We interview Environment Secretary, David Miliband, and get informed comment from Dr Alice Bows (Tyndall Centre) and Martyn Williams (senior parliamentary campaigner, Friends of the Earth).
- Why is the government using a target that is based on outdated science?
- Why does the Bill allow the UK to meet 50% of its targets by buying up emissions credits from abroad?
- Why aren’t emissions from aviation and shipping included in the Bill?
Today we catch up with Mukti Mitchell who is travelling around the coast of Britain in his self-built, low-emissions micro-yacht. Mukti is stopping at 40 ports en route to give talks about the benefits of low carbon living and to promote his new downloadable publication “The Guide to Low Carbon Lifestyles”. Mukti is also the creator of what is widely regarded as the best online calculator for measuring your carbon footprint.
PLUS: We manage to squeeze in some expert advice on carbon offsetting and green electricity from last week’s guest, Chris Goodall.
Chris Goodall has just written what the New Scientist calls “the definitive guide to reducing your carbon footprint.” Climate Radio takes a trip to Oxford to meet Chris and find out some of the book’s key messages on aviation, consumption, personal travel and food purchasing habits.
The new series of programmes produced by Climate Radio springs into life with an interview with Mark Lynas, author of “High Tide: News from a warming world”, “Collins Gem: Carbon Counter” and “Six Degrees: our future on a warming planet”. An informal interview taking in Mark’s review of the scientific literature on the impacts of global warming and how his own low carbon lifestyle affords him a “supreme” quality of life. A kind of “ghost of Christmas future” apparition before we concentrate on the green shoots of our post-carbon future.