In this ClimateGenn episode, we are discussing the risk of maladaptation that can seriously undermine our efforts to tackle the climate challenges we know are coming towards us. Dr Lisa Schipper is an Environmental Social Science Research Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford whose work focuses on adaptation to climate change in developing countries, looking at factors that include gender, religion, and culture, to understand what drives vulnerability.
As vulnerability and suffering increase, it is critical we are able to engage as many people as possible to help shape the solutions that benefit us all and avoid critical errors that can have long lasting detrimental effects.
In the next episode, I am speaking with Kelly Wanser from the Silver Lining Institute in Washington about their work in trying to counter near-term Earth system destabilisation by a combination of advanced supercomputer situations and interventions that might include marine cloud brightening.
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Maladaptation is widespread in the coffee supply chain – of course one of the largest supply lines on the planet.
Climate change as you are aware is causing huge problems in the developing world, yet every supermarket, every university sells many many thousands of tonnes of coffee transported at its heaviest before roasting (in a supply line this huge that’s extra cargo ships) this coffee re crosses oceans (Germany alone re exports 356,000 tonnes yearly purely to maximize intermediate profits) then of course after leaving producers in the developing world with none of the profits from roasted coffee ($bns) we of course put millions of extra trucks on the roads between rich roasters in consumer countries and retailers (universities) etc etc. We of course label all these millions of tonnes as climate friendly and fair trade etc etc. We are now working with a UK sitting MP (John Penrose) to change all of this. If you’re interested firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.netzerocoffee.co.Uk – great podcast btw, keep up the good work.