Climate YODA James Hansen Gold Q&A in Paris

Climate YODA James Hansen Gold Q&A in Paris // Published on Jan 12, 2016

At COP21 in Paris on December 2nd, 2015 I filmed legendary climate change GURU James Hansen answering questions on the climate system, his recent presentations and papers, a global carbon fee-and-dividend to slash fossil fuel emissions, and other topics. Great information from this highly respected
Sir David King on severe climate change threats //Published on Jan 11, 2016

I filmed this very important talk at COP21 in Paris on December 5, 2015. The chief scientific advisor to the British government, Sir David King discusses the extremely rapid Arctic warming and the immediate threats this poses to you and I and our kids.

“Joie de vivre” on a Paris Train //Published on Jan 10, 2016

A typical “joy of life” scene on a Paris train heading to my hostel on my COP21 adventure. This happens everywhere you go in the “City of Lights” aka “City of Love”..
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When I was at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris, France in early December, 2015, I received many requests for radio and TV interviews via phone, emails on various different accounts, and social media. When an email came out of the blue with an interview request by CCTV I accepted, having not heard of them before. I suggested that we chat over Skype, or that they call me directly. Instead, they wanted to meet in person and do a direct interview, suggesting that it would be best in early January. I accepted, of course and after a quick search I discovered that China Central Television (CCTV), according to Wikipedia:

“China Central Television is China’s largest and most powerful national television station. By the 1980s, two-thirds of people in China had access to television, while today, over 3,000 channels are available in the country.”

I was pleasantly flabbergasted. In early January a film crew visited me in Ottawa, and I was interviewed for almost an hour. Great questions about climate change, our strange weather extremes, and many other topics. Below is the first few minutes of footage put on air from our interview. I wonder how many of the 1.2 billion people in China were watching? Lots, I hope…

Here is the link they provided me with, to my airtime segment!

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I saved the best for last, in out tripartite series in the last week, with James Hansen, Climate YODA James Hansen Gold Q&A in Paris, here.

Probably the single best TOTAL Extinction Radio show yet, I was told. And here I am on that Extinction Radio program, number 43, from January 15, 2016:

Impatient listeners can go right to my 18:28 long segment starting at 1:06:24, by clicking here.


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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