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Taking a deep dive into climate breakdown. With interviews from activists, scientists, politicians on how we can push for a green and just world. Looking at the latest developments in Manchester's and the North's climate movement.

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Taking a deep dive into climate breakdown. With interviews from activists, scientists, politicians on how we can push for a green and just world. Looking at the latest developments in Manchester's and the North's climate movement.

    The Blue New Deal: How to Save our Oceans

    The Blue New Deal: How to Save our Oceans

    This weeks show covers about 71% of the globe and some how we haven't talked about it before.  The Green New Deal is a plan for economic and ecological transformation across the earth. But where do the sea and ocean play into this? Do we need a plan for making sure this vast space full of resources and natural beauty is saved from the logic of the market?

    This week on the show we are joined by Professor Chris Armstrong, author of the new book "A Blue New Deal: Why we need a new politics for the ocean".  We discuss with Chris how U.N. treaties have shaped the current exploitation of the Global South through fishing rights and sea bed mining , how we can develop carbon-negative industries by caring for the sea and he lays out the arguments for a treaty on the rights of sea life.

    LINKS
    Chris' website
    you can buy Chris' book here

    Progress on the High Seas Treaty

     U.N Convention of the Law of the Sea

    Stella Maris

    Shout Outs
    Ocean Rebellion @oceanrebellion
    Sea Shepherd @seashepherd

    Support to everyone out on strike on Feb 1st. Teachers, Rail workers, Nurses, Ambulance drivers. You're all fighting for a better world. @eiecampaign
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    Inside COP 15. Saving Our Biodiversity

    Inside COP 15. Saving Our Biodiversity

    We've been sounding the alarm about biodiversity from the very beginning of this podcast. If the ecology of the planet goes, we all go with it. So what are nation states doing to reverse the damage done? 

    This week on the show we are joined by climate journalist Daisy Dunne. Daisy is a special correspondent for Carbon Brief and was part of their team covering COP 15 in Montreal. We discuss what happen at COP 15, what are the new biodiversity targets, how geopolitics shapes the targets and why the biodiversity summit gets scant attention compared to the COP on carbon emissions. We also discussed the difficulties of being a climate journalist and how to balance being the canary in the coal mine while leading a normal life. 

    Links

    The COP15 Agreement

    Daisy's coverage of COP 15

    Daisy's piece on the disappearance of our glaciers for Carbon Brief

    Marlowe Hood: Watching the world burn

    Shout outs
    Home Tree- a project to rejuvenate Ireland's Atlantic rain forest.
    Marlowe Hood- excellent climate journalist
    Lützerath bleibt! - German activists that have occupied a town to stop the expansion of a coal mine. 
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    Is it too late for 1.5°C?

    Is it too late for 1.5°C?

    Happy New Pod! It's a new year, so its the perfect time to reassess where we are and what we are fighting for. Let's get back to basics: Carbon emissions, average temperatures and 1.5°C. Can we still keep a habitable planet?

    This week on the show we are delighted to have back on the podcast Professor Kevin Anderson. Kevin is a energy and climate scientist formerly of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change.  We discuss what is Net Zero and why it is hindering our ability to reduce emissions. Is 1.5°C warming still viable? And what would that mean for the planet? Kevin also talks us through what governments of the world need to do right now to keep the planet safe.   

    Links
    Climate Uncensored: Kevin's new climate science education project.

    Shout outs
    Michael Gove MP: for focusing the country on the government's disastrous fossil fuel projects, including the Cumbria coalmine.

    Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò: for their excellent work on climate change and colonialism. We'd love you to come on the show!

    Everyone out there building and fighting for a better world in 2023.
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    2022 Xmas Special

    2022 Xmas Special

    Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah and a happy festive time to all!

    We've got the whole team around the Christmas dinner table to discuss the ups and downs of 2022. Expect copious amounts of gravy, a lump of coal in Cumbria's stocking  and some half earth socialism too. 

    Thanks for everyone who's supported us on Patreon this year, with your help we've been able to commission fantastic articles over on gndmedia.co.uk , publish videos, send the team to events and run the best climate podcast in the north west. 

    why don't you give the gift of climate journalism this year and join the fine folk over at pateron.com/gndmediauk

    We shall see you bright and early in 2023
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    The Future of Energy Ownership: Live Panel from TWT 2022

    The Future of Energy Ownership: Live Panel from TWT 2022

    Public ownership is back on the agenda. With energy companies reporting record profits while people choose between eating and heating this winter, calls for renationalising our energy system are gaining traction. However, our demands cannot be shackled to past solutions. To create a truly democratic and sustainable energy sector fit for the 21st century, we must envisage new models of public ownership.

    This weeks show is a live panel from The World Transformed at Labour Conference 2022.   

    Chris Saltmarsh co-founder Labour for a Green New Deal and author of "Burnt: Fighting for climate justice"

    Hazel Nolan: regional organiser for GMB in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber

    Matthew Lawrence founder of the think tank Common Wealth and co-author of "Owning the Future: Power and property  in an age of crisis."

    The panel is chaired by India Burgess from the think tank Autonomy 
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    GND Classic: The future of UK Energy supply with Jan Rosenow

    GND Classic: The future of UK Energy supply with Jan Rosenow

    This episode originally aired on November 8th 2021

    If you've seen the news in the UK in the last month, you'll be well aware that our old energy system is having a bad time.

    With gas prices spiking, all the noise from COP26, and the public's temperament towards climate activism cooling, it's probably worth figuring out what the hell is going on with our energy supply, and how we make it equitable and  sustainable for generations to come.

    This week on the show we are joined by Jan Rosenow (@janrosenow). Jan is the European director of the Regulatory assistance project (RAP) which is dedicated to speeding up the transition to clean and green energy. He also is a special advisor to the UK government's Department of Business, Energy and industrial Strategy (BEIS).

    We discuss what is causing the current energy crisis,  who has a stake in for the UK's future energy mix (and what measures they'll go to to defend those stakes,) what politics is created by energy production, and the viability of community energy systems.


    Shout outs
    Louise Sunderland  (@sunderlandlouis)

    Ellie Radcliffe and Laura Williams for their work on the community wealth building tool kit with CLES (@ellieradcliffe9)

    Links
    CLES Community wealth building toolkit
    https://t.co/i7IhBNtewA?amp=1

    Rhiannon Osbourne (@rhiannon_osborn) confronting Kwasi Kwarteng
    https://twitter.com/StopCambo/status/1456271753223671810

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