Originally aired April 19, 2022. Dave opens the show with Chris Stark and her new book, Carnival Lights. Set in a summer of hippie Vietnam War protests and the moon landing, Carnival Lights also spans settler arrival in the 1800s, the creation of the reservation system, and decades of cultural suppression, connecting everything from lumber barons’ mansions to Nazi V-2 rockets to smuggler’s tunnels in creating a narrative history of Minnesota.After the break, Liz welcomes Carole Lawrence and her new novel, Cleopatra’s Dagger. Elizabeth van den Broek is the only female reporter at the Herald, 1800s NYC’s most popular newspaper. Then she and her bohemian friend Carlotta Ackerman find a woman’s body wrapped like a mummy in a freshly dug hole in Central Park—the intended site of an obelisk called Cleopatra’s Needle. The macabre discovery takes Elizabeth away from the society pages to follow an investigation into New York City’s darkest shadows.
Join your host John Tanner for Part One Promo of our discussion with guest Chris Stark, founder and CEO of Innovate5G. In this episode, Chris and John talk about a new area of technology called 5G and what 5G brings to the table.
Chris Stark: CEO UK's Climate Change Committee; climate policy, NetZero, adaptation, innovation, cost-benefit and what we should be doing
Ben Yeoh Chats
Chris Stark is the Chief Executive of the UK’s Climate Change Committee. The committee is an independent statutory body which advises the UK and developed governments on emissions targets and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change. I think he is one of the most important and thoughtful thinkers on climate change policy today. We discuss what is most misunderstood about climate policy, the likely co-benefits and the scale of investments needed especially in the UK in replacing “old inefficient stock”. What positives/negatives came out of COP26 (recent international climate conference) and what to hope for in COP27 and beyond. Why COP26 might have been considered a corporate COP as a criticism but why that might not be bad. Why sector specific strategies might be a better plan than a focus on carbon tax. Why adaptation or resilience has been a bit of a “Cinderella” in climate discussions. What the science suggests is already baked into 2050 scenarios and so what we should be thinking about adaptation as well as mitigation. The complexities and challenges around “behaviour change” and why it’s not a great term. Why we might not need a complete culture change (in the sense of changing lifestyles) but the intersection of behaviour and technology. (For instance, still driving cars but electric cars on a decarbonised grid.) Why a sense of fairness is one the most important climate policy (political economy) considerations and what we should think about in terms of climate impacts falling unequally across countries and peoples. What role finance has to play. Chris references the work of Nick Robins here. We discuss: Climate assemblies (and why Chris changed his view on them) Divest/engagement strategies Carbon offsets Carbon taxes The role of nuclear Land use Road charging And we end with advice Chris has for people. Transcript and video is available here, along with links to the CC and Nick Robins work.
Climate change, COP26 and hope for the future, with Chris Stark and Francesca Osowska
Make Space For Nature
To kick off this new season we have a very special episode - our guest presenter Richard Baynes speaks to the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, Chris Stark and NatureScot’s Chief Executive, Francesca Osowska.They discuss the twin crises of climate change and nature loss, what COP26 means for us all, and how, if we all take action now, the future will be bright.Focussing on a sense of hope and the benefits of nature based solutions, we highlight how improving and restoring nature not only makes the world a better place, but addresses some of the serious impacts we’re already seeing from climate change. We discuss how reaching net zero is actually a very appealing thing as it’s about genuine improvements to society and the economy. Chris states “I’m going to be the generation that gets this done. We will get to net zero by 2045 in Scotland and by 2050 in the UK”. It’s definitely worth a listen!
My guest this week is Chris Stark, the CEO of the Climate Change Committee.His job is to set the national carbon budget and then report to Parliament on whether we’re on track to hit net zero.Earlier this year, his committee praised the Government for its ambition in setting targets but warned that ‘time was running out’ for the delivery plans to meet those targets.He joins me on The Freewheeling Podcast to talk about how the carbon budgets are set, what needs to happen for surface transport to hit net zero, how the grid will cope with electric vehicles and whether the Transport Decarbonisation Plan is up to the job.
S4 E44 - Fully Functioning Eyes (with Chris Stark and Olivia Attwood)
Love Island: The Morning After
Rumour has it they're clearing a space in the National Portrait Gallery for Tyler's drawing of Kaz as we speak. Chris Stark is joining Kem and Arielle for our morning Love Island debrief today! We could talk to him all day and we're glad, because we've got a lot to discuss and dissect ... it was a pretty tense one. Hard to watch at points - and that was just the talents! First off, we had to deal with the fallout from the compatibility vote. Some of the Islanders got their investigation hats on and worked out who had voted for who - and let's just say not everyone was happy about it. Things got quite heated and there was a biiiit of shouting :( Hey guys, please can we all be friends - there's only one week left! Nothing lifts the mood like a talent show, does it?! Our Islanders took part in the annual Love Island Talent Show - and, wow, what a bunch. We had everything from Tom Jones to Carol Vorderman. THE RANGE! Our resident agony aunt Olivia Attwood signs off for the series in the final edition of Liv Island - but somehow we've had ANOTHER email from Mallorca?! We really should have worked out how all those emails were getting through by this point... If you want to get involved - you can still tweet us on #LoveIslandPodcast and we might read your tweet out on the podcast! Does anyone want to call Ed Sheeran to ask if he wants Millie to do keys on the new album? Cheers.
In this episode we talk to BBC Radio One and That Peter Crouch Podcast presenter Chris Stark about Watford's last season in the Championship, the impact of Xisco Munoz and how we think the Hornets will do back in the Premier League. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.