Topical and off-beat discussion on Environmental matters by Environmental Professionals.
The World After Corona
The effect of the current "lockdown" on the environment.
An interview recorded on 5th May 2020, by Mr. Mohamed Farouk of the World After Corona initiative, covering climate change, pollution and the ozone layer.
GeoEngineering and the Garrett Relation
This episode covers the potential of GeoEngineering in the fight against climate change:
How do we choose?
Solar Radiation Management
Asteroids with dust secretion
Refreezing the Artic using pumped sea water.
‘Loan Shark’ methods that won’t work long term
Why there is no ‘Magic Bullet’
Finally, Dr. Nolthenius explains how economics is related to climate change. The work of Prof. Tim Garrett / “The Garrett Relation” is expanded upon and discu
Technological Solutions for fighting Climate Change
Dr. Nolthenius highlights potential technological ‘band aids’ (and their short falls) which could potentially be implemented alongside the Policy Mechanisms discussed in Episode 13. These include:
Carbon Capture and storage
Artificial capture of CO2 from the atmosphere via ‘Air Capture’
BECCS – BioEnergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration.
The effect of Thermal Inertia is also discussed.
Policy Mechanisms for fighting Climate Change
To achieve the required rapid cuts to our use of fossil fuels, Dr. Nolthenius has compiled a list of 7 Policy Mechanisms which he will discuss in this episode.
What's the link between wealth, energy demand, CO2 and Climate Change?
Professor Garrett joins Steven to discuss his work, and model, which shows a consistent link between the global economy and climate change.
Steven and Tim also discuss why Jevon's Paradox supports his position and means that as we constantly strive for energy efficiency, ironically, the more energy we use.
The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT)
The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT) is a 'radical' environmental movement who believe that the voluntary choice to not create more humans is the only viable method to save the planet from environmental catastrophe.
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Gets better as it goes on
Some really great guests who put forward their arguments very well. Nice to have an environmental podcast that goes deeply into issues that can pass under the radar, rather than just talking about the plight of the polar bear, or preaching the obvious to the already converted.
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Interesting and hopefully inspirational conversation between people who are working to improve life for everyone.