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How can each of us help tackle climate change? Which businesses are bringing innovative solutions to the market to reduce our impact on the planet? And what political & social changes do we require for a true paradigm shift? By interviewing the top scientists, entrepreneurs, activists & politicians, we seek to find answers to all of the above while uncovering the leaders behind our fight for the preservation of our planet.
 
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In today's episode I have the pleasure of talking to Riccardo Mastini - Riccardo is a a PhD candidate in Political Ecology and Ecological Economics at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The topic sounded extremely interesting, particularly since Riccardo is at the forefront of aca…
 
Today You've Been Warmed episode features Peter Kalmus - a NASA climate scientist very well-known for his activism, particularly in the way he completely changed his lifestyle to drastically reduce his individual emissions (and those of his family). Peter is very outspoken about the need to act on climate change with urgency and I wanted to get his…
 
Today's You've Been Warmed episode features Max Boykoff - The Director of the Center For Science & Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado Boulder. Max also researches & teaches science-policy & society at the same University and he is the author of 'Creative (Climate) Communications' - a book that examines what mix of communicatio…
 
This episode of You've Been Warmed features Chris Adams - one of the directors of the Green Web Foundation, an organizer for ClimateAction.Tech and founder of a small consultancy called Greening.Digital As an avid techie, Chris is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to web technology and its implications for climate change. Because everything we …
 
Today's You've Been Warmed episode features Asim Hussain - Green Cloud Advocacy Lead at Microsoft. Asim is a developer, trainer, published author and conference speaker with almost 20 years of experience in the tech space with stints at the European Space Agency, Google and now Microsoft. He also teaches tech course on Udemy - an online course mark…
 
Today's You've Been Warmed episode welcomes Dave Borlace - a growing YouTube star when it comes to the climate change conversation. Dave produces videos on his YouTube Channel - Just Have A Think - where he educates his over 50,000 subscribers on various topics related to climate change. The reason his content is so valuable is because he manages t…
 
Today on You've Been Warmed we dive deep into Aclima - a San Francisco-based company that aims to build a more environmentally intelligent society. They do this by deploying region-wide sensors at scale - both mobile and stationary - which map out air quality at previously impossible scales and with much much better precision. The result is an enti…
 
Today's You've Been Warmed episode features Vinay Gupta - Founder & CEO of Mattereum - a blockchain startup that creates digital identities for the world's physical goods. Vinay is also really well known for his humanitarian efforts - he created the 'hexayurt' structure which is a great option for providing refugees with shelter and scaling humanit…
 
In this episode I had the pleasure to speak to Zack Labe - a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth System Science at The University of California Irvine. Zack's research revolves around the warming of the Arctic region and the degree to which sea ice varies every year. His work is quite popular especially on Twitter particularly because he creat…
 
Today's You've Been Warmed episode features an amazing guest - Elizabeth Wathuti - a climate activist from Kenya. She is the founder of the Green Generation Initiative which has helped plant over 30,000 trees in Kenya whilst educating children about climate change and its impacts. She is also the recipient of the Wangari Maathai scholarship award -…
 
Today's You've Been Warmed episode is one of the most impressive thus far. I had the pleasure to speak to Jyri Engeström - a Finnish serial entrepreneur and investor, currently based in Silicon Valley. He is the co-founder of YES VC - a pre-seed and seed stage fund focused on companies at the vanguard of movements. Before becoming an investor, Jyri…
 
Today's You've Been Warmed episode features Roger Hallam one of the co-founders of Extinction Rebellion - the mass civil disobedience movement that started in the UK which is credited by a lot of people for spreading awareness of our current climate crisis. Roger was kind enough to give his time and jump on a pod with me. It's important to state th…
 
Today's episode of You've Been Warmed features John Cook - the founder of the very well-known website skepticalscience.com - an amazing resource that debunks the various myths that climate change deniers proliferate online. John founded Skeptical Science because he had amassed an encyclopedia's worth of climate change myths which he actively sought…
 
Landon Brand is the co-founder of Project Wren - a startup which makes it easy for anybody to offset their carbon emissions, essentially negating their individual footprint. They have a simple and intuitive way of calculating your individual emissions based on the flights you take, the miles you drive, the food you consume or the way you heat your …
 
