Rank #1: 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 #2: How Humans are Causing a 'Sixth Extinction'
Aug 13 2015
Rank #3: Uncovering The Secret Climate Denial Machine
Aug 28 2015
Rank #4: Climate Change and the Media
Jul 31 2015
Rank #5: The Long Walk to Paris - An Interview with Yeb Saño
While no longer on the official delegation for his country, Yeb hasn't stopped passionately speaking out about the climate crisis, and he recently finished a 1500km walk from Rome to Paris to urge the world of need to act. We reached Yeb to speak to him about his people's pilgrimage, and what he hopes to come out of Paris.
Nov 29 2015
Rank #6: The Growing Political and Social Fight
Jul 16 2015
Rank #7: Power, Hope and Sleepless Nights - Elizabeth May on COP 21
Elizabeth May has seen these UN climate conferences inside and out. She was at the Earth Summit in Rio when the UNFCCC was first created in 1992, and since then she has attended most, if not all of the 20 COPs. This year Elizabeth May is attending COP 21 as a member of the Canadian government’s delegation. We reached her by Skype a couple of weeks ago to talk to her about what the process is like, what the obstacles to an agreement are, and why when it comes to Paris, there's never been a more critical COP.
Nov 30 2015
Rank #8: How Antarctica Is Changing and Why It Matters
Nov 06 2015
Rank #9: Action 1: Yale & The Story of a Sit-In
Sep 18 2015
Rank #10: 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 #11: Action 2: Bodies On The Line
Oct 08 2015
Rank #12: Noam Chomsky on Activism and Social Change
Sep 12 2015
Rank #13: 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 #14: Can Economics Save Climate Change?
Nov 23 2015
Rank #15: Meet The Climate Scientist Behind Pope Francis
Oct 26 2015
Rank #16: 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.
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Mar 08 2017
Rank #17: Voices of Youth at #COP22
Nov 20 2016
Rank #18: 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 #19: An Astronaut's View: Spacewalking, Climate Change, and Life on our Pale Blue Dot
When it comes to truly understanding that blue marble we all call home, few people can claim as much insight as Piers Sellers. Not only as an astronaut did Piers get the chance to witness Earth from that ultimate bird’s eye view, but now as the division director of NASA's Earth Sciences department, he oversees the work of 1600 scientists tasked with understanding how the natural systems of our planet operate, and how they’re changing because of humanity's collective impact.
In this special Season 1 Finale of The Elephant, we speak with Piers Sellers about his experiences as an astronaut and what it was like to view earth from space, the exciting new science of understanding the earth’s natural systems, and why despite the serious work ahead, he’s optimistic humanity will be able to overcome the challenge posed by climate change.
Aug 12 2016
Rank #20: 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