Climate Curious podcast

Climate Curious

TEDxLondon

Are you Climate Curious? If you care about the world, but find the current conversation about climate change confusing, scary or boring – then this might be the podcast for you. Join TEDxLondon and hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst as we lift the lid on the climate emergency by speaking to the world’s leading and most relatable climate pioneers. Find out why cities are key to the climate fight, why we need to tackle systemic problems (and not just plastic straws), and why we’re all a bit crap at sustainability.

25 Episódios

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    Climate Quickie: What anti-apartheid can teach the climate movement

    4:55

    From protesting on the front lines against the apartheid in South Africa to sitting in the boardrooms of global climate change and human rights organisations, Kumi Naidoo is a lifelong activist with a tonne of experience in how to make people in power sit up and take notice. The only way? Through music, dance, culture – ‘artivism’, says Kumi, in this week’s Climate Quickie. “When I started as a 15 year old, I had an intuitive sense of injustice. [...] What I learned in the first sort of 10 years of my activism was probably the most instructive. I wish I had hung on to some of the core lessons even stronger than I did. But I got contaminated a little bit along the way, by the idea of doing things where you had big logos and marketing and communications,” says Kumi. If you enjoyed this quickie, why not listen to Kumi’s full 2-part episode on the #ClimateCuriousPod – How culture can help us win the climate war: https://tedxlondon.com/podcast/climatecuriouskumi
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    Climate Quickie: Why climate change is unfair

    4:59

    Why is it that the communities that have the least to do with creating climate change are the ones who suffer the most harm? You only have to look at Guyana, one of the world’s few carbon sinks, to see how flooding and a dangerously low sea level is putting the nation at risk of going underwater. In this Climate Quickie with environmental lawyer, Melinda Janki, hear her thoughts on why stories of the Global South’s pioneering approaches to the climate crisis are kept quiet, and how we can rebalance the climate conversation to be more representative of global realities, as opposed to the usual Western perspectives. If you enjoyed this quickie, why not listen to Melinda’s full episode on Climate Curious – How the Guyanese people are fighting big oil https://tedxlondon.com/podcast/climate-curious-how-guyanese-people-fighting-big-oil/ We hope you enjoy this new format we’re sprinkling in as an extra to our standard 30 minute episodes. Let us know what other interesting facts, digestible explainers and practical tips from former guests you’d like to hear info@tedxlondon.com
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    How we can fight air pollution, together

    38:39

    “Our lungs are not experiments. Every single minute, every day, damage is being done. And that's what happened to Ella,” says clean air advocate Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah and mother of the late Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah in the latest episode of the Climate Curious podcast. Tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to learn about how Rosamund took on the UK government and won a landmark case, what a future clean air act should look like and how it can help us save nearly 9 million lives a year, and the simple things you can do today to limit your exposure to air pollution – including walking on quieter streets. This episode will give you an insight into why we need to reframe air pollution as a health thing, not just an environment thing, the tension between Ella’s positive impact on the air pollution campaign and the impact it has on her family, and why poor and marginalised communities are not given equal footing in the climate debate, despite this landmark win. Read the Coroner’s report on how to prevent future deaths like Ella’s: https://www.judiciary.uk/publications/ella-kissi-debrah/
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    Climate Quickie: Why cheap food is killing us

    4:14

    The biggest myth about healthy food? That it’s expensive. In this Climate Quickie with knowledge broker, community chef and food policy-maker Dee Woods, she breaks down how to find affordable, healthy food – think hyper-local! This visionary food actionist shares how if you cut out the middleman and shop directly from a grower, market gardener or farmer, you can shortcut to healthy, nutritious food. If you enjoyed this quickie, why not listen to Dee’s full episode on Climate Curious – How to Be A Global Food Citizen: https://tedxlondon.com/podcast/climate-curious-how-to-be-a-global-food-citizen/ We hope you enjoy this new format we’re sprinkling in as an extra to our standard 30 minute episodes. Let us know what other interesting facts, digestible explainers and practical tips from former guests you’d like to hear info@tedxlondon.com
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    How culture can help us win the climate war, p.2

