Earth systems and climate change with Dr James Dyke

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Earth systems and climate change with Dr James Dyke
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Dr James Dyke is Assistant Director of the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter.

In this episode, James covers:

  • His dream job and why he changed focus to current earth system issues. [Starts at 2:12]
  • What the Anthropocene looks like from a future perspective. [Starts at 4:18]
  • Human interaction with the earth systems. [Starts at 6:00]
  • How energy lies at the heart of climate change. [Starts at 7:19]
  • Why we can’t stop using fossil fuels immediately. [Starts at 11:31]
  • Entering the political/economic/social sphere to affect change. [Starts at 13:53]
  • Modelling and the inclusion of yet to be proven technological solutions. [Starts at 22:48]
  • Renewable energy solutions and exponential global economic growth. [Starts at 28:22]
  • His involvement in the film, The Race Is On. [Starts at 31:54]
  • Writing for a wider audience to stimulate dialogue. [Starts at 34:01]
  • His book on how the earth has changed and ideas to address climate change. [Starts at 36:02]
  • Feeling privileged and staying both positive and active. [Starts at 38:25]
  • Top recommendations: talk about climate change with friends, family, employers, businesses, your MP; join organisations. [Starts at 41:47]
  • What the world looks like in 2050 – radically different, either from making or not making changes. [Starts at 45:14]
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Useful links

James Dyke Website

James Dyke – University of Exeter

The Race is On: Secrets and Solutions of Climate (2019)

Published books

Due for release August 2021

Fire, Storm and Flood: The Violence of Climate Change

How to connect

J.G.Dyke@exeter.ac.uk

Twitter: @JamesGDyke

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