The Worlds We Want, Episode 3: Communicating Climate Change in the time of “Fake News” and Post-truth Politics.
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Audio from Episode 3, Part 1 — consideration of communication around climate change, fakenews and post-truth politics:
Audio From Episode 3, Part 2, our live conversation with Peter Timmerman - he talks broadly and clearly about the romantic language of economics as well as issues related to culture, abundance, and scarcity:
Music featured in this episode:
- Outro “Plans fall through” by Alexia Avina
- Opening bit featuring Trump on the Climate accord includes “Search for the Truth,” and audio from Trump’s On June 1, 2017 press conference, mixed by Cheryl Gladu. Done purely to explore some conspiratorial vibes.
The people interviewed in this episode are:
- Christina Cook, Science Officer, Synthesis & Foresight, Montreal, Future Earth, and Research Associate at the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre(LSRC), Concordia University.
- Jo-Ting Huang-Lachmann, PhD Candidate at TU Dresden and Research Associate at Chair of Environmental Management and Accounting, Faculty of Business and Economics. Part of the Early Career Researchers Network.
- Andrew Kaniki, Executive Director for Knowledge Fields Development at the South African National Research Foundation.
- Gordon McBean, President of the International Council for Science(ICSU), and Co-Chair of Future Earth’s Governing Council.
- Asher Minns, Executive Director Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research School of Environmental Sciences University of East Anglia
- Rebecca Oliver, Senior Engagement and Dialogue Lead, Sweden Hub of Future Earth.
- Jakob Rhyner, United Nations University (UNU) Vice-Rector in Europe and Director of the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security, and Co-Chair of the Governing Council at Future Earth.
- Alistair Scrutton, Global Communications Director at Future Earth
- Peter Timmerman, Associate Professor, Business & the Environment Coordinator, York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies.
- David Usher, musician, author, speaker, all-round nice guy, and, founder and creative director of the Human Impact Lab at Concordia University.
A few things referenced in the show:
- Wicked Problems, Dynamic Solutions: The Ecosystem Approach and Systems Thinking: https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/e-learning/wicked-problems-dynamic-solutions-ecosystem-approach-and-systems-thinking
- Public trust in science news is dangerously low, new Ontario Science Centre study reveals: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/public-trust-in-science-news-is-dangerously-low-new-ontario-science-centre-study-reveals-645328533.html
- Once considered a boon to democracy, social media have started to look like its nemesis: https://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21730870-economy-based-attention-easily-gamed-once-considered-boon-democracy-social-media
- The Hunger for Abundance amid a World of Scarcity, by Peter Timmerman: https://www.humansandnature.org/economy-peter-timmerman
- Brown, P. G., & Timmerman, P. (Eds.). (2015). Ecological economics for the anthropocene: An emerging paradigm. Columbia University Press.
Recommended viewing (alt. title: a little love for the late, great, Dr. Elinor Ostrom)