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23 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
27: The Season Finale | What I learned from the experts | A climate pledge
In the final episode of the second season, host Bibek Bhattacharya recaps his conversations with Indian climate change experts and talks about what he has learned this season.
18 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
26: Intense rains in Mumbai and western India I In conversation with scientist Minal Pathak I India's climate change costs
In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya speaks with environmental scientist Dr Minal Pathak on climate change and cities, climate justice and much more. Plus monsoon floods hit western India. Also find out how much climate change will cost India.
16 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
25: Assam and Bihar floods I In conversation with Amitangshu Acharya I How dams and embankments lead to floods |
Monsoon is here and so are devastating floods in Assam and Bihar. In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya speaks to water researcher Amitangshu Acharya on how our obsession with controlling rivers is leading to more floods.
17 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
24: In conversation with climatologist Chirag Dhara I How Climate Change works I India's first official climate change assessment
In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya discusses India's first climate change assessment and speaks with climatologist Chirag Dhara about the report.
17 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
23: Looking for a clean energy economy I In conversation with Ulka Kelkar I World approaches a heat barrier
In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya speaks with climate policy expert Ulka Kelkar about what an Indian clean energy economy would look like.
16 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
22: Environment Impact Assessment I In conversation with Neha Sinha I Environmental degradation and Climate Change
In this episode, host, Bibek Bhattacharya speaks with conservation biologist Neha Sinha on environmental degradation, the importance of the Environment Impact Assessments, and the link between climate change and the destruction of nature.
14 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
21: Climate Change and water I An interview with Aditi Mukherji I Sustainable agriculture
In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya talks about the uneven monsoon rainfall and speaks with water expert Aditi Mukherji on India's groundwater, sustainable agriculture practices, and much more.
16 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
20: India's climate change risks I In conversation with Arunabha Ghosh I India's energy future
In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya speaks with Dr. Arunabha Ghosh of CEEW on India's energy future, mapping risks, international cooperation and much more.
16 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
19: Talking to children about Climate Change I In conversation with Bijal Vachharajani I India's national Climate Change report
How do you talk to children about climate change? Host Bibek Bhattacharya speaks with children's book writer and publisher Bijal Vachharajani to find out.
16 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
18: Assam gas leak I An interview with Aruna Chandrasekhar I Media and Climate Change
In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya speaks to climate journalist Aruna Chandrasekhar about media coverage of environment, vulnerable communities, and climate change.
15 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
17: India's green economic recovery I An interview with Navroz K. Dubash I Climate Change and Policy
In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya speaks to climate policy expert Navroz K. Dubash about India's post-pandemic economic recovery and using policy for climate resilience.
15 minutes | May 29, 2020
16: Cyclone Amphan and Climate Change I Interview with Roxy Mathew Koll I Locust Attack
In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya speaks to climate scientist Roxy Mathew Koll to understand how climate change supercharged Cyclone Amphan, bleached coral reefs and brought locusts to India.
15 minutes | May 22, 2020
15: Covid-19 is a dress rehearsal for Climate Change I An interview with Shloka Nath of India Climate Collaborative I The importance of collective action
In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya talks to Shloka Nath of the India Climate Collaborative about the importance of the group effort, how the poorest are hit the hardest by both the pandemic and climate change, and how we can build resilience.
11 minutes | May 15, 2020
14: A New Season I Climate Change and Covid-19 I Why Science Matters
In the first episode of Season 2, host Bibek Bhattacharya talks about the effect of climate change on epidemic diseases and why our response to climate change should be guided by science.
8 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
13: The Season Finale | Book recommendations | Podcast recommendations
In the final episode of Season 1, host Bibek Bhattacharya gives a shoutout to three of his favourite books on Climate Change and the environment as well as a podcast recommendation.
9 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
12: The Cost of Climate Change | Climate Change mitigation | Financial loss
Some people say that climate change mitigation is too expensive. But if we don't spend now, we will have to pay a steeper cost later. In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya discusses the cost of Climate Change
10 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
11: What is Climate Change denial? | Climate Change hoax | Heating planet
When you hear someone say, "Climate Change is a hoax", this is climate change denial. In this episode Bibek Bhattacharya talks about how this works and how we can counter this with facts.
7 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
10: Declining Himalayan snow cover | Biodiversity | Climate Change
Winter snowfall sustains Himalayan communities as well as high mountain biodiversity. But Climate Change is playing havoc with seasonal cycles. Find out more with host Bibek Bhattacharya.
8 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
9: The Climate Change Blues | Health Crisis | Mental Health
One of the biggest health crises posed by Climate Change is about mental health. Yet, this is something that is little studied, especially in India. Host Bibek Bhattacharya talks about the climate change blues.
10 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
8: The Health of India's Forests | Forest cover | Forest fire
We keep hearing that India's forest cover is going up. What does this mean? And what does this hide? In this episode, host Bibek Bhattacharya discusses the health of India's forests.
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