Climate Change Podcasts to follow in 2022
It wasn’t so long ago that learning about the latest climate change and sustainability developments required trawling through dense academic journals.
Thanks to podcasts, we now have a treasure trove of digestible information available at our fingertips. What’s more, there’s no need to set aside additional time – you can get your learning on while you do your chores, commute to work, go for a run, you get the idea.
At Toitū Envirocare, we like bringing our passions to our profession, and we love podcasts! If you’re anything like us, you’ll appreciate this handy list of Climate Change Podcasts that you must follow in 2022.
This lively and engaging local product focuses on the green business movement in NZ. Every week host Vincent Heeringa talks to a new Kiwi entrepreneur or environmentalist, covering topics from food production and public transport to building waste and hydrogen. Not a bad way to pass the time waiting for your coffee.
This five-part series from Columbia University focuses entirely on how the global energy system can be rebuilt to address climate change. If you’re interested in power grids and renewable energy, this may well be your jam.
From the radio wing of BBC, this series is short, snappy, and plain language. A great option for generalists to get their heads in the game and learn some great tips and tricks for reducing your carbon footprint.
We’re burying the lead a little with this one. Outrage and Optimism is one of the go-to podcasts for people who love climate change and good banter. It's upbeat, informative and fun to listen to, with great guests on tap. We also have a bit of an enviro-crush on Christiana Figueres (one of three hosts) – have a listen and you’ll see why.
A weekly US-based podcast for a business audience that keeps a close eye on the people and companies involved in clean tech and sustainability. If you’re interested in how the environmental, social and governance (ESG) movement influences business, then this is right up your alley.
Hosted by Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and journalist Alex Blumberg, this podcast has a massive reach and certainly delivers the goods. It goes big and broad on the foundational issues, as well getting down into obscure topics like kelp farming. But no matter where it takes you, it is consistently interesting, easy to stay engaged with and leaves you feeling hopeful for the future.
Having crossed 70 episodes now, you won’t have trouble finding a topic that spikes your interest here. There is a strong conservation theme running through the series, with experts coming in to talk about oceans, birds of prey and reptiles to name a few. But you’ll also find episodes on fast fashion and Halloween, and a great piece on tea and coffee. This is an easy listen, with a nice friendly tone. One for the morning walk.
Saving one of the best till last, this award-winning podcast from MIT is an ideal starter for anyone getting up to speed on a range of complex climate topics. Episodes are around 15 minutes long and purposefully designed to give a quick hit on the what, why and how of climate change, from some of the best scientists around.
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