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Positive Feedback Podcast
39 minutes | Nov 13, 2017
Global emissions hit record high after three-year pause
For three years, the world's emissions of greenhouses gases from fossil fuels and industry had plateaued. But the release of new figures from the Global Carbon Project suggests that pause may be over. The Global Carbon Project's Dr Pep Canadell gives us the numbers and explains why emissions are on the up again. Climate policy expert Professor Frank Jotzo asks what that means for policies around the world. Global Carbon Project http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/ Dr Pep Canadell https://twitter.com/pepcanadell?lang=en Prof Frank Jotzo https://twitter.com/frankjotzo?lang=en Follow host Graham Readfearn https://twitter.com/readfearn?lang=en
60 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
The Anthropocene - a new epoch, all of our own making
What is the anthropocene, and could it be anything other than a really bad news story for us humans that created it? This episode is a recording of a session from the 2017 Brisbane Writers Festival, featuring: *Clair Brown, economics professor at the University of California and author of Buddhist Economics - http://buddhisteconomics.net/about/ *Charles Massy, sheep farmer, academic and landscape manager and author of Call of the Reed Warbler -https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2017/07/18/93409/call-of-the-reed-warbler-charles-massy-uqp/ *Clive Hamilton, public ethics professor at Charles Sturt University, writer and author of Defiant Earth - http://clivehamilton.com/books/defiant-earth-the-fate-of-humans-in-the-anthropocene/ Follow host Graham Readfearn twitter.com/readfearn
48 minutes | Oct 19, 2017
How a 1969 snorkel trip led to a shocking discovery about the future for the world's coral reefs.
Marine biologist Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg "almost fell off the chair" when he realised how vulnerable the world's coral reefs would be to climate change. But after being attacked as an "alarmist", it turns out he may have been too conservative. Follow host Graham Readfearn https://twitter.com/readfearn
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