This episode features Mike Kirby - President & Co-Founder of Lumina Solar - a solar energy provider based in Baltimore, Maryland. Lumina Solar facilitates the installment of solar panels for residential buildings and have been in operation for nearly 2 years. With a long career in the solar industry spanning 11 years, Mike was the perfect guest to …
 
Antero is a serial entrepreneur who has been set on tackling climate change for a long time. Several years ago he joined the Finnish Green Party and was a member of Parliament for 4 years (2015-2019). He is the founder Compensate - a non-profit which aims to bring people and companies together to stop climate change. They want to enable companies t…
 
Iulian Circo is a former human-rights lawyer who has worked with a lot of NGOs and initiatives in both Africa and Asia, even working in conflict areas. He's more recently become a social entrepreneur as he is passionate to bring market forces into the mix to make the world more sustainable. His company - Proof of Impact - utlilises blockchain techn…
 
In today's episode I spoke to Chloe Farand - a senior reporter for London-based Climate Home News - an independent news site which covers climate change. Her reporting around the UN climate talks & the recent COP25 conference in Madrid were fascinating, so I decided to get in touch. We spoke about her involvement with climate change news reporting,…
 
Adenike Oladosu is a climate change activist from Nigeria most well-known for her activism focused on the humanitarian crisis caused by the shrinking of Lake Chad. With millions of people displaced in 2019 and tens of thousands killed, the shrinking of the lake is causing a fight for resources, whilst also depriving people of water and food. Adenik…
 
Joshua Rhodes (Ph.D.) is a Senior Energy Analyst at Vibrant Clean Energy and Research Fellow in the Webber Energy Group. His current research revolves around smart grids, energy efficiency, resource planning and distributed generation & storage. He is also interested in policy that can help us implement clean energy as fast as possible, particularl…
 
Benjamin Franta is a PhD student of History & Law at Stanford University and one of my absolute favourite people to follow on Twitter. Ben writes amazing threads covering the history of propaganda that the fossil fuel industry has created when it comes to climate change. He analyses their PR tactics, they language they use or what wording they crea…
 
Lubomila Jordanova is the founder of Plan A - a Berlin-based startup which uses tons of data points to predict where climate change will hit the hardest and helps companies offset their emissions and reduce their carbon footprint through numerous data sets and monthly monitoring tools. We dove deep into a macro view of the world and what her experi…
 
Hampus Jakobsson is a Swedish serial entrepreneur & investor who has had numerous stints in the business world - including as the EMEA Mergers & Acquisitions Director for Blackberry and most recently as a venture partner with BlueYard Capital. Hampus brings a fascinating rational view to the climate change discussion which is rooted in his extensiv…
 
Dave Jones is an electricity analyst leading the coal phase-out work for Sandbag - a London & Brussels-based non-profit climate change think tank. Dave spent 13 years working at E.ON analysing electricity & carbon markets. He is currently focused on an NGO campaign to help phase out coal in Europe. He recently published a report analysing the past …
 
Nori is a Seattle-based company which utilises the power of blockchain technology to enable carbon removal through their marketplace. They focus on actual tonnes of CO2 being removed from the atmosphere (thus avoiding offsets) and use blockchain to ensure that each removed tonne is only counted once and thus is unique. This combination is an innova…
 
DroneSeed is a Seattle-based company focusing on post-wildfire reforestation using AI-powered drones & biological engineering. They serve forrest management companies & governments looking to quickly tackle forests that are taken down by fires. Acting fast is particularly important since waiting too long can result in forests not growing back, but …
 
Builddie is a home energy management solution which plugs into your smart thermostat to deliver you cost savings on your energy usage & ensure your home is efficient and comfortable. Builddie also utilises advanced AI to learn your patterns, analyse massive amounts of data and deliver the most efficient results for your particular situation. I was …
 
01:50 - How we consume information today 04:54 - Why some clever people deny climate change 07:50 - Why you shouldn't debate them on their facts 09:40 - How do you debate climate change deniers? 13:11 - First way to identify flawed climate change denial arguents 18:30 - The best media fact-checking website you should use 23:56 - Fact-checking for c…
 
TIMECODES 00:00 - Reasons behind this intro episode 00:56 - My journey with climate change 03:14 - The psychological bias we all have 06:04 - Who inspired me to dig deeper 08:24 - Discovering climate change through Twitter 09:46 - Climate change deniers 10:59 - On Greta Thunberg 13:03 - What approaches do people debate we should take 16:33 - My wee…
 
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