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ClimateGenn hosted by Nick Breeze

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Interviews with environmental / climate change experts discussing the choices we collectively face in determining what future we will shape for ourselves, future generations, and all other life within the biosphere. The podcast is produced by Nick Breeze - find out more at https://genn.cc + https://… read more

73 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Dr Delton Chen | Ministry For A Living System Economy

May 10th, 2022

32:41

In this ClimateGenn episode I speak with Dr Delton Chen, the originator of the ‘Chen Paper’ concept made famous by Kim Stanley Robinson in his book, Ministry For The Future.  Delton is an engineer by training but has …

Dr Paul Behrens - Food Security In A Vulnerable World

April 14th, 2022

29:15

In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking with Dr Paul Behrens about how the global food system is vulnerable to the domino effects that arise from …

Stemming The Rise Of Ecofascism with Sam Moore & Alex Roberts

March 31st, 2022

27:48

In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking to authors, podcasters, and activists, Sam Moore and Alex Roberts whose recently published book, The Rise Of Ecofascism, explores the characteristics of past, present, and …

David Spratt | Cascading Tipping Points & Existential Risk Management

March 19th, 2022

23:08

In this ClimateGenn episode I am speaking with Research Director of the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration in Melbourne, David Spratt, about assessing climate risk and why incremental tweaks to reduce …

Dr James Hansen | A decade old and fresh as hell

March 13th, 2022

20:40

In this ClimateGenn special episode, I publishing my first interview with Dr Jim Hansen who was at the time Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. This was recorded in 2012 at the European Geophysical …

Sir Tim Smit | Eden Projects for the future (come the revolution!)

February 25th, 2022

43:42

In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking with Eden Project founder, Sir Tim Smit about the stories that need to be told to create the future we …

Dr Min Hee Go | Rethinking Community Resilience after Climate Catastrophe

February 18th, 2022

20:35

In this episode of ClimateGenn I am speaking with Dr Minnie Go about her recent book ‘Rethinking Community Resilience’ looking in detail at how the city of New Orleans emerged from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

Population, Consumption & Climate Change | Dr Paul Behrens

February 7th, 2022

28:21

In this episode of ClimateGenn I am speaking to Dr Paul Behrens about the complexity of population, consumption and climate change.

Support this …

Professor Katharine Hayhoe: [Who Is] Saving Us[?] - ClimateGenn Podcast

January 19th, 2022

24:21

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In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking to author …

MEER | Mirrors For earth’s Energy Rebalancing with Dr Ye Tao at Harvard University

January 1st, 2022

22:39

In this ClimateGenn episode, I speak to Dr Ye Tao at Harvard University who is head of the Mirrors for Earth Energy Rebalancing (MEER).

You can …

Dr Tero Mustonen | Cascading Arctic Changes will create new planet soon

December 23rd, 2021

37:24

In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking Dr Tero Mustonen who is based within the Arctic Circle about the enormous changes happening there today and that are going to cascade across the globe impacting every one of us.

Author Tom Rosenstiel Discusses New Political Climate Thriller: The Days To Come

December 12th, 2021

30:26

In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking with author Tom Rosenstiel about his new political thriller, The Days To Come. Tom has switched hats from …

Prof. Peter Wadhams | Can we remove billions of tonnes of CO2? And methane?

December 8th, 2021

34:33

In this ClimateGenn episode, I am speaking to professor Peter Wadhams from the University of Cambridge about his recent research for a book he is writing on the viability of greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere.  

Secretariat Susie Townend: Scotland’s Climate Assembly informs both people & policy

December 1st, 2021

20:24

Political elites in the UK have never looked more out of touch than they do today. Despite this, in Scotland, we see a Climate Citizens Assembly that …

Dr Saleemul Huq | "Vulnerable Countries Left Glasgow with Tears In Their Eyes"

November 25th, 2021

19:32

In this ClimateGenn podcast episode, I am speaking to Dr Saleemul Huq about the true outcome of COP26 highlighting how the UK Presidency abandoned …

Dr Paul Behrens New Book: Best of Times, Worst of Times | Choosing The Future We [don't] want

November 23rd, 2021

30:05

In this episode, recorded in Glasgow, I speak to Dr Paul Behrens from Leiden University about how, regardless of what choices we make, humanity is …

COP26 Wrap Up | Is the process for purpose? Sir David King & Professor Kevin Anderson

November 22nd, 2021

26:41

In this special podcast edition, I have combined the two interviews with Sir David King and Professor Kevin Anderson to create a wrap-up commentary …

COP26 Notes: Adaptation Panel with F4F Jakapita Kandanga, Prof Alice Hill, Prof Kevin Anderson, Prof Sir Kavid King

November 21st, 2021

1:21:19

Welcome to the shortened edit of the Adaptation panel that I moderated during COP26 in Glasgow with Pooran Desai.

