8 episodes

Offering solutions and practical tips as well as hearing from experts, campaigners and well-known names. Liz Bonnin and the team explore the impacts of climate change.

What Planet Are We On? ...with Liz Bonnin BBC

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 52 Ratings

Offering solutions and practical tips as well as hearing from experts, campaigners and well-known names. Liz Bonnin and the team explore the impacts of climate change.

    Ep 4. The Repair Shop's Jay Blades - Mindful Consumption

    Ep 4. The Repair Shop's Jay Blades - Mindful Consumption

    This episode looks at the stuff we buy and the impact it has on the planet. The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades talks to Liz Bonnin and Matt McGrath about consumerism and re-evaluating how we buy things. Plus, Professor John Barrett from The University of Leeds sheds light on the emissions created in the manufacturing process and Dr Nicole Koenig-Lewis from Cardiff Business School looks at alternative ways of consuming.

    • 40 min
    Mindful Consumption, Part 2

    Mindful Consumption, Part 2

    In part 2, Alannah Weston, the chair of Selfridges, talks to Liz Bonnin, Victoria Gill and Matt McGrath about how an iconic department store which sells lots of stuff goes about trying to create a more sustainable business model.

    • 27 min
    Ep 3. 'Underestimating the Facts'

    Ep 3. 'Underestimating the Facts'

    This episode is about climate denial, apathy and how we choose to live on the planet. Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, the director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations and Professor Katherine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University join Liz Bonnin, Matt McGrath and Victoria Gill to talk about the scientific basis for human-made climate change and reasons behind our behaviours.

    • 33 min
    A New Respect For Food, Part 2

    A New Respect For Food, Part 2

    In Part 2, Liz Bonnin, Matt McGrath and Victoria Gill discuss the foods we produce, buy and eat and speak to Indra Thillainathan, an agriculture and land use analyst at the Committee on Climate Change, which gives independent advice to the UK government on building a low-carbon economy.

    • 40 min
    Ep 2. Sabrina and Idris Elba – A New Respect For Food

    Ep 2. Sabrina and Idris Elba – A New Respect For Food

    This episode is about food and farming. Hollywood actor Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba are UN Goodwill Ambassadors for the International Fund for Agricultural Development and talk about the impacts of climate change on poor, rural communities in Africa.

    They also share some personal insights with Liz Bonnin, Matt McGrath and Victoria Gill about inequality, the state of our global food systems and how we can all do something to help

    • 39 min
    ‘We Have To Believe It’s Possible’, Part 2

    ‘We Have To Believe It’s Possible’, Part 2

    In Part 2, Liz Bonnin, Matt McGrath and Victoria Gill hear 10 things we can do to help tackle climate change with Crystal Chissell, Vice President of Operations and Engagement at Project Drawdown. The non-profit US organisation looks into existing climate solutions.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

cherryw77 ,

Everyone should listen!

Such an important podcast that everyone of all ages should listen to. Brilliant guests and interesting chat. So important. Well done BBC and commission another series please?

bachrene ,

Disappointed

Disappointing attempt from BBC to put a spotlight on Climate Change and the solutions and ways to improve our current situation. Too much chit chat and conversations going all over the place and sudden facts being pushed forward to the interviewee.
If people are interested in objective solutions; please listen to Outrage and Optimism. Such a different, more focused and informative interviews and discussions.

HelDol2 ,

Thought provoking

A thought provoking pod that continually asked me to question some of my own ideas and daily choices regarding the environment. As always it was a joy to listen to Sir David Attenborough. Well done BBC!

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