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The Sustainable Futures Report

 

 

Welcome to the Sustainable Futures Report, a weekly podcast on all things sustainable. You can find the text with links to sources at http://www.sustainablefutures.report . Show your support at patreon.com/sfr

 

Feb 15, 2019

We need to do something about climate change. David Attenborough says so. Extinction Rebellion says so. Kids are coming out of school on Friday to say so. We need to do more. Business needs to do more. The government needs to do much more.

I'm trying not to shout, but it's...


Feb 8, 2019

Sailing through the Antarctic - Learning to live with an electric car - UK carbon emissions fall -Fast food companies under pressure to reduce emissions - Fashion retailers ignoring environmental impact - BP and global climate goals - The warmest century - Factfulness, a book you should read - and is your...


Feb 1, 2019

How much energy does it take to make a Google search? Is there enough electricity to go round? How close are we to 100% renewables? Can we extract electricity from the air? (Well, not the air exactly...) Should I upgrade my smartphone? And who went and rubbed shoulders with some of the richest people in the world...


Jan 25, 2019

Time to stop a war, to stop air pollution and stop the ice from melting. Time to go electric, or maybe go hydrogen and to go underground to hide that nasty carbon. 

Stories this week from Yemen, DEFRA and the Department of Transport, from Alaska and Greenland and from the American courts. Nothing at all about Brexit....


Jan 18, 2019

What do we think of human influence on the Earth? "Relaxed, but not complacent," says Chris Thomas. He's an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of York and a Fellow of the Royal Society. In a wide-ranging discussion he tells me why he's optimistic, although we need to take urgent action to cut carbon...