Apocalyptic Narratives, Climate Data, and Hope, with Zeke Hausfather and Diego Arguedas Ortiz

74 minutes

This episode of Warm Regards explores apocalyptic narratives, the role they play in inspiring—or limiting—climate action, and what it means to be hopeful about the future in a changing climate. Jacquelyn and Ramesh talk with Zeke Hausfather about what the latest climate science and data tell us about how much warming we can expect by 2100, and then with Diego Arguedas Ortiz about the different kinds of hope that can help lead to climate action.

For a transcript of this episode, see our Medium page:

https://ourwarmregards.medium.com/apocalyptic-narratives-climate-data-and-hope-with-zeke-hausfather-and-diego-arguedas-ortiz-8ed6506260d9

Show Notes:

You can follow Zeke Hausfather on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/hausfath

You can also find out more information and see his work at the Breakthrough Institute:
https://thebreakthrough.org/people/zeke-hausfather

For a more in-depth explanation from Zeke on the RCP 8.5 scenario, see his post on Carbon Brief:
https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-the-high-emissions-rcp8-5-global-warming-scenario

Read the IPCC 1.5 Report that both Zeke and Diego mentioned:
https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

Diego's original article on climate change and hope for the BBC:
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200109-is-it-wrong-to-be-hopeful-about-climate-change

You can follow Diego on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/arguedasortiz?lang=en

Learn more about Mothers of Invention at their website:
https://www.mothersofinvention.online

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