We are delighted to be working in partnership with BBC Radio 4 on a new radio series, 39 Ways to Save the Planet, which showcases 39 ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is placing on the Earth.
From tiny rice seeds and perovskite solar cells to landscape transformation, financial instruments, political movements, outer space hardware and philosophical precepts, each edition views the fundamental problem of our age from a fresh perspective.
Presented by environmental journalist, and Fellow, Tom Heap, each 15 minute programme features an individual associated with the idea being discussed. All of the ideas are practical, feasible and carbon-cutting but Tom won’t be taking the claims of their creators for granted, with the device or concept illustrated on location and tested within the interview.
At the end of each episode he’ll be joined by Dr Tamsin Edwards FRGS, climate scientist of King’s College London, to gauge the quantity of carbon dioxide that each idea could remove from the atmosphere.
The radio broadcasts and podcasts of the series will be supported by public online events and educational outreach activity coordinated by the Society. A book to accompany the series will be published by Ebury in Autumn 2021.
The first episode of 39 Ways to Save the Planet will explore breeding new, more efficient strains of rice and will be broadcast at 1.45pm today, with further episodes at the same time each weekday until 15 January.