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Why we can be hopeful

You’ve already heard from many University of Reading representatives but what does our wider community think. Why are they hopeful for the future? Thanks to: Dan Fernbank, Jason Dookarun, Professor …

Climate activism with Kevin Mtai

Emily and Nick call Kevin Mtai a climate activist who helped organise Mock COP. They ask what he hopes to achieve through his activism, the challenges they face as young …

Biodiversity with Dr Deepa Senapathi

Watch the video to hear Dr Deepa Senapathi discuss how human activities are impacting biodiversity. Find out about her research on the Mauritian kestrel and the work that shows how …

Why do We Need Biodiversity?

Climate change is leading to declining populations of many species. Here we will explore the causes of biodiversity loss in some detail. The population sizes of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians …

Food systems with Dr Laurence Smith

Emily and Nick meet with Dr Laurence Smith to learn about his systems-thinking approach to investigating the environmental burdens associated with particular food products. He describes how lifecycle analysis of …

Health and Climate Change

An assessment carried out the World Health Organisation in 2018 concluded that climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths globally per year between 2030 and 2050: 38,000 …

Heat stress with Dr Claudia Di Napoli

Watch this video to hear Dr Claudia Di Napoli tell Emily and Nick about how our health is connected to our environment and the link between climate change and heat …

Our planet with Dr Ella Gilbert

Watch this video where Emily and Nick talk to Dr Ella Gilbert about her reasons for doing research into climate change. A self-professed ‘cloud nerd’ who has spent time in …