17 Dec. 2013. “Professor Kevin Anderson on shale gas, civil disobedience and Barton Moss #Manchester #climate” Manchester Climate Monthly
Interview by Marc Hudson … “This is a clip from a longer interview, conducted on Tuesday 17th December which covered the recent Radical Emissions Reduction Conference at the Royal Society, the UNFCCC talks in Warsaw, time machines, psychological denial and other topics. That 38 minute interview will go up very soon.”
21 Nov. 2013. “We Have to Consume Less”: Scientists Call For Radical Economic Overhaul to Avert Climate Crisis Democracy Now
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now interviewed Alice Bows-Larkin and I about our research and our contribution to the Warsaw international negotiations on climate change (COP19). In particular we discussed how meeting the 2°C obligation demands radical and immediate reductions in energy consumption (and hence emissions), and how this was now as much an equity as a technical issue.
20 Nov. 2013. Short interview by the ‘official’ interviewing team on engaging policy makers with the scale of mitigation required Warsaw COP19
Taken from the COP19 site:
“COP19 (20/11/13) – Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre talks about why wrestling climate change away from economists can help drive policy-makers away from economic arguments and bring emissions down.
He says since the first major scientific report on climate change came out in 1990, the world’s emissions have risen every year and are almost 60% higher then they were. In addition, since 2007, we have pumped 200 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. As a result, Anderson says we have squandered most of the carbon budget that was created to tackle climate change in 1992.
He says most of the emissions come from a small proportion of the population. As a result, we need to look at persuading this group of people to reduce their emissions. For example, he says we need to make household products, such as refrigerators and cars, more efficient.
Anderson also says that it is unreasonable to expect poorer countries not to develop as wealthier countries have done, but that we should encourage them to look to low carbon energy systems. In fact, he says wealthier countries should pay the difference in the price between high and low carbon energy options to poorer countries because it is their moral responsibility.”
19 Oct. 2013 “… climate change experts interviewed on action to avoid dangerous climate change” Red Pepper
“As the World Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the International Energy Agency all warn of the dire consequences of inaction … Ian Sinclair asked four of the top climate change experts [Corrine Le Quere, Bob Watson, Simon Lewis & Kevin Anderson] what the latest climate science tells us and what action we need to take to stop dangerous climate change.”
June 2013 Gabriel Levy interviews Kevin Anderson for People and Nature
“…stop tailoring global warming scenarios to make them politically palatable”
May 2013 Interview on shale gas for World Oil and Gas
Having spoken at the 2013 Shale Gas World UK Congress in Manchester, I gave a ’60 second’ interview on my thoughts on shale gas and the shale gas industry to Cristina Lando
May 2013 Interview of Kevin Anderson for Post Carbon Pathways website
“… we need the courage to seek and develop a new paradigm”
For interviews of other scientists, researchers and policy makers engaged with climate change see Post Carbon Pathways interviews.