This week on Deep Fried Planet the subject of discussion is water scarcity. Guests are Jacob Tompkins Director of charity Waterwise and Peter Guthrie head of the Centre for Sustainable Development at Cambridge University, who was a co author of the report Global Water Security: an engineering perspective which was published earlier this year.
Hot on the heels of the global biodiversity conference in Nagoya, Japan we will be talking about biodiversity and how to stem the global tide of species loss. My guests are Dr Andrew Mitchell from the Global Canopy Programme whose new publication the Little Biodiversity Finance Book suggests that we need to understand the value of nature in pounds and pence before we can understand how best to preserve it. Also with me will be Juliette Jowit, environment editor at the Observer to talk about the paper’s Piece by Piece project which brings together a diversity of local campaigns throughout the UK aimed at preserving local habitats
Pat Thomas discusses urban foraging and they changing ways in which we use urban space.
Pat Thomas discusses micro energy.
In a micro edition of the ongoing environmental series Deep Fried Planet, Patricia Thomas, Polly Higgins and James Thornton discuss the need to recgonise Ecocide as a crime against humanity, environmental law and how to persevere in the midst of compassion fatigue.
Climate change activists Graham Thompson and Joss Garman discuss environmental current affairs with guests from politics, civil society and the media. This week they will be talking to award winning journalist Johann Hari about whether US green groups went bad and Diane Abbot about whether the environment is an issue in the Labour leadership contest.
Climate change activists Joss Garman and Ben Stewart discuss environmental current affairs with guests from politics, civil society and the media. This week they speak to Will Straw of Left Foot Forward and David Babbs of 38 degrees to discuss how blogging and online campaigns could transform the way the environmental community and the broader progressive movement works.
In the third episode of Deep Fried Planet, Joss Garman discusses subsidies to big oil and big coal, and cuts to clean energy budgets. Joining him this week are Sarah Jayne-Clifton from Friends of the Earth and Colin Hines from the Green New Deal group.
This week Joss Garman and guest presenter Graham Thompson discuss recent direct actions in Aberdeen and London.
Joss speaks to Dan Glass and Tilly Gifford of the Climate 9, a group of activists currently on trial in Scotland for an action taken at Aberdeen airport. The group closed down the taxi way in order to reduce the total number of emissions from flights that day. Their decision to cease to their protest was controversially based on a false police report that they were endangering the life of a new born awaiting air transfer.
Also on this week is James Marriot of Platform London. James discusses his part in the recent protest at the Tate Britain calling for an end to BP’s sponsorship of the arts. Marroit discusses how corporations like BP use sponsorship packages in order to obtain “social license to operate” or in other words, to distract the public from the environmentally detrimental activities that drive their profits.
Today Deep Fried Planet premieres on Resonance FM. Presented by long time environmental activists Ben Stewart and Joss Garman, this is the first in a weekly series of discussions about current environmental affairs.
Stewart and Garman discuss the BP oil spill – “America’s worst environmental disaster in history”. They talk to Joe Romm and Duncan Exley.
Romm is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for American Progress, Assistant Secretary of state for Energy in the Clinton Administration and once described by Time magazine as the web’s most influential climate blogger and Exley is Director of FairPensions, an organization that lobby to promote ethical pensions investment in the UK.