What Comes After What Comes Next
Series Two Coming Soon!
Series two drops this Saturday. Look forward to joining you then!
Why we must listen to indigenous voices with Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Season 2, Ep. 4
When Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim was a child, Lake Chad in her home country spanned 10,000 km2. Today, because of climate change, it is around a tenth of that size.As Hindou puts its "climate change is not about our future, it's about our present.”Hindou is an expert in the adaptation and mitigation of indigenous peoples to climate change. She is a member of the Mbororo pastoralist people in Chad and President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT). Oumarou Ibrahim is an advocate for the greater inclusion of indigenous people and their knowledge and traditions in the global movement to fight the effects of climate change.Soon after we started talking Hindou reminded me that "when you are born an indigenous person, you are born an activist for the environment.”On the one hand, this is an upsetting conversation about the impact climate change is having right now on indigenous peoples all over the world. On the other hand, it is an inspiring, hopeful conversation about our capacity to build a better, cleaner, low carbon future. As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback email@example.com.Follow James onTwitter,Facebook, andInstagram.
The habitable earth with David Wallace-Wells
Season 2, Ep. 3
James catches up with author and journalist David Wallace-Wells. David's 2017 best-selling book The Uninhabitable Earth began with the now-famous line “it is worse, much worse, than you think.” It then goes on to set out in rich and forensic detail what the impacts of climate change could be for our politics, our culture, our economy, and our psychology. It's one hell of a book and comes highly recommended, especially as more and more countries come forward with emissions reduction pledges. The Uninhabitable Earth started life as an article for the New Yorker. Within a couple of days of publication, it was themost-read articlethe magazine had ever published. Four years after writing it, what gives David hope that we can avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis and build a better, cleaner future for his young kids? As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback firstname.lastname@example.org.Follow James onTwitter,Facebook, andInstagram.
Climate science and protecting the "best" planet with Dr. Kate Marvel
Season 2, Ep. 2
This week James catches up with world-renowned climate scientist and science writer, Dr. Kate Marvel.Kate is research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and a professor at Columbia University’s Department of Applied Physics and Mathematics.One of the reasons for inviting Kate on the show was to get to the bottom of how a climate model works. How can we know with any certainty what we are doing to the planet – and why are there still some things that we do not know for sure? What role do the oceans play? Why a hotter planet is more conducive to natural disasters? What are the differences between a world that experiences a 2°C temperature increase as opposed to a 5°C temperature increase?As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback at email@example.com.Follow James onTwitter,Facebook, andInstagram.