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In advance of COP26, Climate Conversations invites environmental scientists, community representatives and decision-makers to discuss the climate crisis and how changes are impacting the lives of people around the world. This five-part series is supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and produced by Glasgow Science Centre and Bespoken Media.
 
Are you interested in understanding how Africa’s climate is changing, what the impacts will be on the continent, and how Africa can better adapt and prepare for climate change? In this podcast series, we will delve into these details through sharing ground-breaking research from the Future Climate for Africa programme. So listen in as we talk about the science, impacts and adaptation options through Africa’s climate change stories... For more information visit: https://futureclimateafrica.or ...
 
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'It can't be about us without us'. How can we make conversations on climate change accessible to all? This episode explores the changes we need to consider. Fraser Stewart is a clean energy researcher at the University of Strathclyde, in conversation with Emmanuel Zuza, an agricultural researcher originally from Malawi, and Charles Baldaia, who gre…
 
Discover how the Arctic regions are rapidly changing. Hear from those who explore the Arctic through research, and those who call it home. With Professor David Thomas of the University of Helsinki, Crystal Martin-Lapenskie, former President of the National Inuit Youth Council, and Jane Rumble, Head of the Polar Regions Department at the UK Foreign,…
 
A forum for environmental scientists, community representatives and decision-makers to share thoughts and experiences on climate change. Episode one, to be published soon, hears from those who explore the Arctic through research, and those who call it home. With Professor David Thomas of the University of Helsinki, Crystal Martin-Lapenskie, former …
 
Since 2015, Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) has brought together more than 200 researchers from over 20 countries to improve our understanding of Africa’s climate, how it is changing, and how it might change in the future. It has been five years packed with highlights and groundbreaking new knowledge on Africa’s climate, the threats climate change…
 
In this fourth and penultimate of the ‘African climate breakdown’ podcast, we explore some of the work being done to make Africa’s agriculture more resilient. Think about the cup of tea you had over breakfast today - perhaps you didn’t think about climate change as you took that first sip. Listen in to find out more about how climate change is impa…
 
In this third episode of ‘The African climate breakdown’ brought to you by FCFA, we explore tackling climate change in African cities. Podcast host Dr Suzanne Carter and co-host Brenda Mwalukanga delve into the fact that cities are particularly at risk to the impacts of climate change. Rapid population growth, as well as rapid environmental, econom…
 
In this second episode of ‘The African climate breakdown’ brought to you by FCFA we explore how climate change is impacting water availability in Africa. How are African cities dealing with water availability issues and what else needs to be done?Podcast host Dr. Suzanne Carter and co-host Kornelia Iipinge unpack the fact that many cities across Af…
 
In this first episode of ‘The African climate breakdown’ brought to you by FCFA we explore what climate science is and how Africa’s climate is changing, how that affects communities, and what can be done to create a climate-resilient future. Podcast host Dr Suzanne Carter and co-host Dr Rondro Barimalala unpack what climate science involves and hav…
 
Are you interested in understanding how Africa’s climate is changing, what the impacts will be on the continent, and how Africa can better adapt and prepare for climate change? In this podcast series, we will delve into these details through sharing ground-breaking research from the Future Climate for Africa programme.Future Climate for Africa is f…
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: a look at some of the highlights from 12 months of the Planet Earth Podcast, including: a hairy crab; earthquake monitoring in Turkey; air quality around London before the Olympics -- and early disease detection; Europe's oldest cave art; what the first creatures to walk on land looked like; and seabirds.…
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: an online tool to identify bats is helping to protect them, and it could make a scientist of us all. Also, an audio diary from a researcher from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science who's on the Isle of Arran in Scotland; and why there's more to ageing than telomeres.…
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: what the first creatures to walk on land looked like; the connection between the biodiversity of upland rivers and the ecosystem services they provide; and in an audio diary from Turkey, a University of Leeds researcher on the North Anatolian Fault.By NERC
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast - scientists describe why the planet's least understood but most diverse species of coral is under threat. Also, what the meteorite strike that wiped the dinosaurs out would've been like; and why co2 isn't the only greenhouse gas we should be worried about.By NERC
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast - we take a closer look at tiny marine plants, which underpin the entire marine food chain and play a vital role in the Earth's climate. Also, how scientists are using volcanic ash called tefra to tell how people may have responded to rapid environmental changes in the recent past.…
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast, Richard Hollingham hears about new air-quality monitoring that could help mitigate the effects of bad-air days; the effect of climate change on Mediterranean dwarf elephants; and exactly how many litres of water it took to make his morning coffee.By NERC
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Richard Hollingham finds out why the American signal crayfish is driving out one of the UK's native species; in our latest audio diary, Hannah Grist from the University of Aberdeen talks us through her research on European shags; and what noctilucent clouds tell us about our changing climate.…
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast, Sue Nelson goes to the River Thames in central London to find out why nitrate pollution has trebled since the 1930s. Later on, she talks to a researcher about an unusual freshwater bulge in the Arctic, and asks if we should be concerned. Finally, we hear a round-up of some of the news from the natural world.…
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Sue Nelson visits RAL Space at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire to find out how scientists check if the scientific equipment they put on satellites will work properly once in space. Later she goes to Buckinghamshire to hear how simple changes to hedgerow management could significantly improve …
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast - Sue Nelson goes to Birmingham to find out how the James Bond film Casino Royale and orang-utan conservation are linked; later she meets a scientist from the British Geological Survey to learn which parts of the UK power grid are most at risk during solar storms.…
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast - Sue Nelson goes to the Thames Barrier to find out how engineers use science to decide whether or not to raise or lower it, helping to stop storm surges from flooding London; while Richard Hollingham meets a scientist who developed a technique that reveals the colour of truly ancient fossilised birds.…
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast - Richard Hollingham talks to one of the scientists behind the discovery of the ozone hole to find why it's still there; how research on starlings on an island famous for its sweaters could help bird conservationists; and why forest fires in North America affect people thousands of miles away in Europe.…
 
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Richard Hollingham meets scientists and archaeologists who are working to preserve one of the most important Neanderthal settlements in north-west Europe to find out how they lived; later on, he visits the local primary school to find out what schoolchildren make of the Neanderthals.…
 
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