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On the panel we had …

Professor Jason Box Addendum: How is Denmark doing on its climate pledges?

November 17th, 2021

8:32

After filming the Greenland interview on the Denamrk pavilion in the Blue Zone at COP26, we recorded this short segment on Jason's view on how …

COP26 NOTEBOOK | The Threat of Ice | Prof's Box, Bamber & Huss

November 16th, 2021

34:18

In this miniseries of podcasts, I am uploading a selection of the recordings that I took from COP26 starting with this one with 3 ice scientists, Professor Jonathan Bamber, Professor Jason Box, and Professor Matthias …

Inside COP26Glasgow; is this the ambition needed to avert disaster? Nick Breeze with Prof's Kevin Anderson & Jonathan Bamber

November 4th, 2021

19:24

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am inside the COP attending talks and speaking mainly to scientists but also half listening to the pledges and commitments being made. What is striking is the sense of foreboding …

Professor Rupert Read | Denial On Trial & What To Do When The COP fails

October 28th, 2021

17:19

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to professor Rupert Read on the eve of his trial that has since taken place resulting in a …

Professor Kevin Anderson: “To hell in a hand cart”

October 1st, 2021

28:54

In the run-up to COP26 we face a new onslaught of mainstream media coverage of how this conference will decide the fate of humanity. The truth is …

Saleemul Huq | “We have crossed a climate threshold” | ADAPT NOW

September 10th, 2021

13:22

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Dr Saleemul Huq is a highly respected climate scientist from Bangladesh who …

Climate Famine In S. Madagascar | "...a crisis that should not happen!"

September 2nd, 2021

12:09

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In this special episode of Shaping The Future, I …

Alice Hill | Adaptation Critical To Our Global Climate Preparedness Strategy

August 24th, 2021

35:03

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In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Alice Hill who was Special Assistant to President Obama at the …

How Climate Change Intersects With Global Security | Dr Chad Briggs

August 16th, 2021

23:52

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Contents with Timestamps

  1. Hybrid Warfare 01:35
  2. Resilience targeting 4:35

Arctic Briefing | Sir David King Interview | Climate Crisis Advisory Group

July 30th, 2021

27:21

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with former UK Government Chief Science Advisor, Sir David King. Sir David has recently set up the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG) to respond with agility to the …

Facing The Future | Climate Psychology + Deep Adaptation

July 27th, 2021

24:42

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Adrian Tait, co-founder of the Climate Psychology Alliance about his contribution to the …

Martin Bunzl | Thinking While Walking | Are we delusional about our perception of nature?

July 6th, 2021

36:54

In this episode, I speak to the philosopher, Martin Bunzl, about his new book, Thinking While Walking, Reflections on the Pacific Crest Trail.

As Martin traverses the 2650 mile trail from the Mexican-US border to the …

Measuring Impact; don't know? Don't care! Margaret Kim, CEO, Gold Standard

July 3rd, 2021

21:21

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Gold Standard CEO, Margaret Kim. Gold Standard sets the standard for climate positive …

Climate As A Driver Of Conflict | General Ghazi

July 1st, 2021

14:47

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This episode features an interview with former Pakistani Defence Minister General Ghazi. I recorded this at COP25 in Madrid and am replaying here …

The Climate Coup | Mark Alizart

June 22nd, 2021

27:01

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In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with French philosopher Mark Alizart about his new book The Climate Coup.  

The …

Ecosia Search Engine Founder/CEO, Christian Kroll | Turning profits into trees

June 18th, 2021

22:27

In this episode of Shaping The Future. Am speaking with Christian Kroll, founder, and CEO of Ecosia, the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine …

‘Plastic – An Autobiography’ | Allison Cobb discusses facing existential threats

June 15th, 2021

18:32

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I speak with the author, Allison Cobb, about her new book titled ‘Plastic - An Autobiography’.

With poetic sensitivity, Allison explores the complexity of how plastic has become …

Russian Arctic Methane Releases & Subsea Permafrost Degradation | Professor Örjan Gustafsson (Part 2)

May 26th, 2021

32:39

In this second episode of the methane miniseries, I speak to Professor Orjan Gustafsson from Stockholm University about his team's ongoing …

Glaciologist Dr Heidi Sevestre | Fight Hard For 1.5ºC | Have We Crossed Permafrost Threshold?

