Image: Tom Heap, Tamsin Edwards and Joe Smith
The first in the final batch of episodes of our partnered BBC Radio 4 series, 39 Ways to Save the Planet, will be broadcast today.
The show, presented by environmental journalist Tom Heap FRGS, showcases 39 ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is placing on the Earth.
The upcoming episodes explore how indigenous knowledge can help us fight climate change, if floating solar panels are a viable alternative to prevent land use conflict, and whether we need new ways of judging the success of a national economy that includes the environment and wellbeing. At the end of each 15-minute episode, Tom will be joined by climate scientist Dr Tamsin Edwards FRGS to gauge the quantity of carbon dioxide that each idea can remove from the atmosphere if adopted on a mass scale.
The radio broadcasts and podcasts of the series will be supported by online public events and educational outreach activity coordinated by the Society. Tom’s new book which accompanies the series will be published by Ebury this autumn, and he will be touring the UK as part of the Society’s Regional Theatres Programme to discuss the inspiring people delivering solutions to global warming.
In today’s episode of 39 Ways to Save the Planet Tom meets some of the pioneers of zero carbon flight and asks about the use of sustainable aviation fuels. It will be broadcast at 1.45pm, with further episodes at the same time each weekday until Friday 29 October. An omnibus of the episodes from each week will be broadcast from 9.00pm to 10.00pm on Friday 22 October and Friday 29 October.
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Find out more about 39 Ways to Save the Planet and take a look at our educational resources associated with the series.
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