How do we totally rethink our relationship with food, on a systems level? Not just thinking about what’s on our plate, but creating a consistent global food supply where no-one goes hungry? To share some ideas is Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, the Deputy Director in the Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. In conversation with Climate Curious co-hosts Ben Hurst and Maryam Pasha at Climate Week NYC, he explains how reconnecting with the basics can lead to better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life for all, leaving no one behind.
Climate can feel dull, depressing and doomsdayish. And no wonder! Given how bad climate news tends to be. Enter Jessica Kleczka, the climate psychologist, activist and educator behind ‘Positive Climate News’ – a weekly online series highlighting climate wins from around the world. Tune in to learn how focussing on the climate positives can help us hack our psychological hardwiring.
We spend 90% of our lives inside buildings, so why do think of mountains and lakes, not induction hobs and heat pumps, when it comes to taking climate action? Here to explain why electrification is the most cost-effective way to decarbonise your building is Stephanie Greene, RMI’s Managing Director of Carbon-Free Buildings Program. From saving you money, to giving you a better quality of life, tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to learn why electrified buildings are a win for our health, our finances, and the planet.
Eco-art isn’t about painting, it’s about engaging others to paint a better world, says eco-artist and former lawyer Xavier Cortada. Facing rising sea levels in his coastal hometown of Miami, Florida, Xavier started a movement around beautifully designed elevation markers highlighting the risk of flood damage. Tune into Climate Curious to understand how a creative vision can engage, educate and empower.
Energy bills making you feel climate furious? Here to debunk how electricity is made and why gas prices have gone crazy recently is Mark Dyson, a Managing Director with the Carbon-Free Electricity Program at RMI. In conversation live from Climate Week NYC with Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst, Mark shares why he’s 10 out of 10 sure that we can make a just transition to carbon-free electricity using wind and solar power, why coal-plants are dying but they’re not dead yet, and what a carbon-free future looks like.
Happy Veganuary! Isaias Hernandez, content creator @queerbrownvegan, joins Climate Curious to explore how we can make the plant-based movement more inclusive and accessible, shares tips for how you can take small steps to creatively redesign your relationship with food, and reveals their favourite Mexican vegan dish. Yum.
Pacific Islanders are calling for a climate victim overhaul. Tired of the doomism, typically depicted in global media as moments away from total inundation or annihilation – climate vulnerable nations are doing the most to ensure a carbon-free future. We speak to Josephine Latu-Sanft, a communications specialist and native Tongan to learn more about how we can all play our part in actively shifting the narrative and passing the mic back to those directly affected by climate change in the Global South.
In this week’s climate quickie, we hear from Josephine Latu-Sanft, an international communications expert and native Tongan on why climate doomism needs a reset. Being from a climate-vulnerable nation herself – the South Pacific Island of Tonga – Josephine shares the impact of being depicted in global media as powerless victims, moments away from total inundation or annihilation, and how we can reframe the representation of climate-vulnerable communities.
TV addicts rejoice! Climate action is coming to a screen near you. Well, your living room to be exact. From series and films to writers and production, Netflix is getting serious about climate action. Here to share why culture and entertainment is key to gaining mass engagement with climate change is Netflix’s Sustainability Officer, Emma Stewart. Live from Climate Week NYC, tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to learn how Netflix is working with creators to bring eco entertainment into everyday life, plus a watch-list of Emma’s top green premise shows.
UK energy bills are some of the highest in the world right now. How did we get here? Tune in with Climate Curious expert, Tessa Khan, the founder and director of Uplift, on why reducing our dependence on fossil fuels can solve the cost-of-greed crisis.