Rank #1: George Monbiot - 'Climate Change is Bigger Than Capitalism'
Jan 30 2016
Rank #2: Noam Chomsky, 'The Human Species Has Never Faced A Question Like This’
May 23 2016
Rank #3: S2 Episode 1: How Did We Get Here?
But how did homo sapiens transform from a species with only minor numbers in parts of Africa, to one that’s spread across the world with 7 billion people, and whose consumption patterns have become so voracious that we’re now threatening the very stability of the planet we depend on?
In this special episode of The Elephant we go on a journey from the dawn of Earth to the 21st century to find out - how exactly did we end up here?
Nov 08 2017
Rank #4: How Cities Are Leading The Way on Climate
Mar 04 2016
Rank #5: Has This Scientist Found The Way To Save The World From CO2?
This is the first of four episodes in a series that we’ll be releasing, which all deal with the subject of carbon dioxide removal. These episodes will be coming out on Wednesdays for the next several weeks.
This series of episode was made possible with funding from EIT Climate-KIC. Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy. Find out more at www.climate-kic.org
Jun 12 2019
Rank #6: The Co-Founder of Occupy Wall Street on Bringing About Social Change
Apr 04 2016
Rank #7: Money, Controversy and Magical Thinking: The Many Challenges of CO2 Removal
In this episode we look at the social, political and financial hurdles that need to be overcome if we truly are going to find a way to take billion of tons of CO2 out of the air each year.
This is Episode 2 of 4 of our series looking at Carbon Dioxide Removal
(Pictured: The Climeworks Carbon Capture plant outside of Zurich Switzerland)
Jun 19 2019
Rank #8: The U.S. Supreme Court v. The Future of The Planet
Feb 24 2016
Rank #9: Can Conservatives and Progressives Agree on Climate Action?
At this time when by all signs it seems like the divide between Republicans and Democrats is wider than ever, Radio producer Barbara Lucas takes a look at the plan, and asks, when it comes to climate change, can Conservatives and Progressives in the U.S. ever find common ground?
May 10 2017
Rank #10: Can Economics Save Climate Change?
Nov 23 2015
Rank #11: Iceland and the Surprising Science of Turning CO2 into Rock
Where exactly are we going to safely store all of this carbon dioxide?
After all, it’s a gas! if you put it in the ground, it’s going to want to come back up.
That’s where an ingenious experiment underway in Iceland called Carbfix comes into play. Nestled among volcanic mountains, a team of scientists are hard at work experimenting with turning large amounts of CO2 into rock.
Is this the new alchemy? Or a genuine solution that could end up helping us solve climate change?
Listen to this, our final episode in our series on negative emissions, to find out!
Jul 19 2019
Rank #12: The Insider’s Guide to the Climate Talks in Paris
To get insights into these questions, and just what we can expect from Paris, we rang up Kevin Conrad, who for 8 years represented Papua New Guinea at UN climate talks, and this year is on the delegation for Panama.
Nov 27 2015
Rank #13: Envisioning a Future with Large-Scale CO2 Removal
Where would all the CO2 be stored? What might the carbon capture machines look like? And how are we going to get this whole carbon capturing business off the ground?
We explore these and other questions in this 3rd episode in our series looking at Carbon Dioxide Removal.
(Pictured: an artist's illustration from the Canadian company Carbon Engineering depicting what a future carbon capture installation might look like)
Jul 03 2019
Rank #14: Storms, Isolation, and Endless Days: Investigating Greenland’s Changing Ice Sheet
Liam Colgan is a glaciologist and professor at York University who specifically studies the Greenland ice-sheet and we got a hold of him by satellite phone as he was in Greenland on a 36 day research expedition led by NASA. We learn about how the Greenland ice-sheet is changing due to climate change, why it matters, and what it's like to do research in such an extreme environment.
Jun 17 2016
Rank #15: Nicolas Haeringer: With Trump’s Election, What Does the Climate Movement Do Now?
We caught up with activist and campaigner Nicolas Haeringer, of 350.org, in Marrakech to get his thoughts on where the climate movement goes from here, and what lessons we can draw from Trump's shocking win.
Nov 19 2016
Rank #16: Voices of Youth at #COP22
Nov 20 2016
Rank #17: Naomi Klein on Why Climate Change is ‘Threatening To Our Elites’
Dec 07 2015
Rank #18: Climatologist James Hansen - 'We’re already at a level of emergency'
Dec 05 2015
Rank #19: Ex-Irish President Mary Robinson on Hope, Climate Change & Women's Day
To discuss climate change and equality, and how it intersects with the role of women worldwide, our new Elephant producer and co-host Charlotta Lomas spoke with a woman who has herself been bold for change - Mary Robinson who was the first female President of Ireland from 1990-1997. She now leads the Mary Robinson Foundation: which is devoted to climate justice and she is also the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate Change. We reached Mary Robinson by phone in Dublin.
Custom Artwork by Krista Lai
Mar 08 2017
Rank #20: How Antarctica Is Changing and Why It Matters
Nov 06 2015