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Carolyn Cobbold has been fighting to save the West Sussex coast from coastal erosion for almost two decades. After a mighty campaign, she oversaw Europe’s largest coastal realignment scheme. But as average temperatures keep rising can Britain continue to preserve its other coastlines and the low-lying towns behind them? On Sky News ClimateCast Leah Boleto is joined by environmental journalist and presenter of Sky’s weekly climate show, Tom Heap, to discuss the impact of coastal erosion and how this example of people power has helped the fight against climate change.Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Madeleine DruryEditor: Paul Stanworth
The government is cracking down on climate protesters and their "guerrilla-style" tactics by introducing a new Public Order Bill. So how will the climate movement be affected?On Sky News ClimateCast, host Leah Boleto speaks to two climate activists with very different views on how to make people care about the climate emergency. Plus David Mercer, our home affairs reporter, has been speaking to an anonymous climate group deflating tyres across the country.Host: Leah BoletoPodcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Digital producer: Casey MagloireEditor: Philly Beaumont
Scorching conditions in parts of India and Pakistan have left people struggling to breathe as they battle record-breaking temperatures, outside of the heatwave season. On Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Leah Boleto and Katerina Vittozzi are joined by Kalpana Pradhan, a journalist in Kolkata, and Ulka Kelkar, director of climate at the World Resources Institute in India, to discuss how the country can adapt to a warming climate.Hosts: Leah Boleto and Katerina VittozziPodcast Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews Producer: Alys BowenEditors: Philly Beaumont, Piers Scholfield
Tensions between Europe and the Kremlin have escalated after Russia cut its gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria. As European countries scramble to look for alternative energy supplies, could we be forced to step away from our climate ambitions in the short term?On this edition of Sky News ClimateCast, host Samantha Washington speaks to climate correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter, who is in Germany, the European country most reliant on Russian fossil fuels. Plus, could the UK start burning more coal? We speak to Cumbria reporter Jacob Colley about the Whitehaven coal mine proposal that could be given the green light.Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Editors: Paul Stanworth, Philly Beaumont and Piers Scholfield
The UK government has released its new energy strategy - which set out its aims to expand where we get our energy from. But critics say there are missed opportunities for renewable energy, and insulating our homes. On Sky News ClimateCast, Anna Jones is joined by our science correspondent Thomas Moore, to guide us through the detail of the strategy and to discuss this week’s IPCC report on global warming. Plus guests Jean-Francois Mercure, associate professor in climate change policy at the University of Exeter, Sepi Golzari-Munro, deputy director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, and Heleen de Coninck, professor of socio-technical innovation and climate change at Eindhoven University of Technology.Host: Anna Jones Producer: Soila Apparicio Interview Producers: Reece Denton, Rosie Gillott, Emma Rae Woodhouse Editor: Paul Stanworth
The energy cap has increased meaning the typical annual energy bill will cost hundreds of pounds more, with another rise due in October. On Sky News Climatecast, Anna Jones is joined by Sky News' science and technology editor Tom Clarke and Energy Shop chief executive Scott Byrom to discuss where we get our energy from, how that's changing and what impact it might have on the price we have to pay. Plus we speak to Karen Isaac who has been struggling to heat her home due to the spike in bills.Host: Anna JonesPodcast producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Reece Denton Editors: Paul Stanworth, Piers Scholfield
In a move designed to punish Vladimir Putin's regime following the invasion of Ukraine, the US has banned Russian oil and gas imports, the UK will cut oil imports by the end of the year, and the EU will reduce its dependency by the end of the decade. But what impact could this have on the environment, business and our household bills?On the Sky News Daily Podcast, ClimateCast hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi take over to find out what wider impacts the latest sanctions on Russia will have.Daily podcast team: Editor - Paul Stanworth Editor – Philly Beaumont Senior podcast producer - Annie Joyce Podcast producer – Emma Rae Woodhouse, Rosie Gillott & Soila Apparicio Junior podcast producer – Aishah Rahman Interviews producer – Reece Denton Digital producer - David Chipakupaku Archive - Simon Windsor, Nelly Stefanova, Rob Fellowes Music - Steven Wheeler
The second part of the UN’s international study on the effects of climate change warns of ‘increasingly irreversible’ impacts on land and at sea. On this week's Sky News ClimateCast hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi speak to one of the lead authors - Dr Helen Adams, to discuss if adaptation can protect humanity from the impacts of climate change.Plus, more on Katerina's trip to South Asia where she spoke to dozens of people living on the frontline of climate change in coastal regions and cities in India. Hosts: Katerina Vittozzi and Anna JonesPodcast producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseContributors: Dr Helen Adams, Lead IPCC report author and Senior Lecturer in Climate Change Adaptation, Kings College London
