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David Spratt: Existential Risk Management

Nick Breeze

Nick Breeze

Climate journalist and host of the ClimateGenn podcast.

In this ClimateGenn episode I am speaking with Research Director of the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration in Melbourne, David Spratt, about assessing climate risk and why incremental tweaks to reduce emissions are failing us.

We also discuss IPCC forecasts, political failure, and how change is possible but it requires a huge mobilisation of resources, coupled with public and political participation and leadership of the Zelensky variety.

The clock is ticking, parts of the system are tipping, whether you call it: code-red, an emergency, or blah blah blah, no one is immune from the cascade of climate impacts that we will face if we continue to do nothing to avert the growing threat of climate change this decade and into the future.

Thanks for listening to ClimateGenn, especially at a time when there is so much violence and the threat of escalation of war.

The pain that this is causing so many is inextricably linked to corruption and fossil fuels that extend well beyond Putin’s regime. I would very much like to express solidarity with the Ukrainian people, as well as with Russians who are standing up to the regime.

2 thoughts on “David Spratt: Existential Risk Management”

  1. the IPCC and others are not upfront about whats happening and misleading in many areas because they are not independently funded and therefore not in control of the messaging. but even so the messaging is clear enough. the real bottleneck is control is in the majority shareholders who sit in the corporate board rooms – they decide. How about a few sharp interviews with them ?

    1. Hi Robert, I honestly don’t think they would give the interview. Some that I have met seem to think that the solutions can be bought and that the suffering is for the little people. Politicians are equally to blame due to the enormous void of leadership. Developments from here on in will be emergent as opposed to planned for. Lots more interviews in the pipeline and I will keep your thoughts in my mind.


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