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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 Curious TEDxLondon

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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.

    How a database is speeding up fossil fuel’s extinction

    How a database is speeding up fossil fuel’s extinction

    A ‘list to rule all lists’ is helping citizens and organisations hold polluters, governments and greenwashers accountable, says Carbon Tracker’s executive director Rob Schuwerk on TEDxLondon’s Climate Curious. Data, transparency, accountability – we’ve all heard the buzzwords – but this initiative actually gives us some serious teeth to cut through endless pledges, dreamy statements and downright greenwashing. Tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to learn why polluters like to keep people in the dark, how open-sourced data can help us hold harmful players to account, and why the end is in sight for fossil fuels. Bye bye big oil!

    • 27 min
    Climate Quickie: How to make eco dough

    Climate Quickie: How to make eco dough

    Dough, dosh, moolah: we all want it. But how can it benefit both our wallet, and the wider world? Here to share the answer is Anneka Deva, the lead at Money Movers. Tune in to learn how she’s helping create a movement of over 30,000 women to move 1 billion pounds for climate action.

    • 5 min
    Climate Quickie: Why climate change is a wicked problem

    Climate Quickie: Why climate change is a wicked problem

    Ever feel totally overwhelmed by the climate crisis, and like it’s too complicated an issue to solve? That’s because it’s a wicked problem: an interdependent problem that can feel impossible to solve. TEDxLondon's Climate Curious podcast catches up with neuroscientist specialising in polarisation, Dr. Kris De Meyer, about what a wicked problem is, and how it can make you feel like you can’t drive change, all in under 5-minutes!

    • 5 min
    Climate Quickie: How to be an intersectional environmentalist

    Climate Quickie: How to be an intersectional environmentalist

    Imagine a more equitable and diverse future, one in which both people and planet are thriving. That’s intersectional environmentalism! In this week’s Climate Quickie Leah Thomas the founder of Intersectional Environmentalist joins us to break down what the movement’s about, and how you can get involved, live from TED Countdown.

    • 4 min
    How the climate crisis drives child marriage

    How the climate crisis drives child marriage

    Current extreme weather events are contributing to higher prevalence of child marriage, says Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell, CEO of Girls Not Brides on the latest Climate Curious by TEDxLondon. Picture this – there’s a heatwave, followed by a drought, your cows have nothing to drink, your crops fail, you’ve got six mouths to feed, and no income. The only option to survive? Finding a husband for one of your daughters in exchange for a bride price. Tune in with co-hosts Ben Hurst and Daze Aghaji to learn why 12 million girls globally are married below the age of 18, how the three Cs – climate change, covid and conflict – are making the situation worse, and how education is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet for child marriage.

    • 35 min
    Climate Quickie: Why climate change is code red for girls

    Climate Quickie: Why climate change is code red for girls

    Climate change is increasing the incidence of child marriages, shares this week’s quickie expert Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell the CEO of Girls Not Brides. Tune in to discover how globally, every year, 12 million girls are married below the age of 18. That's one girl every three seconds. And why crop failure, drought and extreme weather is pushing families to look for income outside their natural resources.

    • 4 min

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45 Ratings

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Very helpful! I loved it - becoming more aware of the world

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Thought provoking podcast!

Such a different and interesting views on all things climate related, a must listen!!

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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!

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