Manchester Green New Deal podcast

"We've been running scared for 30 Years" interview with Kevin Anderson

May 30, 2021 Season 2 Episode 14
Manchester Green New Deal podcast
"We've been running scared for 30 Years" interview with Kevin Anderson
Show Notes

This episode was recorded on March 18th 2021

This show is ostensibly about environmental politics. The grinding friction between our natural world and the citizens who have been chosen to act on behalf of society. It is important to remember though, even with all the fantastic powers and creations of humanity, we are beholden to nature and to the physics that govern it.  The planet doesn't care about what colour ribbon you're wearing, it cares about the PPM of CO2 in the air.

This week on the show we are joined By Professor Kevin Anderson, Chair of  energy and climate change at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at the University of Manchester and a researcher for the Tyndall Center. We discuss the hard facts and modelling around climate change,  what a 1.5 and 2 degree world looks like, the failures of the Paris agreement, who holds responsibility for decarbonising  and the timeline of the last 50 years that brought us to this precipice.   

Disclaimer: Andrew made a right meal out of some of the audio for this episode.  He's been shot and replaced with a better Andrew with even more luxurious hair, our sincere apologies.

Shout outs

Rosamund Kissi-Debrah : a clean air campaigner who has raised awareness on the dangers of the pollutions in our cities after the tragic death of her daughter Ella, being the first death officially linked to air pollution in the UK.

GMB for there tireless work for Uber Drivers

XR Manchester- for putting their bodies on the line in defending Ryebank Fields

Sean Benstead for his excellent article on reclaiming the city

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