How to Frame Climate Change

This interview for the ‘Sustainability Agenda’ podcast with Fergal Byrne covers my expectations for COP26, the role and importance of the COPs in general, and the dangers of an overly scientific approach to climate change– a reductionist framing of the problem in terms of numbers and deadlines. I talk about some of the biggest dangers of framing climate change as an emergency—drawing lessons from government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

I also discuss my new book, Climate Change (Key Ideas in Geography), where I introduce a number of “more than science approaches” for coming to terms with the idea of climate change: post-colonial justice and resistance; the arts and humanities; and the lenses of various world religions.