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!
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 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
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
UN Secretary General states the dire climate situation we face sounding more like climate activist than politician.
The UK is readying itself for the presidency of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), to be held in Glasgow in November 2020. In the wake of the failure of COP25, a British presidency… Read More »The Journey To COP26 – Glasgow – Starts Now
The negotiators at this year’s COP25 in Madrid achieved nothing, despite warnings from many voices about the acceleration of the climate crisis. The UN climate negotiations in Madrid, COP25, have amounted to precious little. The extended talks… Read More »COP25 UN climate talks: ‘in moral terms… it’s evil!’
IPCC expert reviewer, Dr Peter Carter, is the Director of the Climate Emergency Institute based in Canada. Carter said: “What is happening to prevent these forest fires, droughts, severe storms, powerful hurricanes, floods? What is… Read More »Dr. Peter Carter: summarising the lack of “climate emergency” at #COP25
Greta Thunberg presented a panel of climate scientists at the COP. Here is an excerpt from esteemed scientists Professor William Moomaw: Watch the full session with all speakers here:
Leonie Bremer, 22, explains from COP25 how Fridays4Future is moving beyond holding signs to increase the pressure on every government on climate change. There’s a newly established dynamic at the UN climate negotiations. Back in… Read More »Fridays4Future: bolder than holding signs
The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface and are a major source of oxygen and carbon sink. This new study confirms that they are also in rapid decline as deoxygenation also means a dead… Read More »Professor Dan Daffoley – IUCN Deoxygenation of Oceans
Nick Breeze: There has been a drop in the rate of the rise of emissions. Should we interpret this as good news? Kelly Levin: The bottom line is that this is bad news because we… Read More »Is the COP process working? World Resources Institute decarbonisation specialist, Kelly Levin
The youth movement has become a key voice at COP25 as countries negotiate action. Thousands of youth strikers took to the streets around the world last week, from here in Madrid to parallel demonstrations in… Read More »Youth strikers march for climate justice
Greta Thunberg has announced at COP25 in Madrid that she realises she has a platform but that she will share it with the world’s most vulnerable people for whom climate change is a reality today.… Read More »Greta Thunberg Press Conference at the UN: I will share my platform