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115: Turning Around In a Storm with David Shukman

Our struggle with the Climate Crisis begins with naming it, facing it, and engaging it.

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Last week, the latest NDC Synthesis Report published showed that global emissions are on track to rise by 16% by 2030. With science screaming at the top of its lungs to get us to cut emissions by 50% by 2030 to avoid catastrophic warming and climate tipping points, this tells us “we are headed in the wrong direction” as BBC Science Editor David Shukman tells us on today’s episode.

So that’s where we’re at. Where do we go from here? Tom dials up David to wrestle with how short our NDCs are of achieving the Paris Goals, and what mindset and ambition it will take to get our world’s biggest emitters to transparently confront this issue and reverse the course of rising emissions.

Links mentioned in the episode:

NDC Synthesis Report

Climate change: UN warning over nations' climate plans - David Shukman

Young People's Voices on Climate Anxiety, Government Betrayal and Moral Injury: A Global Phenomenon

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