After years of mediocre negotiations on an international agreement to limit future climate change, it is easy to be cynical about the viability of a global strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What do these large conferences really mean for the future of the planet? Our correspondent reports back from the December 2015 COP21 meeting in Paris to discuss the context and the content of large-scale climate negotiations.
In Extraenvironmentalist #93 we speak with Mark Dixon to discuss his take on the COP21 Paris climate conference. We hear interviews Mark recorded at the meeting, including one with climate scientist Kevin Anderson on the problem with ambitious projections of carbon capture technology. We also discuss Mark's conversations with the attendees who voiced their perspectives on the future of the planet's climate.
Carbon Capture in Pathways to 1.5˚?
//Clips (in order of appearance)
What is COP21?
President Obama Addresses Climate Change at COP21
Climate deal in Paris: everything you need to know
// Music (in order of appearance)
St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Midnight on the Earth via IndieShuffle
Saint Motel - Move via Paste
Coast Modern - The Way it Was via Pigeons and Planes
// Production Credits and Notes
Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel
Cover photo via Mark Dixon's Flickr
Episode #93 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:
Stacey in Utah
Jason in British Columbia
Christian in Massachusetts
Lorenzo in California