulnerable people… Read More »Dr Saleemul Huq | “We have crossed a climate threshold” | ADAPT NOW!
“…a crisis that should not happen!” Menghestab Haile, Regional Director, World Food Programme In this special episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Regional Director for the World Food Programme in Southern… Read More »Climate Famine In Southern Madagascar
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
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 the Director of the Centre for Climate Repair in Cambridge, Dr Shaun Fitzgerald about how buildings can be adapted for climate resilience and the… Read More »Centre For Climate Repair, Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE | Flipping buildings from carbon source to sink