16 episodes

Topical and off-beat discussion on Environmental matters by Environmental Professionals.

Environmental Professionals Postulating Steven Spencer

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Topical and off-beat discussion on Environmental matters by Environmental Professionals.

    The World After Corona

    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.

    • 27 min
    GeoEngineering and the Garrett Relation

    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
    ‘Butterflies’
    Asteroids with dust secretion
    Reflective Aerosols
    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

    • 43 min
    Technological Solutions for fighting Climate Change

    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:

    Energy technologies
    Carbon Capture and storage
    Artificial capture of CO2 from the atmosphere via ‘Air Capture’
    Climeworks
    BECCS – BioEnergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration.

    The effect of Thermal Inertia is also discussed.

    • 46 min
    Policy Mechanisms for fighting Climate Change

    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.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    What's the link between wealth, energy demand, CO2 and Climate Change?

    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.

    • 1 hr
    The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT)

    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.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

slippery_chimp ,

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.

DildoBat ,

Super interesting and accessible information

Interesting and hopefully inspirational conversation between people who are working to improve life for everyone.

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