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TFGL2020 - S1 - Ep6 - Climate
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TFGL2020 - S1 - Ep6 - Climate
02/03/202046:36
Episode Info

What is technology doing about the climate crisis? How is it making the Earth cool again? And what on earth is climate tech? 

Joining host Hera Hussain are Greg Ashton and Open Data Manchesters‘s Sam Milsom..

And our guest this week is Claire Stocks, activist & exploramentor, who writes at Bee The Change  and campaigns with Walk Ride GM.


This week’s topics…

Stat of the week: 

10 million additional travellers to fly through manchester airport by the end of the decade


Charity news of the week: 

Jeff Bezos just donated 10 billion to fight climate change, so what?


How it could be spent...


And why that won’t really matter.


Also, does offsetting work as a climate solution: offset.earth


Also...

What is a billion!? 



Tech news of the week: 

Quarter of all tweets about climate crisis created by bots.


A Rant or Nice of the week?

Manchester council local plan consultation is currently open - why we need to be active in commenting on these plans here and anywhere in the world

It heralds the airport as a line economic driver and hub contrary to eco crisis, how do we tackle the imbalance of economic growth and solving the climate crisis?

The mayor is also planning to make the environment centrepiece of his Tenure if re-elected  and is asking people To contribute to his manifesto.


But will we see bold steps like in other cities across the UK. 


And finally…

Things are going well for renewables though as between July and September last year the UK produced more energy from renewables than fossil fuels for the first time


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