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1.5° C in the rear-view mirror. Part 1.

1.5° C in the rear-view mirror. Part 1.

After the Hansen and Nature papers, we talk with Ketan Joshi about comms, tripling renewables, his book Windfall, narrative, the IEA, and BlueSky's #GreenSky

Welcome back to Wicked Problems - Climate Tech Conversations. Hotter than a James Hansen effigy at a Guy Fawkes bonfire night.

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That James Hansen paper, Global Warming in the Pipeline, saying 1.5° C is toast - is it just saying the quiet part out loud, or is he recklessly playing into the hands of doom-mongering delayists? We built up expectations and endlessly repeated 1.5° C as a real thing. Will trust suffer if the message changes, like public health messaging during COVID?

Clean energy analyst, author of Windfall : Unlocking a Fossil Free Future, creator of the #GreenSky community on BlueSky, and climate strategic communications researcher and public advocate Ketan Joshi joins the discussion.

Featuring some bonus audio from Hansen and more!

Ketan’s Catalysts:

Find Ketan Joshi on:

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ketanjoshi1/

BlueSky - https://bsky.app/profile/ketanjoshi.co

And connect with Richard on BlueSky while you’re at it - https://bsky.app/profile/delevan.bsky.social

Hansen’s press webinar in full:

And here’s Gloria Dickie’s piece following her question that got the killer quote: https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/global-warming-will-reach-15c-threshold-this-decade-report-2023-11-02/

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’s interview with Susan Joy Hassol, director of Climate Communication and possibly the most experienced and influential climate communicators around. Available Monday, 6th November.

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