Planting Seeds So Something Bigger Might Emerge

On the Flying Less blog (a campaign to reduce carbon emissions from academic flying) – A great interview with Professor Kevin Anderson, leading climate scientist, about the Paris climate agreement, including emissions from aviation and shipping. He also talks about his long-term commitment to avoid flying.

Flying Less: Reducing Academia's Carbon Footprint

The Paris Agreement & the Fight Against Climate Change

An interview with Kevin Anderson

In early February, FlyingLess interviewed Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester (United Kingdom). Kevin is also Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The transcript below is an edited version of the interview, one conducted by Joseph Nevins of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

 FlyingLess: In a piece that you wrote and that was published in Nature, you assert that the Paris climate agreement constitutes “a genuine triumph of international diplomacy,” while at the same time arguing that it “risks being total fantasy.” Why do you say this?

Kevin Anderson: The triumph of Paris lies in the international diplomacy that brought together all the leaders of the world’s countries. These leaders sang from…

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One thought on “Planting Seeds So Something Bigger Might Emerge

  1. When are you going to put REAL EFFORT into plugging the millions of undersea vents and volcanoes AND the above water ones, as well?

    What will the impact of 0 CO² be on rain forests and crop fields, where most of our OXYGEN comes from?

    You keep.pushing a “chicken little agenda” that HASN’T BEEN PROVED! Is THAT S SCIENCE?

    We JUST found out that WHO & CDC were using 60 year old FALSE ASSUMPTION about the size of droplets that can be transported in aerosol form, delaying the wearing of masks for COVID 19 and likely responsible for the death of thousands, if not MILLIONS!


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