The Ezra Klein Show | 9 February 2021 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Elizabeth Kolbert about her book Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future. Discusses the prospect of intentionally sending sulphurous particles into the atmosphere to dim the sun, whether carbon capture technology could scale up to to make a dent in emissions levels, the ethics of using gene-editing technologies to make endangered species more resistant to climate change, the governance mechanisms needed to prevent these technologies from getting out of hand, what a healthier narrative about humanity’s relationship with nature would sound like, how the pandemic altered carbon emissions, and more.
Best of the Spectator | 25 August 2020 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Best of the Spectator | 1 September 2020 | 0h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes
Best of the Spectator | 8 September 2020 | 0h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
Three-part miniseries with Bjorn Lomborg and Matt Ridley on climate change. Discusses (1) how to conduct a calmer conversation about climate change; (2) whether human innovation can stop climate change, or merely manage and delay the challenges it poses; and (3) sets out the trade-offs involved with a green agenda, especially for the poor. Argues that while climate change is important, solving it shouldn’t come above all else.
Decouple | 16 July 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mark Lynas about his book Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency. Describes his process of summarising IPCC source material studies and laying out for each degree of warming what the human and environmental implications are for our warming world.
Quillette Podcast | 11 July 2020 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Shellenberger about his book Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. Discusses global warming, natural disasters, media scaremongering – and why the world is actually getting safer, notwithstanding the scaremongering of Extinction Rebellion.
Uncommon Knowledge | 28 July 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bjorn Lomborg about his book False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet. Argues for treating climate as a serious problem but not an extinction-level event justifying huge economic changes. Addresses some of the most vociferous climate policy critics, including Greta Thunberg, David Wallace-Wells and proponents of the Green New Deal. Also discusses some promising emerging technologies and why worst-case scenarios are often just that – scenarios that are used to motivate the public into action but are not likely to occur.
How I Built This with Guy Raz | 11 May 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Pat Brown about leaving his dream job at 60 to found a business to create delicious meat from plants. Alarmed at the destructive impact of meat production on the environment, he set out to make a burger so juicy and flavorful that even meat-lovers would crave it. After some painstaking research, Pat’s team created the Impossible Burger, and famous chefs started to feature it in their restaurants. In 2019, the Impossible Whopper launched at Burger King, and today Pat’s company, Impossible Foods, is valued at nearly $4 billion.
The Ezra Klein Show | 19 December 2019 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jane Flegal discussing the technology and anthropology of geoengineering. Covers the state of the technology, its advantages and disadvantages, and issues with its governance.
The TED Interview | 11 December 2019 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Christiana Figueres, who brokered the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat climate change. Provides an inside look at the negotiations that led to a commitment from 195 countries to work toward a low carbon future.