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Environmental Professionals Postulating

Since March 2017 the Environmental Professionals have been Postulating on a range of topics. From the extreme fringe of radical Environmental theory such as the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT) and the potential for Abrupt Climate Change Leading to Near Term Human Extinction, to the more mainstream issues such as Politics, (Trump & Brexit), Climate Change and Business. Episodes are released monthly and available via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast or your other podcast provider of choice. Remember to subscribe and help the show by leaving a 5* review!
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Oct 6, 2017

Tim Garrett is Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah who's research focus is the physics of clouds. Professor Garrett joins Steven to discuss his work, and model, which shows a consistent link between the global economy and climate change.

Professor Garrett's model indicates the constant requirement of 9.7 Watts to support every $1000 (adjusted to the 1990 Dollar) means it is impossible to decarbonise the economy and prevent catastrophic climate change within six decades.

Steven and Tim discuss why Jevon's Paradox supports this position and means that as we constantly strive for energy efficiency, ironically, the more energy we use.

To find out more on Professor Garrett’s work please visit http://www.inscc.utah.edu/~tgarrett/Economics/Economics.html

For an additional explanation provided by Dr Richard Nolthenius please view his presentation here: https://www.cabrillo.edu/~rnolthenius/Apowers/A7-K43-Garrett.pptx

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For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

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Sep 4, 2017

The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT) is a 'radical' environmental movement who believe that the voluntary choice to not create more humans is the only viable method to save the planet from environmental catastrophe.

In this Episode of the Environmental Professionals Postulating Podcast, Steven is joined by Les Knight, the founder / discoverer of VHEMT.

The main object of the movement, based on environmental arguments, is the voluntary choice to not create new humans.

To find out more about VHEMT visit their website at http://www.vhemt.org/ 

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

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Aug 5, 2017

Karim M. Morsy, Co-author of a recent publication titled "Groundwater and Dependent Ecosystems: Revealing the Impacts of Climate Change" joins Steven to discuss the effects Climate Change upon an often ignored, vital eco system.

To read the full publication, click here or visit http://www.ripublication.com/ijaer17/ijaerv12n13_50.pdf .

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

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Jul 14, 2017

Luke and I discuss the pro’s and con’s of eating meat, specifically the environmental impacts of our demand for meat.

 

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

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Jun 20, 2017

I am joined again by my wife Iv, so you don’t have to listen to my monotonous tones constantly.

It turns out Climate change isn’t just causing the glaciers to melt and driving 200 species to extinction every day, it’s also a threat to international security.

According to Major General Munir Muniruzzaman who is the chairman of the Global Military Advisory Council On Climate Change, climate change could spark major wars “completely destabilising” the world and forcing millions of people to become refugees.

In addition to that report from GMACCC, the Center for Climate and Security has published a report titled “Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene.”

The report identifies 12 "epicenters," or categories, where climate change could trigger major global conflict. Any one of these 12 issues could cause significant disruption, but taken together these epicenters can present a serious threat to international security.

Non-state actors are already weaponising water to control local populations, either through diverting scarce water sources or as the Islamic State group did when it seized the Mosul Dam in Iraq and threatened to destroy it, they gained leverage to devastate downstream population centers.

Egypt has already threatened Ethiopia with air strikes over damming the Nile River. I believe it was the Obama Administration that referred to Climate Change as being a ‘threat multiplier’. And The Center for Climate and Security report stresses why mitigating climate change should be the highest priority for governments and institutions around the world. 

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

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Jun 16, 2017

Luke & Steven discuss some potential impacts of the United Kingdom exit from the European Union, specifically with regard to managing environmental issues across the UK.

There's no denying that the majority of current UK environmental law has come down from the European Union (EU).  The EU has introduced policies and laws dealing with all sorts of wide reaching issues, the UK Environmental Law Association gives the examples of industrial and agricultural pollution, waste, water quality, air quality, nature conservation, environmental damage and climate change.  

Luke and Steven cover aspects such as the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Common Fisheries Policy, and the Paris Agreement.

