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Interviews with environmental / climate change experts discussing the choices we collectively face in determining what future we will shape for ourselves, future generations, and all other life within the biosphere. The podcast is produced by Nick Breeze - find out more at https://genn.cc + https://patreon.com/genncc Please subscribe to the podcast. Thank you, Nick Breeze ClimateGenn
 
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The current heatwave in India and Pakistan sets the scene for this ClimateGenn episode, speaking with Climate Crisis Advisory Group Chair, Professor Sir David King about their new report on what we must do to have the best chance of averting climate and ecological collapse. [Support this work and listen/watch episodes early by backing on Patreon: h…
 
In this ClimateGenn episode I speak with Dr Delton Chen, the originator of the ‘Chen Paper’ concept made famous by Kim Stanley Robinson in his book, Ministry For The Future. Delton is an engineer by training but has take almost a decade out to study economics to see if his Carbon Reward Coin concept, the idea of a reward for mitigating carbon, coul…
 
In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking with Dr Paul Behrens about how the global food system is vulnerable to the domino effects that arise from conflict, climate impacts and other pressures. Please support this channel via Patreon: https://patreon.com/genncc or follow via: https://genn.cc Over 70% of land use on the planet is given over to ani…
 
In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking to authors, podcasters, and activists, Sam Moore and Alex Roberts whose recently published book, The Rise Of Ecofascism, explores the characteristics of past, present, and potentially future ‘ecofascism’. The risks posed to society from extreme politics on the right and the left has been rising in recent y…
 
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. [Please support httpss://genn.cc via https://patreon.com/genncc We also discuss IPCC forecasts, political…
 
In this ClimateGenn special episode, I publishing my first interview with Dr Jim Hansen who was at the time Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. This was recorded in 2012 at the European Geophysical Union, the annual conference that takes place every year in Vienna. Please support at https://patreon.com/genncc or follow on https:…
 
In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking with Eden Project founder, Sir Tim Smit about the stories that need to be told to create the future we want to have. Please consider supporting this work via a small subscription via https://patreon.com/genncc Sir Tim sees the now as a moment of great revolution that is emerging from what he calls the new …
 
In this episode of ClimateGenn I am speaking with Dr Minnie Go about her recent book ‘Rethinking Community Resilience’ looking in detail at how the city of New Orleans emerged from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. Support ClimateGenn on Patreon: https://patreon.com/genncc and visit our website at https://genn.cc Minnie’s work looks at how the …
 
In this episode of ClimateGenn I am speaking to Dr Paul Behrens about the complexity of population, consumption and climate change. Support this channel on Patreon: https://patreon.com/genncc (website: https://genn.cc) In his book, ‘The Best of Times, The Worst of Times’ Paul addresses population, presenting both a pessimistic potential outcome, an…
 
Please do subscribe on https://genn.cc and be sure to comment or send me your feedback by email. You can also support this series via https://patreon.com/genncc. In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking to author and chief scientist at the Nature Conservancy, Professor Katharine Hayhoe about how her recent book ‘Saving Us’ addresses issues relati…
 
In this ClimateGenn episode, I speak to Dr Ye Tao at Harvard University who is head of the Mirrors for Earth Energy Rebalancing (MEER). You can follow/support/get in touch via https://genn.cc + back via https://patreon.com/genncc Addressing climate threats With global agriculture across the world at high risk from rising temperatures and associated…
 
In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking Dr Tero Mustonen who is based within the Arctic Circle about the enormous changes happening there today and that are going to cascade across the globe impacting every one of us. Follow and support at: https://genn.cc and https://patreon.com/genncc Tero works with indigenous peoples inside the Arctic Circle…
 
In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking with author Tom Rosenstiel about his new political thriller, The Days To Come. Tom has switched hats from journalist to fiction writer, possessing a depth of insight into how both disciplines interact with the public and our experience of reality? Please visit https://genn.cc for series information, or htt…
 
In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking to professor Peter Wadhams from the University of Cambridge about his recent research for a book he is writing on the viability of greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere. Subscribe at https://Patreon.com/genncc Visit https://genn.cc for more information. Some of these proposals are also referred to as …
 
Political elites in the UK have never looked more out of touch than they do today. Despite this, in Scotland, we see a Climate Citizens Assembly that is working with experts to come up with ideas for achieving a lower carbon, cleaner and fairer society. back my work and access more content at https://patreon.com/genncc and https://genn.cc In this e…
 
