In this first episode, Daniel Callies joined us to discuss climate change, and more specifically, the alternatives to mitigation and adaptation.
Daniel is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California San Diego Institute for Practical Ethics. His main areas of focus are on issues at the intersection of ethics, political philosophy, technology, and the environment. Last year, he published his first book titled Climate Engineering: A Normative Perspective.
In the podcast, we discuss mitigation and adaptation as the two pillars of climate change, Daniel tells us about climate engineering and how alternative solutions such as carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation need to be a part of climate change policy. We then take a look at the international response and more specifically, the Paris Agreement. We discuss the shortfalls of the agreement, what can be done to get more commitment from countries, and the role that developed and developing countries have in bringing forward change. Finally, we conclude by talking about the legacy of the lockdown and whether this will pave the way for some major changes in how governments address climate change.