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Planet Pod - From politicians to protesters, scientists to entrepreneurs, we talk to the peoplebehind the headlines.We are in a climate emergency. What can we do to protect our planet? At Planet Pod we believe that the first step is to take action, every small step adds up to change. We aim to share ideas and knowledge to help us all live more sustainable lives. Together we can make great strides towards halting climate change and making a difference, but the time to act is now.Planet Pod is delighted to be partnering with The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London for a ten-part podcast series which dives deep into the science of Climate Change, exploring how we can get to Net Zero sector by sector – energy, waste, travel and innovation. Stay updated via our Twitter and Instagram.
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 38 Ratings

Planet Pod - From politicians to protesters, scientists to entrepreneurs, we talk to the peoplebehind the headlines.We are in a climate emergency. What can we do to protect our planet? At Planet Pod we believe that the first step is to take action, every small step adds up to change. We aim to share ideas and knowledge to help us all live more sustainable lives. Together we can make great strides towards halting climate change and making a difference, but the time to act is now.Planet Pod is delighted to be partnering with The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London for a ten-part podcast series which dives deep into the science of Climate Change, exploring how we can get to Net Zero sector by sector – energy, waste, travel and innovation. Stay updated via our Twitter and Instagram.
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    Stomachs, Hearts and Minds

    Stomachs, Hearts and Minds

    Do we need to rethink farming? Farmers are not just food producers; they are custodians of the land, businesses, innovators and our partners in the hunt for solutions to climate change. What does the Government's new payment scheme mean for them? We catch up with Martin Lines, arable farmer in South Cambridgeshire and UK Chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network and Dominic Buscall, Project Manager at Wild Ken Hill, who aims to restore nature, fight climate change and farm regeneratively at his family farm in Norfolk. In our Animal, Vegetable, Mineral slot - where we explore the many astounding facts and feats of the natural world - we find out how a certain bird can survive bashing its head against a tree 20 times a second, each time withstanding deceleration 1000 times the force of gravity!
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    • 39 min
    The Climate Clock - Time Bomb or Wake Up Call?

    The Climate Clock - Time Bomb or Wake Up Call?

    We speak to Sasha Abraham, Senior Analyst at the UK's Climate Change Committee and formerly a member of the COP26 President's team, about her hopes and fears for 2023. How does the CCC hold Government to account? What did the UK achieve in 2022? Was COP27 a success? Also, in Animal, Vegetable, Mineral we talk to Jim Haywood about the latest incredible green tech. What do seaweed, squid and dandelions have in common? 
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    • 38 min
    Power - A New Generation

    Power - A New Generation

    We hear from Sally Bunce, seal protection officer at Teesside about the collapse of the local marine ecosystem which many believe is due to constriction to service an offshore wind project and Isobel Morris, Senior Policy Officer for Energy at the RSPB about how the UK can prioritise nature during an energy crisis. We also hear some very good nature news from Charlie Zakss of Suffolk Wildlife Trusts and have a chat with Jim Haywood for Animal, Vegetable, Mineral - what was it that Darwin found in the rigging of the Beagle? 
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    • 42 min
    The Price of Power

    The Price of Power

    What price is nature paying for the UK's transition to clean energy? We talked to Joan Edwards OBE, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at The Wildlife Trusts and Dr Tom Appleby, Chief Legal Affairs Advisor at The Blue Marine Foundation.
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    • 33 min
    Nuclear Reaction

    Nuclear Reaction

    Is nuclear energy safe? Is it clean? Do we need it? We talk to experts from both sides of the debate - Dr Paul Dorfman, Associate Fellow at University of Sussex and Chair of the Nuclear Consulting Group and Jessica Johnson, Communications and Advocacy Director at Nuclear Europe - about how nuclear energy is generated and whether it can play a role in the UK's transition to Net Zero.
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    • 42 min
    Energy Gridlocked

    Energy Gridlocked

    Exploring the volatility in the energy sector with Dhara Vyas, Director of Advocacy at Energy UK and Dr Jeff Hardy, Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute of Climate Change. Why are bills so high? Why aren't we solving the crisis by building renewables at pace? What renewables would solve the crisis? What does next year look like? How can communities gain control of their own energy supply? 
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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Interesting and positive

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