80,000 Hours Podcast | 14 August 2023 | 2h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Hannah Ritchie about her book Not the End of the World: How We Can Be the First Generation to Build a Sustainable Planet. Discusses the case for environmental optimism, the importance of agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa, air pollution, biodiversity, solutions that address multiple environmental issues at once, how the world addressed the hole in the ozone layer, surprises from her research at Our World in Data, and the psychological challenges along the way.
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast | 5 January 2023 | 1h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Lindzen discussing the facts of climate change, the models used to predict it, the dismal state of academia, and the politicized world of “professional” science.
a16z | 30 November 2022 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Nan Ransohoff about using a nearly $1B advanced market commitment fund to try to jumpstart the market for carbon removal. Discusses the multivariate carbon equation, why emission reductions are not enough, the difference between offsets and permanent removal, who’s paying for tons today, moving down the cost curve, where policy fits in, and ultimately what success might look like in this nascent industry. Part 1 of a 3-part series on carbon removal.
Uncommon Knowledge | 22 September 2022 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bjorn Lomborg discussing recent record temperatures recorded all over the world. Argues that climate change is real and that humans are largely responsible for it – but that it is survivable and manageable – and not the extinction-level event it is often characterized as. Discusses practical ways to lower our carbon footprint and emissions, pointing out why “carbon-free by 2050” probably isn’t achievable and why we should make no massive changes to our economies or lifestyles to achieve it. Draws from his book False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.
The Power Hungry Podcast | 24 May 2022 | 1h 23m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alex Epstein about his book Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas – Not Less. Discusses why hydrocarbons cannot be replaced anytime soon, why so many “designated experts” on energy and climate are wrong, the false belief in the earth as a “delicate nurturer,” and why we need more intellectual openness and energy humanism in the policy debate.
Modern Wisdom | 18 September 2021 | 1h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Patrick Moore about his book Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom. Discusses his thoughts on humanity’s impact on global warming temperatures, his opinion on Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg, what people mean when they say we’ve only got 50 harvests left, whether we should be worried about rising sea levels and more.
Invest Like the Best | 18 March 2021 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Goldberg, the founder, and CEO of Carbon Direct, a company focused on advising and investing in carbon removal at scale. Discusses commodities trading, the state of the carbon problem today, the importance of global carbon standards and carbon taxes, and the necessity for and future of carbon capture and removal technologies.
HBR IdeaCast | 16 February 2021 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bill Gates about his book How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need. Makes the case for aggressive action to get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and insists that regulation isn’t enough. Argues that businesses need to pave the way forward by investing much more heavily in climate-friendly innovation.