The Climate Papers
Hot, hot, hot – how communities cope with extreme weather
Season 2, Ep. 5
In this fifth episode we discuss the public health risks associated with the more frequent extremes of weather we are likely to experience as a result of climate change. We discuss aspects of vulnerability and resilience to the effect of these extremes and how a joined up approach can help individuals and communities to cope better. To get into the detail of this issue we are joined by Dr Ana Raquel Nunes, Assistant Professor in Environmental Change and Public Health at the Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, and Ross Thompson, Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist within the Extreme Events and Health Protection team at the UK Heath Security Agency.
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.
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 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