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1 Creative Commons Navigating Climate and Peace Conflict prevention is vital in Sudan and the Sahel. Conflict drivers include climate and bad governance. Round Lake Chad, 48% of youths joining Boko Haram sought money and prestige after losing livelihoods as the lake shrinks. Nisreen Elsaim 12 Jun 2024
2 A Good Science Read: How humans changed the landscape and ourselves Professor Peter Burge joins Professor Frances Ashcroft to discuss Dust: The Modern World in a Trillion Particles by Jay Owens and The Species that Changed Itself or How prosperity reshaped humanity by Edwin Gale. Frances Ashcroft, Peter Burge 30 Apr 2024
3 Creative Commons Living in Tide: The Climate of the Urban Sea How do fishers and scientists read the uncertain terrain of the city in the sea? What stories does the urban sea hold for the futures of the city? Lan Duo, Nikhil Anand 02 Oct 2023
4 Creative Commons Anticipatory Cash Transfers in Climate Disaster Response Billions of dollars are spent annually on humanitarian support to households in crisis. Researchers discuss a large-scale evaluation that tests the impact of anticipatory cash transfers in response to floods in Bangladesh. Ben Brunckhorst, Stefan Dercon, Ruth Hill, Ashley Pople 02 Jun 2023
5 Extreme value statistics and the theory of rare events Extreme value statistics and the theory of rare events - Francesco Mori Francesco Mori 03 Mar 2023
6 Panel Discussion: "Fleshing out a future COP" Dr Tara Garnett (director of TABLE and fellow of the Oxford Martin School) in conversation with Dr Helena Wright, Dr Pablo Manzano and Dan Blaustein-Rejto, discuss livestock systems and greenhouse gas emissions. Tara Garnett, Helena Wright, Pablo Manzano, Dan Blaustein-Rejto 17 Mar 2022
7 Book Launch: 'Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World' In the book launch for Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World, Ian Goldin, Author, and Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable, will discuss how the pandemic provides a unique opportunity to tackle today’s challenges. Ian Goldin, Nik Gowing 16 Jun 2021
8 CO2 solutions: ocean carbon storage options The speakers explore the various approaches being proposed to store and preserve CO2 in the ocean, many inspired by mechanisms known to function naturally in the past, and assess the challenges and research hurdles for their implementation in the future. Ros Rickaby, Sophie Gill, Roxana Shafiee, Myles Allen 07 Jun 2021
9 Beyond zero: the role of negative emissions What are the different ways to remove carbon dioxide from air? How much potential do they have, and how can we scale them up? Perhaps most importantly, will negative emissions be a vital addition to action on emissions or a costly distraction? Tim Kruger, Steve Smith 18 Mar 2021
10 Net zero – why and how? The first discussion in the Oxford Net Zero Series, hosted by the Oxford Martin School, hones in on the fundamental motivation of the research programme: ‘Why net zero? Myles Allen, Kaya Axelsson, Sam Fankhauser, Steve Smith 01 Mar 2021
11 Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years Professor Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University, discusses his new book 'Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years' Ian Goldin 02 Dec 2020
12 Eco-anxiety with Caroline Hickman This week Sofia and Julia talk to climate psychologist Caroline Hickman about eco-anxiety, climate grief and the power of young climate activists. Caroline Hickman, Julia Migne, Sofia Castello y Tickell 02 Jun 2020
13 Understanding our natural world: why languages matter What role do languages play in helping us understand and protect our natural world? Do the words we use when talking about our local flora and fauna matter? In this episode of LinguaMania, we explore the links between language and nature. Felice Wyndham, Karen Park, Andrew Gosler 09 Mar 2020
14 Powering the future: switching on the renewables Globally, renewable energy has a foot in the door. But significant challenges remain. Malcolm McCulloch 18 Feb 2020
15 Clouds and climate Tapio Schneider discusses the influence of clouds on climate, and how advances in the modelling of clouds can help us predict our climate future more accurately. Tapio Schneider 06 Jan 2020
16 Is climate conflict inevitable? In this Futuremakers episode we ask experts the question - is climate conflict inevitable? Peter Millican, Kate Guy, Troy Sternberg 13 Dec 2019
17 Climate change - who should we sue? In this episode of Futuremakers, we’re asking what does a rise in litigious climate action mean for society as we race to meet climate targets? Peter Millican, Fredi Otto, Liz Fisher, Myles Allen 13 Dec 2019
18 Can we be green AND capitalist? In this episode we ask; can we be green AND capitalist? Peter Millican, Ben Caldecott, Thomas Hale, Charmain Love 28 Nov 2019
19 Should nuclear power be part of our energy system? Should nuclear power be part of our energy system? Join our host, philosopher Peter Millican, as he explores this topic with experts from Oxford. Peter Millican, Nick Eyre, Sarah Darby, James Marrow 28 Nov 2019
20 Climate change: do individual actions matter? Is there still potential for actions on an individual level to shape the future of the planet? Peter Millican, Susan Jebb, Tina Fawcett, Tristram Walsh 28 Oct 2019
