Category Archives: interviews

interviews with Kevin Anderson by various writers and organisations.

3 minute interview on shale gas, civil disobedience and related issues

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.”

Democracy Now interview at Warsaw COP19 climate negotiations

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.

Interview at COP19 international climate change negotiations

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.”



Interview for Red Pepper on climate change & prospects for the 2°C target

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.”