The Climate Papers
Anxiety Vs Apathy
Season 2, Ep. 2
In this second episode of our Climate Risk series researcher and writer Freya Roberts from UCL's Climate Action Unit and Professor Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, discuss the need to get the right message across to all sectors of society around risk. What lessons have we learnt from Covid and is there a right or wrong way to sharing information?
Climate Risk & Attribution
Season 2, Ep. 4
In this fourth episode we discuss climate risk and attribution – understanding how man-made 'forcing factors' can affect the intensity and probability of extreme weather events such as heat waves and extreme rainfall leading to droughts and flooding. As our understanding of this emerging and complex area of climate science increases we may be better placed to understand climate risk and avoid or adapt to extremes of weather. To unpack this issue we are joined by Dr Neven Fučkar, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, COP26 Fellow in Climate Risk, and Departmental Tutor at the University of Oxford and Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Season 2, Ep. 3
In this third episode we discuss climate risk tipping points – those moments when a small change or changes become so significant they cause a much larger and often irreversible shift. Have we reached such a point with climate change? The most recent IPCC report appears to suggest that we are now on such an irrevocable path. We are joined by climate scientist Dr Eric Mackie from the University of Cambridge and Dr Luke Kemp, a research associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge.
Climate Risk 2022: What you should know
Season 2, Ep. 1
In this first of a series of Climate Papers podcasts produced in conjunction with the UK Universities Climate Network we talk with experts Alyssa Gilbert from Imperial College London, Emily Shuckburgh from Cambridge Zero, Kris De Meyer from King's College London and Craig Hutton from the University of Southampton to get an insight and introduction to climate risk and why it is so important to understand, quantify and mitigate it as far as possible. Building on the work of the Climate Risk project managed by Cambridge Zero (University of Cambridge) and the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, the series will look at climate risk from a variety of angles – how it is assessed, communicated, and translated into action.Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash