The Social Psychology Behind Climate Change Inaction | Prof. Jeff Rotman, PhD
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by Xavier Logan-Sievers
3w ago
Dr Jeff Rotman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing and co-director of the Better Consumption Lab at Deakin Business School. He is the recipient of the 2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Award for Career Excellence. He specialises in research on consumer psychology with a specific focus on the areas of ethics, emotion, and sustainability. Links _______________________ Jeff Rotman: https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/jeffrey-rotman Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3jkFkD3 Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3A4PPjZ Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/2SwB9Jr Instagram/Twitt ..read more
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The Next Six Years Will Make or Break Our Climate Goal of 1.5°C Warming | Dr. Robin Lamboll, PhD
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by Xavier Logan-Sievers
2M ago
Dr Robin Lamboll researches what humans emit into our atmosphere, what effects it will have on us, and what we can do about it. Robin completed a PhD in the physics of solar cells at the University of Cambridge, modeling the behavior of new designs of solar cells, and has an MSci in Natural Sciences from Cambridge. Robin has previously worked as a quantitative consultant and successfully represented the UK in multiple international poetry slams. Links _______________________ Robin Lamboll: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.lamboll Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3jkFkD3 Apple Podcast: https://appl ..read more
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Climate Change in India: A Growing Environmental Crisis | Prof. Harini Nagendra, PhD
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3M ago
Professor Harini Nagendra is the Director of the Research Centre at Azim Premji University in Bangalore, India, and leads the University’s Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability. Nagendra is known for her research spanning over 30 years on forest conservation, and urban sustainability, with several seminal publications in both areas of work. Her interdisciplinary work on forests combines remote sensing, biodiversity studies, and institutional analysis, and is recognised for elucidating the link between pattern and process in the human-dominated landscapes of South Asia. Links __________ ..read more
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Can Liberalism Solve Climate Change? | Dr. Christopher Shaw, PhD
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5M ago
Chris has more than 15 years of experience in researching climate policy and climate communications. Chris is also a contributing author for the IPCC Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report, serves as a Non-Executive Director of the award-winning environmental news organization DeSmog, is an Associate of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and holds the position of Research Associate in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. Chris's new book is titled Liberalism and the Challenge of Climate Change, which is the subject of the following podcast. Links ____________ ..read more
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Can Liberalism Solve Climate Change? | Christopher Shaw, PhD
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6M ago
Chris has more than 15 years of experience in researching climate policy and climate communications. Chris is also a contributing author for the IPCC Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report, serves as a Non-Executive Director of the award-winning environmental news organization DeSmog, is an Associate of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and holds the position of Research Associate in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. Chris's new book is titled Liberalism and the Challenge of Climate Change, which is the subject of the following podcast. Links ____________ ..read more
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Climate and Energy Finance: Awakening the Sleeping Giant | Tim Buckley
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7M ago
Tim Buckley, Director, Climate Energy Finance (CEF) has 30 years of financial market experience covering the Australian, Asian and global equity markets from both a buy and sell side perspective. Tim was formerly Director Energy Finance Studies, Australia/South Asia, IEEFA, and was a Managing Director, Head of Equity Research at Citigroup for 17 years until 2008. Links _______________________ Contact: Tim Buckley: https://au.linkedin.com/in/tim-buckley-0a654313 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3jkFkD3Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3A4PPjZ Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/2SwB9Jr Instagram/Twitter/Link ..read more
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EcoPsychology: The Psychological Practice Triggered by the Climate Crisis | Dr. Eshana Bragg, PhD
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7M ago
Dr Eshana Bragg is an ecopsychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field. Links _____________________ The Joyality Project: www.joyality.org Jagera EcoCommunity: www.ecocommunity.org.au Timestamps ____________________ 0:00 - Intro & Eshana’s Story 10:21 - What is Eco-Psychology & Deep Ecology? 19:20 - What are the psychological impacts on people due to the Anthropocene? 24:24 - Window of Tolerance - Meditation Practice 29:08 - What is currently missing from the ecological crisis discourse? 34:21 - How can we develop a more sustainable relationship with the natural world? 42 ..read more
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Climate Change as Class War | Prof. Matt Huber, PhD
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7M ago
Matthew T. Huber is Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is the author of Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom and the Forces of Capital and Climate Change as Class War.    Links ___________________  Contact: utopiaisnow2020@gmail.com  Matt Huber:  https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/directory... Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3jkFkD3 Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3A4PPjZ Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/2SwB9Jr Instagram/Twitter/Linkedin: @utopiaisnow   Timestamps  ___________________   0:00 Climate Change as C ..read more
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Biological Annihilation: The Ongoing Sixth Extinction | Prof. Rodolfo Dirzo, PhD
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8M ago
Rodolfo Dirzo is Professor of Biology and Earth Systems Science at Stanford University. Rodolfo's scientific work examines the study of species interactions in tropical ecosystems from California, Latin America, and other tropical areas of the world. Recent research highlights the decline of animal life (“defaunation”), and how this affects ecosystem processes/services (e.g. disease regulation). Rodolfo teaches ecology, natural history, conservation biology, and biocultural diversity at undergraduate and graduate levels at Stanford, and conducts science education programs with underserved chil ..read more
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Irrationality, Climate Change & Evolutionary Psychology | Prof. Lionel Page,PhD
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8M ago
Lionel Page is a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Behavioural and Economic Science Cluster at the University of Queensland. He has worked on a wide range of topics in behavioural economics, such as risk preferences, social preferences and strategic behaviour. Timestamps _____________________ 0:00 - Teaser 1:14 - A Quick Story & Introduction to Lionel Page 8:48 - Rationality & Emotions 30:54 - Evolutionary Psychology & Being Optimally Irrational 50:52 - How might our decision-making processes need to change to address problems like climate change? 58:49 - How can we o ..read more
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