May 16th, 2021

17:13

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Glaciologist, Dr Heidi Sevestre, about the changing state of the Arctic, the outlook for …

Arctic Methane Releases In Siberia | Professor Igor Semiletov PT 1

May 12th, 2021

14:21

This can also be seen as a video edit with previously unseen footage from the last voyage in late 2020: https://youtu.be/lGgcUSJbAqE

The transcript will also be posted on https://genn.cc and

Striving for an equitable pathway to the future | Saffran Mihnar

May 5th, 2021

20:50

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with the Director of Development and Communications at EarthLanka, Saffran Mihnar. Saffran is an …

Dr Wolfgang Knorr | Net Zero Is A Trap

April 28th, 2021

21:59

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am talking to DR Wolfgang Knorr - a climate scientist with over 25 years working for many agencies and …

Earth Day Special | Flipping Agriculture from Carbon Source to Sink

April 22nd, 2021

27:55

Welcome to Shaping The Future - in this special Earth Day Episode I am discussing the exciting prospect of how we can turn the global agricultural …

Tipping Points In Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier

April 20th, 2021

22:35

Welcome to Shaping The Future. In this episode, I am speaking with Dr Sebastian Rosier about his work studying the tipping points in Antarctica’s …

Professor David Keith | Hacking The Climate

April 4th, 2021

38:16

This was recorded as a collaboration between my podcast Shaping The Future, Cambridge Zero and the Cambridge Festival. Below is more information. …

Rupert Read discusses Philosophy Public Lecture Series 2021: Bad News is Good News? The Upside of Down

January 29th, 2021

16:26

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to philosopher, author and climate activist Professor Rupert Read. Rupert has organised the ‘Philosophy Public Lecture Series 2021: Bad News is Good News? The Upside …

Antarctic Ice Melt: A Recipe For Global Catastrophe Unless We Act Now | Professor James Renwick

January 28th, 2021

16:51

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to climate scientist Professor James Renwick, about the scale of the risks posed by the melting of the East and West Antarctic ice sheets due to human emissions from …

COVID & Climate | mental Health Crisis Among The Most Vulnerable Needs Us To Cooperate | Saima Wazed

January 24th, 2021

17:28

Welcome to Shaping Te Future - in this episode, I am talking with Saima Wazed who is one of the 25 experts advising the World Health Organisation’s panel on mental health and she is also the founder of the Not For …

Decoding NOAA’s Arctic Report Card With Contributing Climate Scientist, Dr Zack Labe

December 10th, 2020

19:43

In this special inserted episode of Shaping The Future, we are discussing the 15th National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (or NOAA) Arctic Report Card that was published this week giving a detailed overview …

Dr Jennifer Francis - Abrupt cooling in the Arctic?

December 8th, 2020

9:52

In this episode of Shaping The Future, we discuss the abrupt cooling of the Arctic in the late summer months that is preventing the widely …

Will Biden’s climate plans bear fruit? - Dan Lashof, World Resources Institute US Director

December 2nd, 2020

15:38

In this episode of Shaping The Future, we are discussing the incoming Biden administration’s agenda on climate change and whether they can achieve it.
Dan Lashof is the US Director of the World Resources Institute based …

The Vatican’s head of Ecology, Father Josh, ‘Pandemic is a warning to humans’

November 27th, 2020

18:42

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking to the Vatican’s head of ecology, Father Josh, who also happens to be coordinating the COVID-19 …

Turning Oil Green | Wall Street Energy Analyst Dan Dicker Discusses His New Book

November 19th, 2020

19:03

In this episode of Shaping The Future I am talking to Wall Street energy analyst Dan Dicker about his new book, Turning Oil Green- A market based path to renewables.

Dan’s book gives us a lot of fascinating insights …

Skyseed | What can fiction teach us about climate catastrophe? Interview with author, Prof. Bill McGuire

November 9th, 2020

14:02

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I’m discussing the risks posed by Geoengineering in the context of averting worst-case climate change, with author Professor Bill McGuire.

Bill's new book, Skyseed, is his first …

Laptev Sea Not Refreezing & Other Arctic Climate Notes With Dr. Zack Labe

November 4th, 2020

19:43

Welcome to Shaping The Future. In this episode I am speaking with Dr Zack Labe at Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science about …

Rabbi Yonatan Neril | New Book EcoBible | Spiritual Beings In A physical World

October 29th, 2020

15:05

Welcome to Shaping The Future - In this episode, I am speaking to Rabbi Yonatan Neril in Jerusalem about his newly co-authored Eco-Bible, a book that reaches back through more than 2000 years of religious texts.

