This week we look at the admission from an Exxon scientist that they have known how much CO2 and how much warming would be caused by the use of oil since at least 1982. We also retell the story of lead in gasoline and the heroic efforts of Clair Patterson that eventually resulted in its removal.
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Episode 14 - COP25 is underway
12:54This week we cover the powerful speech of the Secretary General of the United Nations opening the COP25 conference.
Episode 13 - What's gone wrong at the EPA
16:40This week the European parliament declared a global “climate and environmental emergency”; COP 25 will be held in Madrid in the coming week; Greta was still mid-ocean for the climate strike; Forest fires sweep Australia and for the topic of the week, we look at what's gone wrong at the EPA.
Episode 12 - US triggers Paris withdrawal
10:13This week, as the US formally gives notice of its withdrawal from the Paris agreement, 11,000 scientists endorse a letter entitled “Scientist’s Warning of a Climate Emergency”. Also this week, a study concludes that sea level rise could affect 3 times a many people by 2050 as previously thought.
Episode 11 - Exxon knew all along
17:25This week we look at the admission from an Exxon scientist that they have known how much CO2 and how much warming would be caused by the use of oil since at least 1982. We also retell the story of lead in gasoline and the heroic efforts of Clair Patterson that eventually resulted in its removal.
Episode 10 - More strikes ahead
9:56This week Greta tells a rally that young people must be prepared to strike for a very long time; the IMF says a fossil-fuel emissions tax would be the most effective way to reduce air pollution; almost 17,500 lives could be saved if just 27% of china’s cars were EVs and BA will offset all domestic flight emissions from next year.
Episode 9 - Is it OK to Fly?
10:28This week we try to answer the question "Is it OK to Fly?"
Episode 8 - The Holocene has ended
16:18David Attenborough warns that the Holocene has ended; the United Nations summit fails to achieve its objectives; Al Gore writes in the New York Times; Climate strikes continue to grow and the topic of the week is Wright's Law.
Episode 7 - Finally gaining momentum
14:07Millions around the world took part in the climate strike on Friday; Amazon to reach carbon zero by 2040; Daimler Benz to focus on electrification; Sudden Stratospheric Warming over Antarctica and what was the real death toll of Dorian?
Episode 6 - Big Tech Companies
14:36This week a new poll shows that the number of Americans that believe climate change is a crisis is growing; an area of forest the size of the UK is destroyed every year; Arnie says Trump can’t erase a decade of clean air progress with a sharpie and in the topic of the week we look at the environmental record of the five big tech companies.
Episode 5 - Electric cars
17:16This week we look at the benefits of electric cars, including recommendations on which cars to buy and what to look for.