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A New Climate is a special series of podcasts from Sky News Daily

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A New Climate is a special series of podcasts from Sky News Daily

    Climate After Covid: Can the UK lead a green recovery? | 10 September 2020

    Climate After Covid: Can the UK lead a green recovery? | 10 September 2020

    Life changed rapidly in 2020 - largely due to the spread of a virus that shutdown economies around the world.

    But we adapted to the changes we had to make to our daily routines to help save lives.

    Can we do the same to save the planet?

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we take you on a journey across Iceland’s glaciers where the effects of climate change are clear to see.

    We are joined by our Europe correspondent Adam Parsons from the Nordic island nation and Sky’s Climate Change correspondent Lisa Holland to examine public attitudes and possible solutions after the coronavirus pandemic.

    Daily podcast team:
    Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
    Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
    Interviews producer - Oli Foster
    Interviews producer - Hollie Atherton
    Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
    Interviews producer - Megan Coutts
    Archive - Simon Windsor
    Archive - Robert Fellowes
    Music - Steven Wheeler

    • 35 min
    Greta Thunberg: Climate champion or political pawn? | 28 February 2020

    Greta Thunberg: Climate champion or political pawn? | 28 February 2020

    On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, we take a look at the Swedish environmental activist's approach to the climate debate - is it the right one?

    We also discuss the impact of such global attention on the teenager herself with James Woudhuysen, visiting professor at London South Bank University, and co-founder of the movement Green New Deal UK, Fatima-Zahra Ibrahim.

    • 28 min
    Antarctica - Beneath the Surface

    Antarctica - Beneath the Surface

    In the third and final part of Sky News' Antarctica series, Science correspondent Thomas Moore chats deglaciation, the temptation to mine the seabed for valuable commodities and the threat of plastics.

    Thomas is on board the Royal Research Ship the James Clark Ross, making its way up the peninsula. Sunlight hits the seabed as the ice retreats and a team of scientists are up at 4am trawling a net on the bottom of the fjord.

    Other teams are examining the quantity of plastic found in the Antarctic - extraordinary given the remote nature of the location.

    • 13 min
    On the edge - Antarctica's melting ice shelves

    On the edge - Antarctica's melting ice shelves

    In part 2 of our special reports from Antarctica, Sky's science correspondent Thomas Moore is in Rothera, British Antarctic Survey's main research base.

    He speaks to a scientist who camped in an area of Antarctica that is most vulnerable to climate change and not visited by humans for half a century. She warns that a huge ice sheet in the region could be about to break off into the sea.

    There's an extended interview with an ice diver on the beauty and the perils of diving in minus 2 water.

    And Thomas meets a marine biologist about the elephant seals scattered around the research base.

    • 17 min
    Ice Bound - en route to Antarctica

    Ice Bound - en route to Antarctica

    What is happening in Antarctica? It's feared that if the ice sheet melts, it could add metres to sea levels putting many low lying towns and cities under water.
    Sky News' science correspondent Thomas Moore is travelling to the Antarctic to check out the latest research in one of the most vulnerable places on earth.
    In this episode, Thomas is on board the Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross for the journey to the site of the British Antarctic Survey's main science base on the Antarctic Peninsula. He talks to scientists and crew on the 1,300 mile voyage south form Chile.

    • 14 min
    How far are climate change protesters prepared to go?

    How far are climate change protesters prepared to go?

    As activists continue to block roads in central London with some also glued to Government buildings, we take a look in today's podcast at the impact it's having and whether public support could soon wane.

    Also, we discuss the Brexit blame game after the German Chancellor tells Boris Johnson a deal is now "overwhelmingly unlikely".

    • 33 min

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