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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.

    Amazon Alert: Crime and destruction in the rainforest

    Amazon Alert: Crime and destruction in the rainforest

    Sky News can reveal that deforestation in the most precious parts of the Amazon rainforest has reached record levels.

    Using satellite imagery, Sky's Data and Forensics team have been able to identify changes to the forest canopy - and who is to blame.

    On Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi speak to Sky News investigations journalist Kieran Devine about the exclusive investigation.

    Plus tropical rainforest ecologist Erika Berenguer mourns the dangerous amounts of the Amazon that have already been destroyed and explains why we need to do more to stop deforestation if we want to solve the climate emergency.

    Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi
    Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Data and Forensics team: Kieran Devine, Victoria Elms, Carmen Aguilar García

    • 25 min
    How do you put a price on nature?

    How do you put a price on nature?

    On this week's episode of ClimateCast, Sky News Climate Change Correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter and her team travel to the West African country of Gabon for a very special report.

    Gabon is the second most forested country on earth, and forms part of the great Congo Basin rainforest that stretches across central Africa.

    It is also one of a few nations on the planet that absorbs more carbon than it emits, taking in over one hundred million tons of carbon per year - about a quarter of the UK's annual emissions.

    One of the reasons Gabon has avoided destroying its forests for economic gain so far is that it is an oil-rich nation and has traditionally relied on that revenue stream.

    But that won't be the case for much longer.

    The world is moving away from oil, prices are plunging and production is dwindling.

    Now Gabon is asking the international community to pay it to protect the rainforest instead of the easy option of allowing commercial deforestation, the selling of valuable tropical hardwood timber and widespread agriculture.

    And, we speak to Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from the University of Cambridge about the economics of biodiversity.

    The Dasgupta Review, commissioned by the Treasury in 2019 describes Nature as “our most precious asset,” says it must be at the heart of economics, and claims that humanity has collectively mismanaged its “global portfolio”.

    Professor Dasgupta says his "overarching aim is the reconstruction of economics to include Nature as an ingredient", and states that humanity would need 1.6 Earths to maintain our current way of life.

    And Climate Reporter Victoria Seabrook will brings us the week's latest climate news.

    • 21 min
    Is the UK giving Australia a free pass on climate?

    Is the UK giving Australia a free pass on climate?

    On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi head down under to examine Australia's response to the climate emergency.

    As Sky News reveals the UK has dropped key climate targets out of a free trade deal with Australia, what does it say about both countries’ priorities ahead of the crucial COP26 summit?

    And we explore Australia's history of notoriously slow action on climate change and ask, is this is missed opportunity for the island nations?

    Guests: Anjali Sharma, Australian activist
    Sam Coates, Political Correspondent
    Dmitry Grozoubinski, Founder ExplainTrade
    Ketan Joshi, Australian climate author and analyst

    Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi 
    Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews Producer: Tatiana Alderson

    • 24 min
    Climate Justice with Mary Robinson

    Climate Justice with Mary Robinson

    Those who have done the least to cause climate change are those hit hardest by the impacts. So, how can we solve climate injustice?

    On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi hear from Former President of Ireland and Chair of the Elders, Mary Robinson. They examine the five layers of climate injustice and discuss how the world can work together to help those most at risk.

    From tackling inaction, to the importance of diversity, to the key ingredients of a successful COP - Mary Robinson has (some of) the answers.

    Plus, climate reporter Victoria Seabrook runs through this week's climate headlines: from flash floods in the US to a Sky News Exclusive involving biomass production.

    • 20 min
    Do Extinction Rebellion have the power to make a difference?

    Do Extinction Rebellion have the power to make a difference?

    Extinction Rebellion has once again taken to the streets demanding the UK government take urgent action in the climate emergency.

    The campaign group are renowned for their disruptive and controversial tactics that cause chaos up and down the country - but does their civil disobedience have an impact on the policy and action that could solve climate change?

    On this week's Sky News ClimateCast Anna Jones examines the impact of Extinction Rebellion with environmentalist and campaigner Jonathon Porritt. We also hear from member of the House of Lords, Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge to discuss how activists can lobby policymakers

    Plus our climate change correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter joins us from the centre of a protest in Central London.

    Host: Anna Jones
    Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer: Tatiana Alderson

    • 25 min
    'We have to stop burning things'

    'We have to stop burning things'

    Burning fossil fuels is the single biggest cause of climate change in the world, so why are we approving new coal and oil projects?

    On this week’s episode of Sky News ClimateCast hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi speak to renowned US environmentalist and author Bill McKibben about the urgency to transition away from fossil fuels.

    They discuss what banks, propaganda and a night in a jail cell have to do with protecting the world from disastrous climate change.

    Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
    Interviews producer: Tatiana Alderson
    Guests: Bill McKibben

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Pete-0987654321 ,

Ectinct Golden toad

Just love hearing Christiana Figueres, very optimistic climatecast.

Mighty Quin ,

Must do better

Disappointing to find this is little more a breezy chat show. That said, I switched off after 13 minutes so I might have just hit a dud episode.

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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