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Asking tough questions about the science, technology, and politics of climate change, two climate researchers challenge leading experts on one of the defining issues of our age. Every two weeks, they explore how we can fight global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions, carbon removal, adaptation and solar geoengineering. Dr. Jesse Reynolds and Dr. Pete Irvine consider the roles of computer models and persuasive narratives, economics and public policy, and renewable energy and national security in the climate debate, and look beyond to issues such as biotechnology and international development.
Questions or comments? Email info@challengingclimate.org or tweet @ChalClimate
See more information on Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine.
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music by Peter Danilchuk @clambgramb (IG/Twitter).

Challenging Climate Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine

    • Science

Asking tough questions about the science, technology, and politics of climate change, two climate researchers challenge leading experts on one of the defining issues of our age. Every two weeks, they explore how we can fight global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions, carbon removal, adaptation and solar geoengineering. Dr. Jesse Reynolds and Dr. Pete Irvine consider the roles of computer models and persuasive narratives, economics and public policy, and renewable energy and national security in the climate debate, and look beyond to issues such as biotechnology and international development.
Questions or comments? Email info@challengingclimate.org or tweet @ChalClimate
See more information on Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine.
Subscribe for email updates.
music by Peter Danilchuk @clambgramb (IG/Twitter).

    Neal Stephenson on solar geoengineering and Termination Shock

    Neal Stephenson on solar geoengineering and Termination Shock

    Neal Stephenson is a leading author of science- and speculative fiction and is a recipient of the Hugo and Prometheus Awards. His most recent novel Termination Shock is an eco-thriller that explores the political fallout from the use of solar geoengineering to counter climate change. Neal, Pete, and Jesse discuss reducing greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide removal, his research process, climate impacts, public perception, billionaires in innovation vis-à-vis  the government, the roles of models in decision-making, technocracy, planetary management, social media, biotechnology, and of course, solar geoengineering.

    Neal Stephenson’s webpage: https://nealstephenson.com/

    His latest book, Termination Shock: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/termination-shock-neal-stephenson

    Neal in conversation with David Keith: https://www.facebook.com/112608362085830/videos/628795261609239/ 

    • 54 min
    Trailer: Launching in January 2022

    Trailer: Launching in January 2022

    We are Jesse Reynolds, an expert on environmental policy, and Peter Irvine, a climate scientist. We're launching a new podcast, Challenging Climate, in January 2022. With episodes every two weeks, we'll be challenging leading experts with tough questions about the science, technology and politics of climate change. 
    We'll explore how we can fight global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions, carbon removal, adaptation, and solar geoengineering. We will also consider the roles of computer models and persuasive narratives, economics and public policy, renewable energy, and national security in the climate debate. And we’ll look beyond to issues such as biotechnology and international development.
    Subscribe now to follow these conversations, as we try to make clear the challenges and trade-offs of tackling climate change.

    • 4 min

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