At a …

Food & Climate Change Without The Hot Air - Prof Sarah Bridle discusses

October 25th, 2020

17:24

Welcome to Shaping The Future - in this episode, I am speaking with scientist and author, Professor Sarah Bridle, about her recently published book, ‘Food & Climate Change Without The Hot Air’ - Sarah’s book …

How We Can Use Meteorology as a tool for a safer future and save vulnerable lives in the face of climate change

October 20th, 2020

15:05

Welcome to Shaping The Future - in this episode, I am talking with meteorologist Scott Duncan, about how weather data is used to inform both the …

ICOS: a system that spots collapsing carbon sinks & is a vital tool for our future

October 15th, 2020

17:12

Welcome to Shaping The Future and in this episode, I am talking to the Secretary-General of ICOS - The Integrated Carbon Observation System, Dr. habil. Werner L. Kutsch.

ICOS is a network of ocean and ground-based …

The Climate App | A new innovation for the people, by the people

October 8th, 2020

16:15

Doing our bit to avert the very worst of climate change means going beyond nodding along in agreement with those who are sounding the alarm about the dangers we all face from pumping hundreds of billions of tonnes of …

Professor Peter Wadhams | Climate Vaccines, Carbon Removal & COVID-19 Go Exponential

September 24th, 2020

20:06

Welcome to Shaping The Future - this interview is with author and Cambridge polar ice scientist Professor Peter Wadhams.

WE discuss the common …

Sir Jonathan Porritt discusses his new climate change book, Hope In Hell

September 17th, 2020

23:26

Welcome to Shaping The Future - this week I am speaking with long-term environmental campaigner and author, Sir Jonathon Porritt, about his new book ‘Hope In Hell’. I urge anyone looking for a comprehensive overview of …

University Of Cambridge’s Hugh Hunt On Geoengineering The Arctic: ‘crazy ideas have potential’

September 9th, 2020

20:23

“Surely if you are going to be intervening with some risk in something where the risk is greater if you don’t intervene then let’s research the intervention!”

Welcome to this episode of Shaping The Future - From …

Extinction Rebellion Cofounder Gail Bradbrook | It's Time For Autumn Rebellion

September 2nd, 2020

17:03

In this episode of Shaping The Future, I am speaking with Gail Bradbrook, environmental activist and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, as the Autumn rebellion gains momentum in major cities across the UK.  Gail talks …

Climate Scientist & Author Peter Kalmus speaks out

August 29th, 2020

41:55

In this episode, I interview NASA climate scientist and author, Peter Kalmus, about the extreme fires in California and Hurricane Laura that struck Louisiana.  
Peter talks about the underlying drivers of these …

How Big data is a vital resilience tool in responding to in creased frequency & intensity of climate impacts

August 22nd, 2020

21:42

Welcome to Shaping The Future - In this episode, I am talking to Kontur CEO Arben Kane about How Big data is a vital resilience tool in responding to …

Rupert Read discusses new book- Extinction Rebellion: Insights From The Inside

August 2nd, 2020

25:28

Welcome to Shaping The Future - from pandemic to climate change (More info on the podcast series: Cambridge Climate Lecture Series website here)

In this episode, I am speaking with Philosopher and prominent Extinction …

Warm Holes & Cold Blobs in the North Atlantic due to climate change

July 23rd, 2020

16:07

Welcome to Shaping the Future. In this episode, I am talking to Paul Keil who is a PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology about …

Climate computing with Met Office Chief, Prof. Penny Endersby

July 10th, 2020

20:16

In this interview, I am speaking to Professor Penny Endersby, the Chief Executive Officer of the UK’s Met Office who is in charge of one of the most important climate change modelling computers in the world.

Penny takes …

Professor Jason Box - Greenland and the climate system

June 12th, 2020

32:30

Prof. Jason Box: "It's not too hyperbolic to talk about Mad Max!"

Welcome to Shaping The Future Podcast. In this episode, I am speaking to Professor …

Prof. Kevin Anderson - Climate action failure, equality and the climate crisis

May 29th, 2020

38:52

Welcome to Shaping The Future climate change podcast - In this episode, I speak with Professor Kevin Anderson who is Deputy Director of the UK’s Tyndale Centre for climate change research, he is also a part-time …

Prof. Katharine Hayhoe - COVID & Climate Linkages To A Better World

May 26th, 2020

38:30

Professor Katharine Hayhoe is well-known the world over for her clear communications on the risks posed by climate change and why these risks and can …

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