It’s the day of the latest report from the United Nations on the climate crisis. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) warns of “irreversible” effects of global warming but says there is still some time to prevent the very worst.Experts from dozens of countries say some of the damage is on a bigger scale than they’d thought before.The report also looks at how nations should adapt as the most vulnerable who’ve polluted the least will face the worst effects.On this extra Climatecast, Katerina Vittozzi talks to Sky News’ Science and Technology Editor Tom Clarke about the report’s headlines and what, it says, can still be done.Host: Katerina Vittozzi Contributors: Tom Clarke, Science and Technology Editor Podcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
Non-fungible tokens have become big business in the cryptocurrency world. But NFTs and the ecosystems used to create them can be hugely energy consuming, and therefore, bad for the climate. Is it a problem we need to worry about? On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, Anna Jones is joined by our climate correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter, artist Joanie Lemercier, and Johannes Sedlmeir, a researcher in electricity use in blockchain technology at the University of Bayreuth. Editor: Paul Stanworth Producer: Soila Apparicio
The music industry is back in full swing after the COVID-19 pandemic, but as music venues heat up - so too does our planet.On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi turn up the music. From gigs, festivals, concerts, tours and everything in between, they find out about the environmental footprint of the music industry - and what needs to change.They're joined by Professor of Climate and Energy policy Carly McLachlan, who recently led a study commissioned by Massive Attack, exploring the impact of the music business on carbon emissions.Plus Adam Gardener, founder of Reverb - who works with artists such as Harry Styles, Billie Eilish & Maroon 5 - explains how we can reconcile the world of rock'n'roll with acting environmentally friendly, and help tackle the climate crisis.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Interviews Producer: Tatiana Alderson Music: GusterGuests: Carly McLachlan, professor of climate & energy policy at the Tyndall Centre For Climate Change Research and Adam Gardner, Guitarist and Vocalist & Co-Founder of Reverb.
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games are powered entirely by renewable energy but does that mean they are 100% sustainable?Melted mountains, 100% artificial snow and slopes in the shadows of power plants have highlighted the difficulties of putting on a “Green Games”. So how sustainable are winter sports and is their future on a slippery slope? On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi explore how we can protect the Winter Olympics from climate change with three-time Olympian and halfpipe snowboarder Lesley McKenna, Founder of Sport Ecology Madeleine Orr and Sky's China correspondent Tom Cheshire.Plus, fossil fuel companies profit from the energy crisis, Madagascar is hit by another deadly storm, and climate change meets the Oscars in this week’s climate news.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina VittozziPodcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Guests: Tom Cheshire, Sky CorrespondentMadeleine Orr, Founder of Sport EcologyLesley McKenna, Three-time GB Olympian in snowboard halfpipe and Protect Our Winters Ambassador
On this episode of Sky News ClimateCast, the climate scientist who Leonardo Dicaprio credits with inspiring his character in the Netflix hit "Don't Look Up,” Professor Michael E. Mann.It's as hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi explore the impact of cli-fi, aka climate-fiction - including whether climate change storylines could help audiences engage with the climate crisis and even encourage people to take climate action.They also speak to renowned film and TV producer Naren Shankar who worked on Star Trek, CSI and more recently the Amazon series The Expanse - where Earth has been decimated by “climate catastrophe.” They discuss the thinking behind producer's climate change narratives. And - from energy bills and new oil fields, to flood costs and baby koalas - there's plenty of climate news to go around.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Guests: Naren Shankar, Executive Producer, Amazon's The ExpanseProfessor Michael E. Mann, Climate ScientistCarys Taylor, Director, Albert BAFTA
On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi explore whether our workforce, businesses and economy are prepared for the biggest economic change since the industrial revolution: the green revolution.They speak to guests formerly in high-carbon careers about how they made a change to a low-carbon role, including a pilot turned XR activist and former oil and gas engineer who now runs the world's largest offshore windfarm. Plus, “don't cry over spilt milk” and “make hay while the sun shines.” Advice from a green business investor looking to arrest climate change and seize the green momentum.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi Podcast Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Guests: Todd Smith, Safe Landing Jane Fear, Pointless Plants Suzanna Bryant, National GridNader Beltaji, RWESteve Wilson, SSE Nick Lythe, Green Angel Syndicate