In this ClimateGenn podcast episode, I am speaking to Dr Saleemul Huq about the true outcome of COP26 highlighting how the UK Presidency abandoned the world's most vulnerable nations in order to tow the line of the USA. Follow on https://genn.cc | Become a Patron at https://patreon.com/genncc Saleem also makes it clear that 1.1ºC, where we are toda…
 
In this episode, recorded in Glasgow, I speak to Dr Paul Behrens from Leiden University about how, regardless of what choices we make, humanity is now committed to passing through the eye of the metaphorical needle. What we can expect on the other side may well be in our gift to decide but with each strike of the clock, the forecasts for humanity g…
 
In this special podcast edition, I have combined the two interviews with Sir David King and Professor Kevin Anderson to create a wrap-up commentary on the COP that I think is insightful and multifaceted. https://patreon.com/genncc | https://genn.cc | genn.cc/yt Both interviewees come with a wealth of insight and experience and whether you agree or …
 
Welcome to the shortened edit of the Adaptation panel that I moderated during COP26 in Glasgow with Pooran Desai. Main links: gene.cc + patron.com/genncc + https://www.youtube.com/c/NickBreeze/videos On the panel we had Professor Alice Hill and Professor Sir David King, as well Namibian ‘Fridays 4 Future’ Activist Jakapita Kandanga, as well as Prof…
 
After filming the Greenland interview on the Denamrk pavilion in the Blue Zone at COP26, we recorded this short segment on Jason's view on how Denmark, his adopted country, is doing on their climate pledges. Follow my work in more detail at https://genn.cc or support my work (and stay up to date on https://patron.com/genncc…
 
In this miniseries of podcasts, I am uploading a selection of the recordings that I took from COP26 starting with this one with 3 ice scientists, Professor Jonathan Bamber, Professor Jason Box, and Professor Matthias Huss. LINKS: https://genn.cc | Patreon for support: https://patreon.com/genncc | Twitter: @ClimateGenn + @NickGBreeze The Cryosphere …
 
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 of foreboding from people who have followed these negotiations for many years. Contents: 00:00 Intro by Nick Breeze 01:00 John Kerry speaking to…
 
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 down. Links: Live Event 8 Nov '21 in Glasgow https://youtu.be/ItixWfasssk - Patreon: https://patreon.com/genncc My site: https://genn.cc Here we discuss the role…
 
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 policymakers is far short of what the science tells us is needed to stabilise the global climate. Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, where the accelerating decl…
 
Support channel on: https://patreon.com/genncc or visit: https://genn.cc 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 have been from places like Saleem's own country,…
 
Support this Podcast via Patreon: https://patreon.com/genncc or visit main site at https://genn.cc Support the work of the World Food Programme on the ground: click here In this special episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Menghestab Haile, Regional Director for the World Food Programme in Southern Africa, In particular, we are discuss…
 
Please visit https://genn.cc for more content or support my work via https://patreon.com/genncc 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, working on climate change and pandemic prepar…
 
Visit: https://genn.cc for more information or https://patreon.com/genncc Contents with Timestamps Hybrid Warfare 01:35 Resilience targeting 4:35 Politics, economics and fossil fuel interests 5:30 Sources of disinformation are a national security threat 8:00 Cyber Aggression 9:00 Climate migrants and nationalist politics 10:30 Tackling societal bre…
 
Back on Patreon: https://patreon.com/genncc Visit website: https://genn.cc Centre for Climate Repair: https://www.climaterepair.eng.cam.ac.uk/ 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 pot…
 
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 agility to the real-time climate crisis. The first report is linked in the notes and focuses on the Arctic as a key regulator of global climate s…
 
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. Links to buy Deep Adaption: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Adaptation-Navigating-Realities-Climate/dp/1509546847 Support this channel: https://patreon.com/genncc Cambridge Climate …
 
In this episode, I speak to the philosopher, Martin Bunzl, about his new book, Thinking While Walking, Reflections on the Pacific Crest Trail. As Martin traverses the 2650 mile trail from the Mexican-US border to the US-Canada border, questions emerge around our own relationship with what we call the natural world. If humanity has curated the lands…
 
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Gold Standard CEO, Margaret Kim. Gold Standard sets the standard for climate positive implementation of a wide range of global-scale projects. The global push to eradicate emissions means that activities and processes must be credible and effective if they are to build trust that we are on t…
 
Support this channel via https://genn.cc or https:patreon.com/genncc 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 lead a nation or region into conflict. General Ghazi also…
 