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

I don't ask for donations, or advertise, if you've enjoyed the episode please help me out and show your support by leaving a 5 Star Review! (I'll be your best friend!)

May 12, 2017

Steven and Iv discuss the already present effects of Climate Change on the Philippines. We discuss the impact of increased extreme weather events on agriculture, President Duterte, along with the recent news that his Environment Secretary was pushed out by big money.

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

I don't ask for donations, or advertise, if you've enjoyed the episode please help me out and show your support by leaving a 5 Star Review! (I'll be your best friend!)

Apr 6, 2017

Today I’ll be updating you guys, and girls, and other, on some news items regarding Trump, the record 20 million pound fine levied against Thames Water, Brexit and Climageddon.

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

I don't ask for donations, or advertise, if you've enjoyed the episode please help me out and show your support by leaving a 5 Star Review! (I'll be your best friend!)

Mar 31, 2017

How will the Trump Presidency effect local, national and global Environmental Policy? Climate Change? Local level clean up operations? Legal enforcement? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? The Paris Agreement? ....

Get answers to those questions by joining Steven and Luke who discuss what the new President of the United States has done so far with his Executive Orders, what he's planning to do and other issues for Environmental Management that have been raised as a result of the 2016 Presidential Election.

In part two we look at whether the Trump Administration will actually have that great an impact, are things as bad as they seem when placed in the context of the potential Clinton Presidency?

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

I don't ask for donations, or advertise, if you've enjoyed the episode please help me out and show your support by leaving a 5 Star Review! (I'll be your best friend!)

Mar 24, 2017

How will the Trump Presidency effect local, national and global Environmental Policy? Climate Change? Local level clean up operations? Legal enforcement? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? The Paris Agreement? ....

Get answers to those questions by joining Steven and Luke who discuss what the new President of the United States has done so far with his Executive Orders, what he's planning to do and other issues for Environmental Management that have been raised as a result of the 2016 Presidential Election.

In part two we look at whether the Trump Administration will actually have that great an impact, are things as bad as they seem when placed in the context of the potential Clinton Presidency?

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

I don't ask for donations, or advertise, if you've enjoyed the episode please help me out and show your support by leaving a 5 Star Review! (I'll be your best friend!)

Mar 17, 2017

In this episode of Environmental Professionals Postulating, Steven is joined by Laura Franklin of start-up Management Consultancy Sovenco.

If you have ever considered starting your own Environmental Consultancy or Business, to redirect the money you are making for your directors back in to your own pocket, then this episode is for you.

Find out more about Sovenco and their unique Social Enterprise Management Consultancy model by visiting their website: www.sovenco.com 

For extra resources to help you get started on running your own environmental consultancy, click here.

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

I don't ask for donations, or advertise, if you've enjoyed the episode please help me out and show your support by leaving a 5 Star Review! (I'll be your best friend!)

Mar 3, 2017

Steven is joined by Professor Emeritus of Arizona University, Dr. Guy McPherson.  Guy is the worlds leading authority on Abrupt Climate Change leading to Near-term Human extinction. 

Guy believes the Environment will change so rapidly over the coming decade that the Earth will become Mars-like.  Guy speculates that it will be highly unlikely the human species will survive. Steven and Guy cover positive feedback loops that could have already sent the earth past it's tipping point, including the effect of Methane and water vapour in the atmosphere. The science behind the claims and why it's too late to stop the inevitable along with recent news and research articles are highlighted to show the increase of extreme weather events and the records for climate change we (unfortunately) keep breaking.

For publications on issues discussed in this episode, click here.

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All episodes coupled with (quite frankly utterly bizarre) computer generated transcripts, and the option to leave comments on each episode are available on the Environmental Professionals Postulating website www.epppodcast.com

For anything else I can be contacted via email at steven@epppodcast.com .

I don't ask for donations, or advertise, if you've enjoyed the episode please help me out and show your support by leaving a 5 Star Review! (I'll be your best friend!)

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