243. Microplastics, Transition Plans and The Beginning of The End of The Climate Crisis?

Outrage + Optimism

25-04-2024 • 59 mins

This week, our hosts each arrive with one specific issue they feel freshly outraged or optimistic about. Tom talks about how Earth Day 2024 will come to be known as the beginning of the end of the climate crisis. Christiana is outraged (and a tiny bit optimistic) about the plastics pandemic. And Paul gets fired up about investor and corporate transition plans - can he convince his co-hosts to ‘light the blue touch paper’ and ignite their own optimism?

Music comes from Cosmo Sheldrake with his song, “Soil”. Cosmo is a UK-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, live improviser, and field recordist. As part of the Museum for the United Nations – UN Live’s new initiative Sounds Right, Cosmo has shared this new track “Soil (feat. NATURE)”, a homage to the powerful transformative and generative capacities of subterranean ecosystems.  Money raised will go towards conservation projects around the world.

NOTES AND RESOURCES

The Babies vs Plastics Report

23 - 29 April 2024 in Canada - The Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution

More on Earth Day 2024

The IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2023 on how it expects CO2 emissions to peak “in the mid-2020s”

First Colour Photograph of the Earth from space

The danger of the very serious person By Pilita Clark in the Financial Times

PAUL’S BOOK TIPS

The Corporation that Changed the World by Nick Robins

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Cosmo Sheldrake

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NATURE

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Sounds Right

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Listen to Greg Cochrane speak with Brian Eno about EarthPercent + Sounds Right on Midnight Chats

Learn more about the Paris Agreement.

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