21 Next steps? Mixed use, walkable cities Healthy Cities - Next steps? Mixed use, walkable cities Karen Barrass, Daniel Elsea, Joanne Murraybrown, Ben Murphy 24 Oct 2019
22 Water and the Economic History of India Tirthankar Roy (Professor in Economic History, Department of Economic History, LSE) gives a lecture on ‘Water and the Economic History of India’. Tirthankar Roy 28 Sep 2019
23 Creative Commons Protecting the high seas (Oxford Green Week talk) As part of Oxford Green Week, Prof Alex Rogers and Dr Gwilym Rowlands discuss the importance of protecting the high seas, and how marine protection areas can be enforced. Alex Rogers, Gwilym Rowlands 19 Jun 2019
24 Creative Commons From global to local - the relationship between global climate and regional warming Professor David Battisti, The Tamaki Endowed Chair of Atmospheric Sciences, will be talking about global climate sensitivity controlling regional warming uncertainty and its role in impacting on human health, particularly heat stress. David Battisti 04 Jun 2019
25 Creative Commons Netta Cohen - When climate takes command: Jewish-Zionist scientific approaches to climate in Palestine 1900-1948 How did Zionist scientist see climate in Palestine? Netta Cohen 16 Jan 2019
26 International Law and Sea Level Rise: the work of the ILA Committee David Freestone gives a talk for the public international law seminar series. Please note, the recording of this podcast ended before the end. We apologise for the inconvenience. David Freestone 31 Oct 2017
27 Climate, weather, culture In this Departmental Seminar, Prof. Steve Rayner examines the blossoming of anthropological attention to climate change over the last ten years. 17 February 2017. Steve Rayner 26 Jul 2017
28 Earthquakes, can we make smarter buildings? Major earthquakes across the world have damaged or destroyed numerous buildings, bridges, and other structures. But is there a way of monitoring the building structures to see if it is at risk of falling after an earthquake has struck? Orfeas Kypris 09 Feb 2017
29 Why climate change action is difficult and how we can make a difference 2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. David discusses how the laws of physics constrain our energy options, and describes what happened when his reflections on energy arithmetic propelled him into a senior civil service role. David MacKay 18 Nov 2016
30 Agrarian change, climate stress and shifting class relations in the Nepal-Bihar borderlands A special lecture by Dr Fraser Sugden, a Kathmandu-based social scientist at the International Water Management Institute (19 May 2016) Fraser Sugden 01 Jun 2016
31 How computers have changed the way we do physics - Chaos and climate change The power of available computers has now grown exponentially for many decades. The ability to discover numerically the implications of equations and models has opened our eyes to previously hidden aspects of physics. Myles Allen 11 Feb 2016
32 The Right to a Healthy Environment/Climate Justice Panel 4 from the Human Rights and the Post-2015 Agenda Conference. The views expressed in this presentation are personal and not those of the individual’s institution. Dominic Roser, Simon Caney, Ricardo Fuentes, Olivier de Schutter 15 Dec 2014
33 Why climate change action is difficult and how we can make a difference - David MacKay 2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. David MacKay 04 Dec 2014
34 Creative Commons The Hare and the Tortoise A flash talk given by Liam Brannigan about "Connecting the fast and slow parts of the climate system through the stormy upper ocean. " Liam Brannigan 07 Jul 2014
35 Mathematics Aspects of the Planet Earth Professor José Francisco Rodrigues, Lisbon/CMAF, delivers the ASC Complexity Cluster Lecture entitled 'Some Mathematical Aspects of Planet Earth' at Keble College. José Francisco Rodrigues 28 Feb 2014
36 Against All Odds: Recovering the first climate data from the central Sahara Professor Richard Washington, Professor of Climate Science at the School of Geography and the Environment; Fellow and Tutor in Geography, Keble College, gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Richard Washington 07 Oct 2013
37 Creative Commons Social Sustainability in Transport - Cinderella Shall Go To the Ball. This lecture by Dr Karen Lucas conceptualises the social dimensions of the sustainability paradigm and offers a discussion of why it is so important to achieve socially sustainable mobility in our towns and cities. Karen Lucas 12 Jul 2013
38 Introduction to the Environmental Change Institute Professor Jim Hall, Director of the ECI, gives a brief introduction to the work of the University of Oxford's interdisciplinary research institute looking into the processes, solutions and partnerships relating to global environmental change. Jim Hall 29 May 2013
39 Creative Commons Who's to Blame for the Weather? Professor Allen of the Oxford University Environmental Change Institute discusses one of the most pressing issues of the modern day - Climate Change. Myles Allen 08 Apr 2013
40 Creative Commons The Invention of Clouds Writer Richard Hamblyn revisits his first book about the 19th-century amateur meteorologist Luke Howard who gave the clouds the names we use today. Richard Hamblyn 11 Mar 2013
41 Creative Commons Stormy Weather: Exploring Atmospheres in the Outer Solar System Leigh Fletcher (Dept. of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford) talks about current research on the weather of other planets. Leigh Fletcher 11 Mar 2013
