Extinction Radio 36


Extinction Radio, Podcast // Episode 36 11-29-2015. Starts at 0:01:56.

This week, Peter Melton again interviewed me, in my recurring chat with Extinction Radio for their ‘All Things Climate’ feature.

Paul discusses COP21 and Paris.  Also includes Conversation Between Nafeez Ahmed and Peter Melton (prior at Facebook, is here).  Canadian Government roles.  2050 is too late.  Stored carbon will dwarf human emissions.   Powers that be, acquiescing to business as usual, in not addressing severity of the situation.  Extreme weather events.  Cold blob.

Building materials in wood versus steel and concrete, carbon imprint.  Crop failures, biofuels.  Tipping Points in human behavior.  Australian leadership, related to UK, Canada.  Canadian voters.  What would a sustainable world look like.  Elephant in the room. More on Stewart Scott project in Paris.  John Cook of Skeptical Science.  Top down discussion of major factors in climate, 1C/methane.  Three legged stool:  zero carbonCarbon Dioxide Removal, and Solar Radiation Management (SRM).

There are now several episodes, and will be posting all of them.  Extinction Radio, Episode 28Extinction Radio, Episode 30, Extinction Radio, Episode 31, Extinction Radio Episode 32, Extinction Radio, Episode 33Extinction Radio, Episode 34, and Extinction Radio, Episode 35 (link at bottom of post of different name).



About paulbeckwith

Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master's Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with children.
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