Sept. 20, 2021

ON THE ROAD TO GLASGOW part 1

ON THE ROAD TO GLASGOW part 1

CLIMATE ACTION RADIO SHOW

SEPTEMBER 20TH 2021

ON THE ROAD TO GLASGOW -  Part 1

Produced by Vivien Langford

On the road to Glasgow we will ask HOW the world can turn global civilization away from the 3 degrees of warming which our current nationally determined contribution project.

 Analysis: Despite “Code Red” on climate, target update momentum at a standstill | Climate Action Tracker

Presidency Programme - UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021 (ukcop26.org)

 

John Grimes and Wayne Smith talk about how the annual $7billion Coal Keeper subsidy is holding us back. How we must aim much high with 1000 per cent renewables for Australia? ARENA boss says that is the goal | RenewEconomy

Nigel Topping says he was the son of a coal miner. When he went to Cambridge and studied mathematics he fell in love with systems. He outlines the systems that will help us prevent climate chaos if we stick together, fly in the same direction and allow for flexibility. It is well illustrated in the video behind his Ted Talk.

Violet CoCo has become known as the lady with the burning pram. She tells us about Extinction Rebellions "Reclaim our future" event from Octiober 16th in Canberra. Wherever you are in lockdoiwn you can also still bombard your government representative to tell them they DO have a duty of care to our children and future generations. XR says "your greed is killing us" and offer us all a way to help.

Events - Extinction Rebellion Australia (ausrebellion.earth)

 

Guests

John Grimes (CEO) and Wayne Smith (Manager of Government relations) at The Smart Energy Council

Events - Smart Energy Council. Don't miss their Global Race to Zero Summit 21st October.

 

Nigel Topping - UN Climate Action Champion. (323) Nigel Topping: 3 rules for a zero-carbon world | TED - YouTube

One of his rules is illustrated by a flock of starlings, They stick together, they keep enough distance between them for flexibility and they are flying mostly in the same direction. It's a magic picture of how he wants business, government and civil society to fly to zero carbon.

Climate repair: three things we must do now to stabilize the planet - Race to Zero & Race to Resilience (unfccc.int)

He gives the example of how A. civil society ran the court case Shell ordered to slash emissions 45% by 2030 in historic court ruling (climatechangenews.com) and  B. A big shipping company responded to customer demand for more  sustainable supply chains.https://www.maersk.com/news/articles/2021/02/17/maersk-first-carbon-neut... Meanwhile C. the EU put a price on carbon.

It illustrates how change happens quickly when business and policy plus civil society flock together like the startlings in Topping's Ted Talk

The breakthroughs we need to achieve net-zero emissions | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

 

Violet CoCo  from Extinction Rebellion invites us to Reclaim Our Future (rebellion.global) Canberra Escalation from October 16th

It's time for deeds not words. They ask us to do whatever is needed to wake our government officials up to their Duty of Care to protect children now and future generations from climate chaos.Events - Extinction Rebellion Australia (ausrebellion.earth)

 

Music

Guifrog - "Beyond the  Warriors" Musique médiévale libre « Beyond The Warrior » par Guifrog - Bing video

Eric Armour - Scotland the Brave

Clan Stewart Pipe Band - The Skye Boat Song.