    43:55

    In the second of a special two-part feature, we’re back with South African human rights and environmental activist, Kumi Naidoo, on how we can tap into culture, communications and identity to influence politics and reveal the truth about the climate crisis.
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    How culture can help us win the climate war, p.1

    41:16

    In the first of a special Climate Curious two-part feature, we hear from the extraordinary South African human rights and environmental activist, Kumi Naidoo, on how we can tap into culture, communications and identity to influence politics and reveal the truth about the climate crisis. Read the highlights in our article: https://tedxlondon.com/podcast/climatecuriouskumi
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    Climate Quickie: What is queer ecology?

    4:29

    Our latest feature Climate Quickies gives you bitesize nuggets of climate goodies – in under 5 minutes! This week, we’re talking queer ecology – gender shifting fish, intersex birds, and how trees can impregnate themselves – with iconic environmental and intersectional drag queen, Pattie Gonia. If you enjoyed this quickie, why not listen to Pattie’s full episode on Climate Curious – Why Mother Nature is a Drag Queen: https://tedxlondon.com/podcast/climate-curious-why-mother-nature-is-a-drag-queen/ We hope you enjoy this new format we’re sprinkling in as an extra to our standard 30 minute episodes. Let us know what other interesting facts, digestible explainers and practical tips from former guests you’d like to hear info@tedxlondon.com
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    What’s going on with fish in West Africa?

    35:50

    Superfood sardines, omega three and the ultimate brain food… fish is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, but overfishing is putting them at risk of destruction, and the local people who rely on them, says environmental social scientist Christina Hicks in the latest episode of the Climate Curious podcast. Tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to explore why this topic feels so icky (hint – it’s a wicked problem!), why we need to open our eyes to the inefficiencies of white environmentalism in order to save the planet, and how to recognise when simple climate solutions are being pedalled to you. From what insiders are really saying about that infamous fish documentary (you know the one!), to why fish is crucial to the first 1,000 days of human's mental and physical development, dig into the real deal around the troublesome topic of oceans, seas, and fish! Learn more: https://tedxlondon.com/podcast/climate-curious-whats-going-on-with-fish-in-west-africa/
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    Climate Quickie: Is a green economy going to cost too much?

    4:52

    Our latest feature Climate Quickies gives you bitesize nuggets of climate goodies – in under 5 minutes! First up: transitioning to a green economy – how much is it going to cost us? This week’s guest is economist, environmentalist and TED speaker, Angela Francis. She breaks down what a counterfactual is – and how you can use it to win over your friends about the benefits of a green economy! If you enjoyed this episode, listen to our full episode with Angela, How Green Money Can Make The World Go Round: https://tedxlondon.com/podcast/climate-curious-how-green-money-can-make-the-world-go-round/ We hope you enjoy this new format we’re sprinkling in as an extra to our standard 30 minute episodes. Let us know what other interesting facts, digestible explainers and practical tips from former guests you’d like to hear info@tedxlondon.com
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    How the Guyanese people are fighting big oil

    33:46

    Guyana is a carbon sink and a climate leader, but has been airbrushed out of the global climate movement, as many developing countries are, says international environmental lawyer Melinda Janki in the most compelling episode to date of the Climate Curious podcast. “It's not a story that gets told very often… about former colonial peoples standing up against the oil industry,” says this superstar legal eagle, who has spent the last 25 years working to make environmental damage illegal and save our planet. Tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to hear Melinda’s extraordinary story of how she’s standing up to multinational oil giants to save one of South America’s most beautiful countries from a carbon bomb disaster. The learnings? The people who have contributed the most to climate change are not really the ones that are bearing the brunt of it, society is still blinded by the false promises of fossil fuel wealth, and a climate confession that will make you feel it’s never too late to turn over a fresh leaf! Learn more: https://tedxlondon.com/podcast/climate-curious-how-guyanese-people-fighting-big-oil/

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