42 Creative Commons Climate and Land Use Change Professor Britaldo Soares-Filho (Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto/UFMG, Brazil) delivers one of the 2012 ECI Climate Lectures. Britaldo Soares-Filho 26 Oct 2012
43 Creative Commons Water Security in Changing Climates Professor David Grey (University of Oxford) delivers one of the 2012 ECI Climate Lectures. David Grey 26 Oct 2012
44 Creative Commons Climate Change as a Global Shifting Force Professor Sir David King (University of Oxford) delivers one of the 2012 ECI Climate Lectures. David King 25 Oct 2012
45 Creative Commons The People's Planet: Reconnecting climate science, climate policy and reality Myles Allen (Professor of Geosystem Science, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics) delivers his inaugural lecture on 28 Nov 2011. Myles Allen 07 Feb 2012
46 Creative Commons The People's Planet: Reconnecting climate science, climate policy and reality Myles Allen (Professor of Geosystem Science, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics) delivers his inaugural lecture on 28 Nov 2011. Myles Allen 07 Feb 2012
47 Creative Commons Water Scarcity: a shortage of water or a shortage of ideas? 'Water Crises', 'Water Wars', 'Peak Water' and many more phrases have been used in recent years to suggest that a growing population and increased per capita water use are leading inexorably to critical levels of water scarcity. Professor 21 Oct 2011
48 Creative Commons The Ethics of Climate Change Professor John Broome discusses the moral and ethical issues that coincide with the whole topic of climate change and challenges us as to how we should be acting. John Broome 14 Oct 2011
49 Creative Commons Who speaks for climate? Mass media serve vital roles in communication processes between science, policy and the public, and often stitch together perceptions, intentions, considerations, and actions regarding climate change. Maxwell T. Boykoff 28 Jul 2011
50 Inferences on retrospective climate of Thar desert through luminescence dating of aeolian and lacustrine sequences Ashok Singhvi, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Ashok Singhvi 24 Feb 2011
51 Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice: What are our obligations to future generations? Climate change raises profound questions of intergenerational justice. It is widely recognized that there is a powerful case for mitigation in virtue of obligations we have to future generations. But how much mitigation is required? Simon Caney 11 Feb 2011
52 Creative Commons A legacy of dangers: Climate failure and future generations The principles that ought to guide our one-way relations with future generations depend profoundly on the precise nature of what is being provided to or - in this case, inflicted on - them. Henry Shue 09 Feb 2011
53 Creative Commons Integrating Technology, Science, Law, Economics, and Politics: Development of Practical Policy for Carbon Capture and Storage Dr Kenneth Richards, James Martin Senior Visiting Fellow on how carbon capture and storage (CCS) provides a potentially promising approach to mitigating carbon dioxide emissions. Kenneth Richards 24 Nov 2010
54 Creative Commons Climate Shocks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, CIGI Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs; full Professor, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo on Climate Shocks: Turning Crisis into Opportunity. Thomas Homer-Dixon 15 Oct 2010
55 Creative Commons Ocean Circulation and Climate: Observing and Modelling the Global Ocean The oceans are a critical component of the climate system, storing roughly 1000 times as much heat, and 50 times as much carbon, as the atmosphere. David Marshall 18 Feb 2010
56 Creative Commons Geoengineering the climate Geoengineering the climate: Science, Governance and Uncertainty: The Royal Society Study - John Shepherd (NOCS). John Shepherd 19 Nov 2009
57 UK Climate Projections: Questions and Answers Part six. Q and A session following the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Chris West, Roger Street, Richard Lamb 11 Aug 2009
58 UK Climate Projections: Where do we go from here Part five. UKCIP science officer Anna Steynor speaking at the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Anna Steynor 11 Aug 2009
59 UK Climate Projections: Projections in Practice and eLearning Part four. UKCIP senior training officer Richard Lamb speaking at the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Richard Lamb 11 Aug 2009
60 UK Climate Projections: User Interface Part three. UKCIP training officer Peter Walton and science officer Anna Steynor speaking at the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Peter Walton, Anna Steynor 11 Aug 2009
61 UK Climate Projections: How to use the Projections Part two. UKCIP technical director Roger Street speaking at the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Roger Street 11 Aug 2009
62 UK Climate Projections: Launch Part one. UKCIP director Dr. Chris West speaking at the launch of the 2009 UK Climate Projections in Oxford. Chris West 11 Aug 2009
63 Human Displacement and Climate Change in International Law The first of The Hague Debates entitled "When home gets too hot: Human Displacement and Climate Change in International Law." The debate features Professor Roger Zetter, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. Yvo de Boer, Etienne Piguet, M.J. Mace, Roger Zetter 23 May 2008