Are you Climate Curious? If you care about the world, but find the current conversation about climate change confusing, scary or boring – then this might be the podcast for you. Join TEDxLondon and co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst as we lift the lid on the climate emergency by speaking to the world’s leading and most relatable climate pioneers. Find out why cities are key to the climate fight, why we need to tackle systemic problems (and not just plastic straws), and why we’re all a bit crap at sustainability.
Climate Quickie: How do you photograph air pollution?
Photos can convey a message in an instant. But how do you photograph something which day-to-day is invisible to see: air pollution? A new stunning collection of photography on air pollution is compelling action on climate change. From the bustling streets of Indonesia to the industrial heartlands of Poland, these photos capture the stark effects of dirty air on the communities hit hardest, as well as spotlighting solutions already making a difference to people. Climate Curious speaks to Alastair Johnstone from Climate Outreach to discuss why the ways we visualise climate issues really matters.
Climate Quickie: Live, love, laugh climate change?
We’re all living through climate change. So who says we can’t laugh through it, too? Humour is one of the healthiest ways to process the collective tragedy of the pollution of our planet, says the comedian-in-residence at Generation180 and co-creator of the Climate Comedy Cohort, Esteban Gast, on Climate Curious. In conversation with Ben Hurst and Maryam Pasha, Esteban shares some climate jokes live from the comedy stage, plus how he’s building a climate comedy movement to get more climate plots into funny storytelling.
Is there anything funny about climate change?
Short answer: no. Long answer: maybe? Humour is one of the healthiest ways to process the collective tragedy of the pollution of our planet, says the comedian-in-residence at Generation180 and co-creator of the Climate Comedy Cohort, Esteban Gast, on Climate Curious. In conversation with Ben Hurst and Maryam Pasha, Esteban shares how he’s building a climate comedy movement to get more humour into storytelling about what’s going on with our polluted planet.
Climate Quickie: The furry creature breathing life back into London’s wetlands
Beavers are back in London, baby! Climate Curious speaks to vet and conservationist Sean McCormack about the Ealing Beaver Project – which has seen beavers reintroduced into the wild in London after a 400 year hiatus. Tune in to learn about how these furry (but mighty!) ecosystem engineers have already made a positive climate impact in London, and around the world.
BOSS Series: How solar distillation farms are improving Pacific Islanders’ water security
Reliable, clean water is an essential part of life. But what would you do if your community was hit by a storm, damaging essential infrastructure? Or shifting rainfall patterns or longer droughts meant water was more scarce? That’s why Pacific Islanders in Tuvalu are trialling solar distillation farms that can produce 75 litres of drinking water per day, as well as tackling water storage at the household level. Climate Curious speaks with Engineers Without Borders New Zealand’s Emma Coombe in Tuvalu. The learning? The more storage, the better!
BOSS Series: How super corals have potential to revive coral reefs
Surprisingly hardy corals called “super corals” show great promise in helping communities in the Pacific Islands rebuild coral reefs, says Dr. Austin Bowden-Kerby, a Fijian marine biologist. Super corals are able to withstand much hotter water temperatures, and some can even survive in water up to 35 degrees celsius! Meaning they are much more resilient to the effects of climate change and a warming planet than corals on regular reefs. Climate Curious speaks to Austin to hear about how Pacific Island communities are uniting to save local coral habitats by planting bleaching resistant corals, as part of a highly promising, super coral gardening program!
Very helpful! I loved it - becoming more aware of the world
Thought provoking podcast!
Such a different and interesting views on all things climate related, a must listen!!
Honest and interesting conversations about important issues!
Great podcast - the hosts do a really good job of keeping the conversations down to earth and accessible and the guest are well selected and super engaged in the material. A refreshing take on the climate crisis! Highly recommend!