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.
Weather extremes can cause economic ripples along our supply chains. If they occur at roughly the same time the ripples start interacting and can amplify even if they occur at completely different places around the… Read More »The Ripple Factor: Economic losses from weather extremes can amplify each other across the world
Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro accused of crimes against humanity at International Criminal Court (ICC)
Complementing existing ICC complaints, the Communication adds a new international dimension Submitting party “AllRise” relies on existing legal framework to aim at setting a precedent ending impunity for environmental destruction Oct. 12, 2021 – AllRise accuses President… Read More »Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro accused of crimes against humanity at International Criminal Court (ICC)
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
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 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
The major Atlantic ocean current, to which also the Gulf stream belongs, may have been losing stability in the course of the last century. This is shown in a new study published in Nature Climate… Read More »Is AMOC, a major Atlantic ocean current system approaching a critical threshold?
Challenge for society Globally, buildings are responsible for approximately 30% of all energy use. Some of that energy is going to be provided by electricity that comes from wind turbines which do not have any… Read More »Building Infrastructure Challenges | Getting Beyond Net Zero
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
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
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Adrian Tait, co-founder of the Climate Psychology Alliance about his contribution to the new Deep Adaptation book. This newly published volume edited by and… Read More »Facing The Future | Climate Psychology + Deep Adaptation
The level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is too high; we are currently at over 500ppm CO2e. Worse still, global emissions continue apace. This is in part due to the inertia in our societies… Read More »Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) at scale is complex but necessary
With feedbacks from thawing permafrost and other sources on the rise, Sir David King discusses how close are we to the point where these sources of greenhouse gases outpace our own efforts to reduce atmospheric… Read More »Are accelerating impacts at risk of outpacing action?
In this episode, I speak to the philosopher, Martin Bunzl, about his new book, Thinking While Walking, Reflections on the Pacific Crest Trail. Martin is professor of philosphy emeritus at Rutgers University in the US.… Read More »Martin Bunzl | Thinking While Walking | Are we delusional about our perception of nature?