52 min

Why does the media cover cats more than climate change‪?‬ Great Green Questions

    • Science

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Media. Social media. News, TV, movies and documentaries or even, to an extent, word of mouth. The way we consume and absorb information is often sculpted by curated and tailored messages from the media. And these experiences shape our experience, and certainly our understanding, of the world around us - and climate change is no different. Helping us tackle the question: 'Why does the media cover cats more than climate change?' is Laura Tobin Broadcast meteorologist, climate communicator and weather presenter for Good Morning Britain, Carys Taylor, the newly appointed director of Albert, which is the TV and film sustainability or authority at BAFTA, Njambi McGrath, award winning comedian, political commentator and author of her critically acclaimed memoir Through The Leopards Gaze known as a compelling and rarely heard voice from the African perspective.

Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.

Topics covered:
- How TV, media and humanising stories has been done before to tackle social issues like drink driving and smoking, and we get insights into how we can think creatively about imbedding messages of climate change in our content.
- Neo colonialism
- False balance
- TV and Print and their part to play in the climate movement
- In house training of production companies and press outlets to better understand the impacts of climate change and their reporting of it.
- The challenges of climate representation in the media, but also lots of the solutions

Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Media. Social media. News, TV, movies and documentaries or even, to an extent, word of mouth. The way we consume and absorb information is often sculpted by curated and tailored messages from the media. And these experiences shape our experience, and certainly our understanding, of the world around us - and climate change is no different. Helping us tackle the question: 'Why does the media cover cats more than climate change?' is Laura Tobin Broadcast meteorologist, climate communicator and weather presenter for Good Morning Britain, Carys Taylor, the newly appointed director of Albert, which is the TV and film sustainability or authority at BAFTA, Njambi McGrath, award winning comedian, political commentator and author of her critically acclaimed memoir Through The Leopards Gaze known as a compelling and rarely heard voice from the African perspective.

Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.

Topics covered:
- How TV, media and humanising stories has been done before to tackle social issues like drink driving and smoking, and we get insights into how we can think creatively about imbedding messages of climate change in our content.
- Neo colonialism
- False balance
- TV and Print and their part to play in the climate movement
- In house training of production companies and press outlets to better understand the impacts of climate change and their reporting of it.
- The challenges of climate representation in the media, but also lots of the solutions

Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.

52 min

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