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Surviving climate change, resource depletion, the energy crisis - and staying profitable

The Sustainable Futures Report Anthony Day

    • News Commentary
    • 4.5, 6 Ratings

Surviving climate change, resource depletion, the energy crisis - and staying profitable

    And Finally...

    And Finally...

    Last episode before I close down for August. Hold tight - there’s a lot to get in.
    I’ll be talking about transport, climate, too much water, too little water, energy, campaigns and opinions and I chat briefly about pollution with Julia Hartley-Brewer on Talk Radio. There are pages of links to all these stories on the blog at www.sustainablefutures.report. This is probably the longest episode I’ve done at 6,700 words, but then, you’ve got a whole month to enjoy it.

    • 41 min
    All the lovely people

    All the lovely people

    How much time do you spend on line? Can we surf the net indefinitely, or are we reaching the point where browsing time must be capped?. Is that a fridge over there? No, it’s a 60kWh storage unit - but not a battery. Before you knock that building down think of all the embedded carbon! But first, some thoughts about population.

    • 16 min
    The Endgame

    The Endgame

    It’s another week of odds and ends. It’s Bees’ Needs Week - there’s an apology from a campaigner for the climate hoax (buy his book and learn more) - it’s the sun, stupid, not CO2 - alternatives to plastic, to food and to economic growth - green recovery or environmental endgame? - and finally, why the horrible, hated fossil fuel industry could be crucial to a clean energy transition. But first, this is what I think.

    • 22 min
    Fossil Futures

    Fossil Futures

    This week I'm talking about the energy industry with James Spencer, Managing Director of Portland Fuel. Is this the oil industry’s endgame? When and why can we expect an oil price spike? Is an electric transport fleet an impossible dream, and does the future lie with hydrogen? Insights from inside the industry.
    And in other news…McKinsey on carbon capture, usage and storage, California legislates on electric trucks and public doubts about the UK government's recovery strategy.

    • 36 min
    Sustainable Futures

    Sustainable Futures

    An interview with Professor Julia Steinberger, one of the authors, of “Scientists’ Warning on Affluence”
    In other news, last week’s report from the U.K.'s committee on climate change - businesses met to discuss building back better -the British prime minister set out his plans for restarting the economy after Covid and a mass lobby descended virtually on Westminster. And finally, Greta Thunberg has a thing about selfies.

    • 32 min
    Outlook Sunny

    Outlook Sunny

    Worrying news of unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic and there’s serious river pollution in the UK. Whatever the need for urgent action we need continuous research and innovation, steadily building an infrastructure for a low-carbon future. I bring you news of solar farms and energy storage, stories of the future of fossil fuels, news of ways of processing waste. And the advice and ideas for establishing a green recovery still keep pouring in, though not to universal approval.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Turkinson182 ,

Good content on sustainable ancient and climate change

Anthony does know his stuff and is really responsive to emails. Gathers up the most pertinent news stories on climate and sustainability for a quick weekly podcast. One of my most valued subscriptions without a doubt.

Jane Barrett, The Career Farm ,

Anthony Day knows his stuff

I have known Anthony for a long time. He is an eloquent speaker and really knows about sustainability. I will be recommending this podcast to students wanting to get into this field a it is a quick way to understand the issues. Keep the regular podcast Anthony - it is great content!

Thehfgjhuf ,

Green but increasingly Red

Anthony Day has a practical and wide-ranging knowledge of what citizens and communities can do to resist the degradation of our world as we struggle with waste, overpopulation and those who profit by denying that climate change is happening. The back-catalogue contains a lot of guests who are well qualified to address these problems, in terms of their position and knowledge.

In recent months the podcast has become increasingly political, and perhaps this reflects the ground that has been lost but I for one find it distasteful. This is a podcast that used to report on how companies could find good economic reasons to clean up their act, and how individuals could still do good things to reduce environmental strain, regardless of which pack of jokers currently inhabit the White House or Downing Street.

Mr Day is butthurt about Brexit: we get it. He’s a socialist in a nation that’s turning away from socialism: we get it. But should that be a recurring theme from the Sustainable Futures Report? Well… that’s up to the podcaster, of course. If you want your eco-news with an increasingly unsubtle left-wing bias, enjoy… just as I enjoyed the older episodes.

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