Climate Change Science

Are we ready for 2 degrees plus?

The Climate Change Committee’s Annual Report to Parliament calls for immediate and systemic change if we are to build a green recovery post Covid.

Learning from the Ice

Join us as we talk to climate science expert Professor Martin Siegert about his work to investigate what conditions were like on earth during the Pliocene era (5.3 to 2.6 million years ago) – the last time atmospheric carbon emissions were around 400ppm for a prolonged period.  We explore what conditions then can tell us about what we might encounter if we don’t reduce our current levels of carbon.

PP’s A to Z Guide to Climate Change and the Environment

Join Amanda and Jim for this special Covid 19-free podcast as they step their way from A to Z and guide you through some useful climate change and environment terms. Essential listening to prep for those Houseparty quizzes or help out with home schooling assignments. We hope all our listeners are staying safe and well and wish everyone good health. Happy listening!

Black Elephants and Black Swans

Join us to unpick what we can learn from the current Covid 19 pandemic.  Could there be a possible green benefit when we emerge from the worst global health crisis for 100 years? Learn while you self isolate! Listen to Dr Ajay Gambhir and Alyssa Gilbert from Grantham Institute discuss all this and more.

Quicker, bigger, better!

Our fifth in our Grantham series looks at the role of innovation in helping us to deliver things to the market that have an impact in a timescale which is 10 times shorter and involving 10 times as many people than the Industrial Revolution – and doing this without making too many boo boos along the way! We discuss who has been thinking about what that takes and how we innovate the way we innovate.

On the road to net zero

We kick off 2020 with Planet Pod’s fourth episode in collaboration with the Grantham Institute which looks at the impact of travel and transport on climate change and our ability to achieve a net zero carbon economy by 2050. Amanda is joined by experts Dr Audrey de Nazelle and Dr Mark Stettler. We look at the intersection between environmental sciences, health behaviour, transportation, air quality and urban planning and consider what’s the right route to get us to a net zero future.

Talking Trash

Get down and dirty with Planet Pod.
We talk about waste – methane, landfill and water. How wasteful is the UK? Where does your recycling go? How much is recycled? What is residual waste? Can you avoid making waste in the first place? Can waste have value?
In this third episode of our series about getting to Net Zero, Professors Chris Cheeseman and Nick Voulvoulis of The Grantham Institute spill the beans about what happening in the UK’s bins.

Clean Energy Revolution

Clean Green Energy: locally sourced – locally managed. Just a pipe dream or realistic vision of the future? In the second of our shared series with the Grantham Institute, Dr Jeff Hardy and Dr Madeleine Morris explore what smart local net zero energy systems mean for our communities, for our energy bills and for our lives … a positive smorgasbord of new ways of heating and powering our homes and businesses….!

Planet Pod gets to Zero

Join Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change member and Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III Professor Jim Skea & Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for the first in our shared series on getting to Net Zero. They take an in-depth look at the target of net zero emissions and help to answer questions like What is Net Zero? How do we achieve it? What will it look like? Can we get there by 2050?