Challenging Climate

Sir David King on science advice, climate politics, and climate repair

May 03, 2022 Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine Episode 9
Challenging Climate
Sir David King on science advice, climate politics, and climate repair
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Sir David King is the founder and chair of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge University and the Climate Crisis Advisory Group. Previously he held the positions of the UK's permanent Special Representative for Climate Change. He was also the Government's Chief Scientific Advisor from 2000 to 2007, during which time he raised awareness of the need for governments to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the Energy Technologies Institute.

We speak with Sir David about science advice for the government and communication with the public, foresight, the domestic and international politics of climate change, his relatively new endeavors -- the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge and the Climate Crisis Advisory Group, opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the importance of carbon dioxide removal.

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science advice and communication
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Climate Crisis Advisory Group and Center for Climate Repair at Cambridge
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carbon dioxide removal