A HUGE Planet Pod thank you

Covid-19 continues to be a huge challenge and threat and all of us at Planet Pod want to extend to extend our sympathy and concern for those who have lost loved ones and our enormous sense of gratitude for everyone who is working so hard on our behalf to protect us and keep the country going.  From those in the NHS and across the care sector to the delivery drivers, to everyone in food production and farming, in the supply chains and those who are keeping the supermarkets open, for rubbish and recycling collectors, the posties, the energy and transport workers and the countless others on whom we really. A Huge Planet Pod Thank You. 

Essential listening for everyone who cares about the planet

From politicians to protesters, scientists to entrepreneurs, we talk to the people behind the headlines. We are in a climate emergency. What can we do to protect our planet? This podcast aims to empower our listeners to act. Together we can make great strides towards halting climate change. The time to act is now.

In addition to our regular podcasts, Planet Pod is partnering with The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College for a series delving into the science behind the Climate Emergency and Getting to Net Zero. Planet Pod is a non-profit making, independent podcast brought to you by Achill Management. Our partners include The Grantham Institute and Planet Mark.

New Episodes

Save the Punk Turtle!

Did you know 50 billion years of evolutionary history is under threat of extinction?  Rikki Gumbs from ZSL Edge programme and Dr James Rosindell discuss punk turtles (aka Mary River Turtle), how to Zoom in on the Tree of Life and why we need to save the rarest and most precious of our species who are on the edge of extinction.

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Curly-Headed Fish Hoovers

Lost to the UK since Roman times, according to Ben Macdonald – conservation writer, field director in wildlife television and keen naturalist – the enormous Dalmatian pelican might once again be spotted (no pun intended) gliding across our marshes and wetlands. Along with John Arbon from WWT’s London Wetland Centre, Ben describes the dramatic decline of the bird population in the UK over the past 2000 years and the hopes for the future rebirding of the country. Pockets of diverse wildlife as seen on John’s patch at Barnes could spread and be re-established. Not a flight of fancy but an exciting, realisable vision.

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Paying for Net Zero

Transition to Green Energy – who pays? The producer, the polluter or the consumer? Join our expert guests Neil Hirst, Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Mitigation at the Grantham Institute and Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy as they discuss the paradigm shift we need in policy and regulation that will free up the consumer so we can make our own decisions about how to heat and power our homes.

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