View more at https://genn.cc Back this channel at https://patreon.com/genncc In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with French philosopher Mark Alizart about his new book The Climate Coup. The Climate Coup makes for fascinating reading as Mark identifies the forces of financial and self-interest who are either actively profiting or s…
 
In this episode of Shaping The Future. Am speaking with Christian Kroll, founder, and CEO of Ecosia, the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine that actually uses profits to plant trees. Christian has built a true 21st-century enterprise that sees profit in terms of how much carbon they can lock up while respecting privacy and paying taxes. T…
 
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I speak with the author, Allison Cobb, about her new book titled ‘Plastic - An Autobiography’. With poetic sensitivity, Allison explores the complexity of how plastic has become part of our lives and how this material, that can endure for generations, has been wilfully categorised as a ‘single use’ disposable …
 
In this second episode of the methane miniseries, I speak to Professor Orjan Gustafsson from Stockholm University about his team's ongoing collaboration with the Russian research team, led by Professor Igor Semiletov, investigating the Siberian Arctic. Orjan has published over 80 research papers jointly with his Russian colleagues on their findings…
 
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Glaciologist, Dr Heidi Sevestre, about the changing state of the Arctic, the outlook for the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, of which Heidi herself is an advisor, and how thawing permafrost could be past the threshold of irreversibility. Heidi combines the spirit of the modern po…
 
This can also be seen as a video edit with previously unseen footage from the last voyage in late 2020: https://youtu.be/lGgcUSJbAqE The transcript will also be posted on https://genn.cc and https://climateseries.com/climate-change-podcast This is part 1 in series of three posts on methane releases from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf recorded in 20…
 
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with the Director of Development and Communications at EarthLanka, Saffran Mihnar. Saffran is an advocate for climate solutions focused on communication, campaigning, and policy negotiations. In this discussion, we discuss the struggles ahead for any journey towards zero or even net emissions. Th…
 
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am talking to DR Wolfgang Knorr - a climate scientist with over 25 years working for many agencies and laboratories around the world. Currently, Wolfgang is a Senior Research Scientist at Lund University measuring CO2 fluxes from terrestrial vegetation and human activities among other things. This conversati…
 
Welcome to Shaping The Future - in this special Earth Day Episode I am discussing the exciting prospect of how we can turn the global agricultural large-scale carbon source into a potential carbon sink. This would mean bringing back our soils that have lost an estimated 50 billion tonnes of carbon since the beginning of the industrial revolution. A…
 
Welcome to Shaping The Future. In this episode, I am speaking with Dr Sebastian Rosier about his work studying the tipping points in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. Antarctica is of course absolutely huge and the Pine Island Glacier is just one part of it. If Pine Island collapsed into the ocean it would raise sea-levels by several metres which w…
 
This was recorded as a collaboration between my podcast Shaping The Future, Cambridge Zero and the Cambridge Festival. Below is more information. Includes excerpt with Dr Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury, on his thoughts on geoengineering research. New Patreon Page: You can now support this channel via Patreon: https://www.patreon.co…
 
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to philosopher, author and climate activist Professor Rupert Read. Rupert has organised the ‘Philosophy Public Lecture Series 2021: Bad News is Good News? The Upside of Down’ The series seeks to ask if there is any silver lining from the tragedy of Covid and what can be learned in the context of …
 
In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to climate scientist Professor James Renwick, about the scale of the risks posed by the melting of the East and West Antarctic ice sheets due to human emissions from our relentless burning of fossil fuels. Sea-level rise is the most obvious impact that will destroy cities around the world but the…
 
Welcome to Shaping Te Future - in this episode, I am talking with Saima Wazed who is one of the 25 experts advising the World Health Organisation’s panel on mental health and she is also the founder of the Not For Profit Shuchona Foundation. Recently Saima has also taken up the role of the Thematic Ambassador for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF),…
 
In this special inserted episode of Shaping The Future, we are discussing the 15th National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (or NOAA) Arctic Report Card that was published this week giving a detailed overview of how climate is changing the Arctic. Zack helps to break down the complexity of this annual report and highlights some of the major im…
 
In this episode of Shaping The Future, we discuss the abrupt cooling of the Arctic in the late summer months that is preventing the widely anticipated further collapse of summer sea ice, whilst intensifying heatwaves at lower latitudes. This new hypothesis was recently published by Professor Jennifer Francis from the Woodwell Climate Research Centr…
 
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