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A weekly podcast examining the issues at the heart of our changing climate. We'll talk to scientists and policymakers and we'll highlight how small changes can make a big difference as we look for solutions to the problems caused by climate change.

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A weekly podcast examining the issues at the heart of our changing climate. We'll talk to scientists and policymakers and we'll highlight how small changes can make a big difference as we look for solutions to the problems caused by climate change.

    The New Climate War - A conversation with Dr Michael E. Mann

    The New Climate War - A conversation with Dr Michael E. Mann

    On this special episode of ClimateCast, guest host Samantha Washington is joined by Dr Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, in the United States, to discuss his new book The New Climate War.

    Mann is one of the world’s most prominent climate scientists, who first shot to fame in the 1990s when he published possibly the most famous chart in all of climate science - now known as simply the hockey stick graph - which showed how burning fossil fuels and the resulting greenhouse gases, caused global temperatures to rise. Something most of us now take for granted.

    Sky News' Climate reporter Victoria Seabrook also joins Sam in the studio to discuss all of this week's climate headlines, including a damning report published by the Climate Change Committee which said the government is failing to ensure the UK can cope with climate change already happening, how the UK is using renewable energy from Norway which could power over one million British homes using the world's largest undersea electricity cable, and how extreme weather has caused a worrying shortage of chocolate, coffee and wine.

    • 26 min
    Can football tackle climate change?

    Can football tackle climate change?

    To kick off the Euros 2020 Championship, hosts Katerina Vittozzi and Sky Sports presenter David Garrido look at what role football can play in the fight against climate change.

    They speak to Tony Stevens, head of PR at Tottenham Hotspur, the premier league club which scored full points in the 2021 football sustainability league. He shares how Tottenham's stadium is one of the most sustainable in the world and how he hopes other clubs can follow the lead - so they can score the global goal of beating climate change.

    Plus climate advocate and Lewes player, Katie Rood, tells us how she combines the lifestyle of a footballer with that of a vegan environmentalist.

    And climate change reporter Victoria Seabrook has this week's climate headlines including what happened on World Oceans Day and what's on the table at the G7 summit in Cornwall.

    • 22 min
    Influencing change: Can social media help fight climate change?

    Influencing change: Can social media help fight climate change?

    Social media influencers are professionals at convincing their followers to buy the latest and trendiest products on the market. But what if influencers encouraged their followers to live sustainably?

    Will their audience listen? Does it stem from hypocrisy? And could they make a real difference?

    On this episode of Sky News ClimateCast hosts Anna Jones & Katerina Vittozzi speak to founder of the UK's leading influencer authority CORQ to discover what power a social media influencer has in the fight against climate change. Plus they speak to Love Island contestant Eyal Booker and Strictly Come Dancing pro Katya Jones about how they combine glitz and glamour with climate conscious to become eco-friendly influencers trying to educate their followers about the climate emergency.

    Plus, we'll have this week's headlines from Katerina who joins us live from Bangladesh where she's been speaking to COP26 President, Alok Sharma.

    • 25 min
    Climate lawfare: Fighting climate change in court

    Climate lawfare: Fighting climate change in court

    This week on Sky News Climatecast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi talk about climate lawfare. Using the courtroom as a weapon in the global fight against climate change.

    Climate litigation is a fairly new tool for tackling climate change. Activists and lawyers describe it as a last resort, yet it’s becoming an increasingly common practice.

    And the climate activists have had some important wins. This week saw two remarkable cases and we speak to the people at the heart of both.

    Firstly we speak to Peer de Rijk from Friends of the Earth in the Netherlands, who won their case against fossil fuel giant Shell in the Dutch courts, resulting in the court ruling that Shell must reduce their carbon emissions by 45% by 2030.

    We also talk to Anjali Sharma, a 17-year-old activist from Melbourne, Australia. At the start of the year, she - along with seven other teenagers and an 86-year-old nun - sued the Australian Environment minister in a bid to stop a coal mine expansion, arguing that the government had a duty of care to protect young people from the effects of climate change.

    And we get the views of Tessa Khan, human rights and climate lawyer who took on the Dutch government and won. She's also the co-founder of the Climate Litigation Network, so we ask her how these cases might shape the future of using climate lawfare to tackle the environmental crisis.

    • 25 min
    Can technology solve climate change?

    Can technology solve climate change?

    On this episode of Sky News ClimateCast hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi take a look into the future to find out if technology that doesn't even exist yet has the power to solve climate change.

    With global targets to reach net zero by 2050, technology is expected to carry a lot of the burden, but is relying on technology procrastinating action that needs to be taken now?

    Plus, they have the latest climate news making the headlines.

    Hosts: Anna Jones & Katerina Vittozzi
    Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Guests: Zeke Hausfather, Director of The Breakthrough Institute
    Dr Jack Stilgoe, Associate professor of science and technology, University College London
    Joycelyn Longdon, Founder ClimateInColour, PHD student applying Artificial Intelligence to climate change

    • 25 min
    Climate activism with Luisa Neubauer

    Climate activism with Luisa Neubauer

    On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi hear from Luisa Neubauer, one of the most high profile climate activists in the world.

    From organising school strikes Fridays for Future, to suing her own Government, the 25-year-old reveals how activism is a necessary fixture in the fight against climate change.

    Hosts: Anna Jones & Katerina Vittozzi
    Guests: Luisa Neubauer
    Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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Ectinct Golden toad

Just love hearing Christiana Figueres, very optimistic climatecast.

Tom.gps ,

Climate crisis?

Issues being discussed are valid yet there is no mention of the impact of eating meat on the climate. Another well funded outlet unwilling to make people feel uncomfortable about their food choices.

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