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    climate-safety

    Featuring:

    • George Monbiot (The Guardian)
    • Caroline Lucas MEP (Green Party)
    • Jeremy Leggett (Solar Century)
    • Leila Deen (activist)

    The new series of “The 300-350 Show” kicks of with a recording of the presentations given at the launch of the “Climate Safety” report last Autumn. The Public Interest Centre’s “Climate Safety” report gives a clear and simple summary of the latest science, and shows how our current handling of the problem has exposed us to serious and growing risks. With Arctic sea ice melting away faster than anyone had predicted, the climate seems more sensitive than almost anyone thought, placing us in the middle of a climate emergency that cannot be ignored or brushed aside.

    The report delivers a clear message that to have any chance of maintaining a safe climate, we must rapidly decarbonise our society, preserve global sinks, and address the problem with an unprecedented degree of seriousness. Even with a commitment to 80% carbon cuts by 2050, “Climate Safety” warns that our current policy response does not match up to the scale of the challenge.

    At this launch event, recorded last Autumn, the panelists discuss how we can get beyond “politics-as-usual” and achieve a full, emergency response.

    Many thanks to film-maker Beth Stratford for the use of her sound recordings.

    www.climatesafety.org
    www.pirc.info/content/view/60/54/

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    March 18, 2009
    by phil
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    age-of-pete-postlethwaite

    Special 45-minute programme celebrating the launch of a major new independently produced climate change documentary-drama, The Age of Stupid. Made by the producer of McLibel and financed by “crowd-funding”, the film stars Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite living alone in 2055 in a world devastated by climate change. He looks back at archive footage and asks “why didn’t we act when we had the chance?”

    The programme takes a look behind the scences and features exclusive interviews with producer Franny Armstrong and head of animation Leo Murray, various audio clips, plus appearances from Postlethwaite and Caroline Lucas MEP. This is an edit of a 60-minute live Clear Spot programme on ResonanceFM.

    Not Stupid

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    September 30, 2007
    by phil
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    ways-to-two-degreesA 60-minute edit of the historic panel discussion held at the 2007 Camp for Climate Action featuring:

    • George Monbiot – Guardian columnist and author of “Heat: How to stop the planet Burning” (Penguin)
    • Richard Hawkins – co-author of “Zero Carbon Britain” (Centre for Alternative Technology) and
    • Sophie and Olly from the Climate Camp

    Both George Monbiot and the Centre for Alternative Technology have worked out what the UK needs to do in order to play its part in the global challenge of avoiding dangerous climate change. New scientific findings are telling us we need to act faster than we previously thought and move rapidly to a world without fossil fuels by reducing our energy usage and powering our remaining energy use from renewable sources.

    – How can we galvanise the political will to make it happen?
    – How will these changes affect the way we live?
    – Can we, in fact, live better with less?

    Recording by Indymedia.
    Programme produced by Phil England.

    http://www.zerocarbonbritain.com/
    http://www.climatecamp.org.uk/
    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/08/378866.html

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    December 25, 2006
    by phil
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    monbiot-live-in-oxford

    60 minute special featuring award-winning author George Monbiot launching his book Heat – how to stop the planet burning in Oxford.

    With many thanks to the author and Peter Armstrong at oneclimate.net who made the recording.

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