In this final Sustainability in Alentejo episode, I speak with João Barroso, manager of the Wines of Alentejo Sustainability Programme (WASP). We discuss how the programme evolved from a need to respond to worsening climatic… Read More »Ep. 08: Creating a Sustainable Wine Region – João Barroso
Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE, Director of the Centre for Climate Repair in Cambridge, discusses new research to build resilient and scaleable kelp growing platforms, asking the key question: can kelp forests capture and store a… Read More »Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE – Can Kelp Forests Capture a billion tonnes of carbon?
In this episode, I am speaking with Luis Patrão, director of enology and viticulture at Coelheiros, a stunning 800 hectare, historic estate, north of Evora, in the centre of Alentejo. When I visited the estate,… Read More »Ep. 07: Regenerative, Resilient, Balanced – Luis Patrão at Herdade de Coelheiros
In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking to Dr Levke Caesar about the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC, about what would happen if this vital piece of the climate system either slowed dramatically or… Read More »The AMOC – Is a shut down faster than models forecast? Dr Levke Caeser.
In this interview with climate and wine scientist, Professor Kimberly Nicholas, we discuss the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to scale up mitigation and adaptation in the wine industry and beyond to… Read More »EP. 06: Prof. Kimberly Nicholas, “Working with Nature” – Sustainability In Alentejo Series
In this episode of Sustainability in Alentejo Wine Series, I am speaking with João Roquette, CEO and Chairman of the Esporão group about the company’s transformation to organic and resilient production. Esporão is one of… Read More »Ep 5: Alentejo Wine Series Herdade do Esporão, João Roquette – Leaders in Sustainability
… the situation is a little bit frightening! Kelly Wanser, Silver Lining Institute: climate modelling, interventions, and unlocking global south talent “quickly”
In this ClimateGenn episode, I speak to Silver Lining Institute Executive Director, Kelly Wanser about the urgent need to invest billions of dollars into expanding our global coverage of climate modelling capacity. The worsening risks… Read More »… the situation is a little bit frightening! Kelly Wanser, Silver Lining Institute: climate modelling, interventions, and unlocking global south talent “quickly”
With the climate continuing to change and severe weather events becoming more frequent and more severe, there needs to be increased focus on addressing the root cause of these changes – emissions of greenhouse gases.… Read More »Addressing 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment
During my trip across Alentejo, it was a pleasure to visit the cooperative Adega de Borba. Winemaking in and around Borba has a long pedigree and is even mentioned in ‘Murray’s handbook to Travels in… Read More »Ep. 4 – Adega De Borba, Sustainability = Survivability of Communities, Helena Ferreira
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… Read More »Maladaptation | Dr Lisa Schipper | The Perils of Bad Climate Adaptation
Researchers call for a new “Climate Endgame” agenda and say far too little work has gone into understanding the mechanisms by which rising temperatures might pose a “catastrophic” risk to society and humanity: For instance,… Read More »Considering catastrophe: high-impact, low-probability climate scenarios “dangerously underexplored”
In this Alentejo Wines episode, I am speaking to Iain Richardson, from the wine estate, Mouchão. Mouchão is a great example of an integrated estate in Alentejo where different flora and fauna are interwoven to… Read More »Ep 3: Herdade de Mouchão, Biodiversity, Terroir, A Scorching Climate & Struggle for Sustainability
In this ClimateGenn episode I speak with Lieutenant General Norman Seip, the President of the American Security Project, about the urgency for the US Senate to stop playing dice with the global climate and vote… Read More »Lieutenant General Norman Seip – Is US Congress A Global Climate Security Threat?
SPEAKERS Nick Breeze, Dr Greg V Jones Nick Breeze In the second episode of the Alentejo climate and sustainability series, I’m speaking with winemaker and climate scientist Dr. Greg Jones, who has co authored… Read More »Ep 2 – Dr Gregory V Jones – Wines And Climate Science
In this ClimateGenn episode, I speak with Fossil Free London activist Nuri Syed Corser about their focussed activism targeting the biggest polluters operating in the UK’s capital. At a time when the UK is reeling… Read More »Exposing London’s Dirty Business – Fossil Free London
SPEAKERS João Barroso – WASP, João Roquette – Esporão, Iain Richardson – Mouchão, Nick Breeze, Dr Greg V Jones, Professor Kimberly Nicholas, Luis Patrão – Coelheiros, Mafalda Vasquez – Grous, Helena Ferreira – Adega de… Read More »Ep 1: Sustainability & Wine in Alentejo – introduction
Why are climate scientists getting arrested? Dr Stuart Capstick discusses the upside & downside of direct action.￼
In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking to climate psychologist and Deputy Director and theme lead for the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation (CAST Centre) Dr Stuart Capstick from Cardiff University about why scientists… Read More »Why are climate scientists getting arrested? Dr Stuart Capstick discusses the upside & downside of direct action.￼
Heatwaves over Europe have increased three to four times faster than in the rest of the northern mid-latitudes like the US or Canada, a new study finds. An international team of scientists looked at observational… Read More »Increase in western Europe heatwaves linked to changes in jet stream