Discover surprising facts, stories, and advice about the climate emergency in a series of conversations from the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for the Environment.
Hear surprising facts, stories, and advice about the climate emergency we’re all facing whilst watching beautiful art, from paintings to poetry, dance to illustrations, created in real time in this series of Cabot Conversations videos. Each video features two researchers from the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for the Environment and beyond, and you’ll see the stunning piece of art created by an artist as they interpret what you’re listening to.
The Cabot Institute for the Environment is a diverse community of 600 experts, united by a common cause: protecting our environment and identifying ways of living better with our changing planet.
The full conversations from these videos are also available as a podcast. Search ‘Cabot Conversations’ on your chosen podcast service.
To find out more visit the Cabot Institute for the Environment website
Dame Julia Slingo and Dr Dann Mitchell discuss “What is the Climate Emergency?” while artist Chi-Yien Snow shares a powerful artistic interpretation of the conversation. What exactly is the climate emergency and why is it so important? This conversation covers not just the science but their experiences of different generations working in climate science, how we’ll need adaptive adaptation to address the climate crisis, and much more! Want to hear more?
Professor Rich Pancost and Roger Griffith MBE discuss “Power of People in climate action”. Rapper and songwriter Consensus share a captivating interpretation of the conversation. This discussion covers the power of people, words and cultural change in the climate crisis and how community engagement and empowering communities will help us all.
Dr Eunice Lo and medical statistics Professor Richard Morris discuss the health impacts of heatwaves. Contemporary dancer Quennie Fleur Maidment-Otlet shares a captivating interpretation of the conversation. The conversation looks at the implications of heat on our health and the links between rising temperatures from climate change, increased occurrence of heatwaves and increased hospitalisations and deaths, and how many lives could be saved through climate change mitigation.
Professor Dale Southerton and Professor Valeska Ting discuss “a whole systems approach to net zero”. Printmaker and painter Frances Daws creates an artistic interpretation of the conversation. Engineer Dr Valeska Ting and social scientist Professor Dale Southerton are two academics from completely different disciplines, both working on net zero. In this episode they meet each other for the first time to discuss their net zero research problems and learn quite quickly the benefits of interdisciplinary working and how they can work together to solve them.
Dr Daniel Haines and Dr Max Werner discuss Earthquakes and the Environment. Contemporary digital illustrator Parys Gardener creates an artistic interpretation of the conversation.