Climate Conversations invite environmental scientists, community representatives and decision-makers to discuss some of the most important themes of the climate crisis.
‘The Changing Arctic’ video brings together David Thomas, Professor of Arctic Ecosystems Research at the University of Helsinki and Crystal Martin-Lapenskie, former President of the National Inuit Youth Council to explore how the Arctic regions are changing through their first-hand experience. The conversation is convened by Jane Rumble, Head of Polar Regions Department, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
The five-part series of Climate Conversations is supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and produced by Glasgow Science Centre and Bespoken Media
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EPISODE 5, CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS
How can we predict extreme weather events, and measure the impact they have on life on this planet?
Hosted by Dragon’s Den investor and business expert Deborah Meaden, and featuring Dr Cornelia Klein and Steve Trent, this episode combines the science of storm patterns with the very real effects of extreme weather events on communities across the world. And, as the climate crisis develops, how well placed is the UK to deal with extreme weather events as they become increasingly likely? These conversations are the opinions of the contributors and not necessarily the views of NERC.
EPISODE 4, CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS
“It can’t be about us without us.”
How can we make sure those most affected by the Climate Crisis have their voices heard?
How can we make conversations on climate change accessible to all? This episode explores the changes we need to consider. Fraser Stewart is a clean energy researcher at the University of Strathclyde, in conversation with Emmanuel Zuza, an agricultural researcher originally from Malawi, and Charles Baldaia, who grew up in a Brazilian favela. With thanks to Tori Tsui.
EPISODE 3, CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS
What’s it like under the ground and how might this play a part in powering our future
With Johann Macdougall of The Scottish Government, Dr Alison Monaghan from British Geological Survey and Bob McDonald & Colin Findlay, co-authors of A History of Coalmining in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
EPISODE 2, CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS
How difficult is it for companies to commit to going greener, and what is the appetite for green finance from consumers and customers?
Polly Billington, CEO of UK100, speaks with Kate McKay from Glasgow savings and investments business Nude, and Dr Nicola Ranger, Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment.
THE CHANGING ARCTIC
EPISODE 1, CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS
Discover how the Arctic regions are rapidly changing. Hear from those who explore the Arctic through research, and those who call it home.
With David N. Thomas of University of Helsinki , Crystal Martin-Lapenskie, former President of The National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) and Jane Rumble from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.