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Atmosphere of Hope

September 18th, 2015

Episode 70 of 83 episodes

See also 21 Nov 2012 Note Saving Native Species and Our Moral Code: With TimFlannery / Animals & nature By Jo Case 14 Sep 2015 Note Malcolm Turnbull: ‘we have to put a price oncarbon’ / Australian politics Guest post by Malcolm Turnbull Ten years after his internationally bestselling book,The Weather Makers, author and scientist Tim Flannery argues inAtmosphere of Hopethat the global climate system is close to crisis. Following the recent announcement of Obama’s Clean Power Plan, and in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (to be held in Paris in December 2015), Fifth Estate host Sally Warhaft is joined by Tim Flannery alongside Australian Solar Council CEO John Grimes and futuristKatherine Teh-Whiteto provide both a snapshot of the trouble we’re already in – and a discussion of the emerging technologies that give us hope for the future of our planet. From atmospheric carbon capture to seaweed farming to carbon dioxide snow production in Antarctica and the manufacture of carbon-rich biochar, our guests will discuss not only the depths of the climate change crisis – but the transformative models that might mitigate its effects.

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