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Challenging Climate

Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine

Asking tough questions about the science, technology, and politics of climate change, two climate researchers challenge leading experts on one of the defining issues of our age. Every two weeks, they explore how we can fight global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions, carbon removal, adaptation and solar geoengineering. Dr. Jesse Reynolds and Dr. Pete Irvine consider the roles of computer models and persuasive narratives, economics and public policy, and renewable energy and national security in the climate debate, and look beyond to issues such as biotechnology and international development.

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music by Peter Danilchuk @clambgramb (IG/Twitter).

48. Jonathan Blake and Nils Gilman on planetary governanceMay 28, 2024
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47. Shuchi Talati on ethics and governance of solar geoengineeringApril 30, 2024
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46. Ulrike Lohmann on clouds, aerosols and solar radiation modificationApril 02, 2024
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45. Benjamin Sovacool and Chad Baum on global trends in public perceptions of climate technologiesMarch 07, 2024
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44. George Monbiot on environmentalism and climate activismMarch 05, 2024
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43. Janos Pasztor on global climate policy and geoengineeringFebruary 06, 2024
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42. David Stainforth on climate models and uncertaintyJanuary 09, 2024
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41. David Keith on Climate Systems EngineeringDecember 12, 2023
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40. Jennifer Allan on global climate governance and the COP28 agendaNovember 14, 2023
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39. Greg Nemet on how solar became cheap (with Energy vs Climate)October 17, 2023
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A brief podcast review and updateJune 27, 2023
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38. Richard Tol on Climate Economics: the cost of carbon, geoengineering & IPCCJune 13, 2023
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37. Emma Marris on our rambunctious garden: wilderness and human influence on nature May 30, 2023
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36. John Moore on the melting cryosphere and glacier geoengineering May 16, 2023
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35. Steve Smith on net zero pledges and CDR strategies & techMay 02, 2023
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34. Heleen de Coninck on the IPCC, climate tech & a just Net Zero transition April 18, 2023
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33. David Fahey on the Montreal Protocol, ozone depletion and SRM April 04, 2023
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32. Chris Stark on the UK’s Climate Change CommitteeMarch 21, 2023
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31. Ken Caldeira on politics in research and the feasibility of the energy transitionMarch 07, 2023
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30. Andrew Revkin on climate journalism - its evolution, perils and narrative captureFebruary 21, 2023
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29. Daniel Harrison on Marine Cloud Brightening and the RRAPFebruary 07, 2023
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28. Erica Thompson on escaping Model LandJanuary 24, 2023
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27. Luke Iseman on his for-profit solar geoengineering venture - Make SunsetsJanuary 10, 2023
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26. The Anniversary SpecialDecember 27, 2022
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25. Patrick Brown on extreme weather and the obvious climate strategyDecember 13, 2022
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