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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

    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
    No Going Back

    No Going Back

    There are calls to do things differently from charities, pension funds, scientists, political parties, the Ecologist, XR and The Climate Coalition, among many others. Will you be lobbying your MP about it on 30th June, and will climate campaigns survive the pandemic or is this a dress rehearsal for the climate crisis?The IEA gives us 6 months to get things under control and in other news BP takes a hit, sustainable coffee takes a new tack and Unilever takes aim to reduce its impact.

    • 25 min
    Barrier Grief

    Barrier Grief

    There's a lot of news coming out of Australia - coal, coral and controversy.  There’s news as well from Brazil, and news from the energy industry. More ideas for building back better as we get the COVID-19 pandemic under control. And given that governments are crucial to successfully challenging the climate emergency, I ask whether we can trust a government which rejects its own manifesto commitments.

    • 21 min
    World Environment Day

    World Environment Day

    It’s World Environment Day. In this episode of the Sustainable Futures Report I look at new transport initiatives and ask if they are just flights of fancy, I investigate whether a proposed recycling initiative is merely greenwash and I look again at possible directions for post-COVID recovery. I’m British, so I’ll be talking about the weather and finally, keeping the lights on has never been more challenging. I listened to a panel of experts this week talking about Grid Flexibility.

    • 25 min
    Talking to the Other Side

    Talking to the Other Side

    How do we talk to the other side about the climate emergency? How do we find common ground? How do we get everyone working together? I spoke to Kevin Wilhelm CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting in Seattle.

    • 17 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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