More than 40 towns and cities in the UK have unsafe air pollution levels, according to the World Health Organisation. Not just a problem for our climate, but for public health too. On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast Katerina Vittozzi takes Anna Jones on a trip around Greater Manchester. It comes as the region's leaders ask the government to pause and review parts of the Clean Air Zone plan. Katerina explores why, as she visits Shepherdess Jade Hutchinson (and her sheep) who has been protesting against the zone.12-year-old Maksim however, says air pollution is hindering his asthma and the clean air zone is needed now more than ever. So, can Manchester and other cities make the green transition without damaging livelihoods? We ask Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina VittozziPodcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
Famous for its cars and beer - Germany is one of the most successful economies in the world, but can it call itself a climate leader?On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi explore Germany's complicated relationship with climate change with our Europe correspondent Adam Parsons.From leading a renewables revolution to phasing out nuclear and relying on coal - not to mention being sued by climate activists- has the sun set on Germany's climate ambitions? We ask the activist dubbed "Germany's Greta" Luisa Neubauer. Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi Podcast producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews producer: Alys Bowen Guests: Adam Parsons, Luisa Neubauer, Daniel Koller
The climate change alarm bells rang louder than ever in 2021, with the consequences of a warming planet landing at the doorstep of millions of people. So can we turn the tide on climate change in 2022? Hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi welcome in the new year with some climate-friendly resolutions. They're joined by Sky's climate correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter to look at what's on the climate agenda this year in the UK and across the globe: the political will for change, a changing energy mix and innovative adaptation.But, as the world gets to grip with another wave of covid cases and soaring energy prices, will climate action be forced to take a back seat? And at what cost? We ask the founder of Good Energy, Juliet Davenport.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina VittozziPodcast producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
It's the final episode of Sky News ClimateCast for 2021 and to celebrate, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi get stuck into some jam-packed festive fun as they swap white Christmas for green. As new research reveals more people than ever before are trying to be more sustainable this Christmas, the pair explore ways to reduce their carbon footprint during the holiday season. Anna challenges Katerina to Christmas Dinner quiz to guess the most eco-friendly items around the table and Santa's older brother, Green Santa is in town. He's encouraging children to make a wish for the planet this year. Anna and Katerina hear from some of those children, as well as the mastermind behind the idea, Dr Laura Kehoe, an environmental scientist at the University of Oxford.Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina VittozziPodcast Producer: Emma Rae WoodhouseGuests: Kate Norgrove, Executive Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, WWF-UKWilliam Sankey, The Good Shopping GuideDr Laura Kehoe, environmental scientist, University of Oxford
After an autumn affected by supply chain issues, we’re looking at how much of the disruption was influenced by climate change - and how likely it is that the climate will cause future interruptions to supply of our favourite goods.Plus - we explore how much our consumer habits have increased the pressure on supply chains and how that contributes to carbon emissions.On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, host Anna Jones speaks to our business correspondent Paul Kelso, maple syrup producer Bill Hubbert, and Giulio Berruti, director of climate at Business for Social Responsibility.ClimateCast team:Presenter - Anna JonesPodcast Producer - Soila ApparicioPodcast Producer - Emma Rae WoodhouseInterviews Producer - Alys BowenArchive Researcher - Nelly StefanovaAssistant Editor - Piers Scholfield
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions now simply isn't enough to turn back time and prevent the impacts of climate change. For many people, its impacts are being felt right now, and the world needs to adapt to a warming planet. On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, host Anna Jones speaks to Tricia Thorpe, a resident of Lytton in Canada, a small town that has been devastated by both wildfires and floods in the space of six months. She's building a net-zero house in the hope she can protect her family from whatever climate change throws at her next. Meanwhile in Uganda, Noah Ssempijja is teaching communities across the country to farm sustainably for the benefit of both the planet and their crop yields. He tells us how he's learned to adapt to the extreme weather he’s experienced. So, are we doing enough to adapt to climate change? We ask climate scientist Dr Xi Hu from the University of Oxford.
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