The Climate Question

By BBC World Service

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Episodes: 185

Dave K
 Apr 11, 2022
Some really useful information but it's like listening to a children's programme. If the presenters ever grow up I'll add the remaining two stars.

 Sep 20, 2021
Great show, though they don't talk about nuclear power. The only carbon free source that is scalable and keeps all of it's waste contained in ceramic pellets the size of gummy bears.

Scott Chambers
 Nov 7, 2020
what a fabulous opportunity to hear about this global challenge from people living on the front line. presented with humanity and humour. looking forward to it!


A global programme that reflects the variety of takes on climate change, how best to understand it and the world’s attempts to avert it, temper it or adapt to it. It is not about questioning whether climate change is happening, it’s about finding the best ways to respond to it. This is sharp-edged, analytical inquiry. Hard scrutiny, touched with a sense of adventure and discovery, and where we can find it, hope. It includes stories from across the world on why we find it so hard to save our own planet, and how we might change that.

Episode Date
Can we save the world's coral?
Apr 22, 2024
Can fertilisers go green?
Apr 16, 2024
Why are electric scooters, mopeds and rickshaws booming?
Apr 07, 2024
How is climate change affecting animal migration?
Mar 31, 2024
How does extreme heat affect pregnant women?
Mar 21, 2024
Your questions answered: Reversing climate change, eating avocados, electric vehicles and more
Mar 17, 2024
What's it like living a "sustainable" life?
Mar 10, 2024
What's it like being a 'Chief Heat Officer'?
Mar 03, 2024
Could solar farms in space power Earth?
Feb 28, 2024
Do we need a 'Category 6' for hurricanes?
Feb 23, 2024
Why is nuclear power back in fashion?
Feb 18, 2024
Are wetlands our secret weapon for fighting climate change?
Feb 11, 2024
Why is climate change fuelling tension in the Arctic?
Feb 04, 2024
Is climate change on the ballot paper in 2024?
Jan 28, 2024
Your questions answered: The impact of war; "green" rooftops; carbon cost of pets
Jan 21, 2024
Tidal power: What’s holding it back?
Jan 14, 2024
Will 'sustainable' fuels transform air travel?
Jan 07, 2024
Who's doing best on fighting climate change?
Dec 31, 2023
Can climate change ever be funny?
Dec 24, 2023
Climate review of the year
Dec 22, 2023
Was this year's climate summit a game-changer?
Dec 15, 2023
The 100 Women climate debate
Dec 07, 2023
Should the UAE host a big climate summit?
Nov 27, 2023
Your Climate Questions Answered
Nov 26, 2023
What is COP?
Nov 24, 2023
Why is 1.5 degrees important?
Nov 21, 2023
What has COP achieved?
Nov 19, 2023
Why are climate scientists receiving abuse?
Nov 12, 2023
Why does it matter that Greenland is melting?
Nov 05, 2023
Why did Ecuador vote to stop drilling for oil?
Oct 28, 2023
How do our listeners stay positive on climate?
Oct 22, 2023
Bill Gates: How I stay positive on climate change
Oct 15, 2023
How can we fight drought in the Horn of Africa?
Oct 08, 2023
Are disabled people forgotten in climate disaster plans?
Oct 01, 2023
Can tourism ever be good for the climate?
Sep 24, 2023
What should I eat to help fight Climate Change?
Sep 17, 2023
Meet the Climate Quitters: Part Two
Sep 10, 2023
Going carbon neutral: Lessons from Denmark
Sep 03, 2023
Can live music go green?
Aug 25, 2023
Can small islands live with climate change?
Aug 20, 2023
What is Climate Change?
Aug 16, 2023
Prof Jim Skea: living in an era of 'global boiling'
Aug 09, 2023
Meet the Climate Quitters: Part One
Aug 06, 2023
Can we have a climate-friendly death?
Jul 30, 2023
How are Afghans fighting climate change?
Jul 23, 2023
Climate Change and El Nino: Can we handle both?
Jul 16, 2023
What's the cost of fashion to the climate?
Jul 09, 2023
Mia Mottley: helping poorer nations fight climate change
Jul 02, 2023
Does climate change mean a future without coffee?
Jun 25, 2023
How does war affect the climate?
Jun 18, 2023
What can I do to help climate change?
Jun 11, 2023
Is climate change ruining your relationship?
Jun 04, 2023
Why are women more affected by climate change?
May 28, 2023
Is lab-grown meat better for the planet?
May 21, 2023
Can we trust Google’s carbon footprint calculations?
May 14, 2023
Why are 15-minute cities so unpopular?
May 07, 2023
Is there a greener way to rank successful economies?
Apr 30, 2023
How renewable are renewables?
Apr 23, 2023
Could solar farms in space power Earth?
Apr 14, 2023
How did we discover climate change?
Apr 09, 2023
Can green start-ups lead the way in Africa?
Apr 02, 2023
Are South Africa’s blackouts a green turning point?
Mar 26, 2023
Can artificial intelligence help farmers adapt to the effects of climate change?
Mar 19, 2023
Can investors change an oil company from within?
Mar 13, 2023
How can we prevent the spread of disease in a warming world?
Mar 05, 2023
Can the ski industry survive climate change?
Feb 26, 2023
Can natural gas ever be green?
Feb 20, 2023
How can oceans help us capture carbon?
Feb 12, 2023
How is India doing in the fight against climate change?
Feb 05, 2023
Why are we still subsidising fossil fuels?
Jan 29, 2023
Why isn’t the world heating equally?
Jan 22, 2023
How do we stay cool in a warming world?
Jan 15, 2023
Can renewables be used for heating?
Jan 08, 2023
Can we reduce lives lost from extreme weather?
Jan 02, 2023
How to speak to a climate denier
Dec 26, 2022
Was the 2022 World Cup as green as it seemed?
Dec 18, 2022
How much does biodiversity matter to climate change?
Dec 11, 2022
Are meat substitutes as green as we think?
Dec 04, 2022
Did ‘Africa’s COP’ deliver for Africa?
Nov 28, 2022
What does climate change mean for Egypt?
Nov 20, 2022
COP27: Are countries keeping to their climate pledges?
Nov 13, 2022
What role is overpopulation playing in the climate crisis?
Nov 06, 2022
How green is green finance?
Oct 30, 2022
What should Africa do with its fossil fuel reserves?
Oct 23, 2022
Are prizes the best solution for climate change?
Oct 16, 2022
Can climate protests make a difference?
Oct 09, 2022
What can we do with nuclear waste?
Oct 02, 2022
How much can flooding in Pakistan be blamed on climate change?
Sep 25, 2022
Can animals evolve to deal with climate change?
Sep 18, 2022
Does climate change have an ‘image problem’?
Sep 12, 2022
What can we learn from fixing the ozone hole?
Sep 05, 2022
Can we engineer rain to help solve climate change?
Aug 28, 2022
Why can’t we build more wind farms?
Aug 21, 2022
What do warmer waters mean for life below the waves?
Aug 14, 2022
Is Influencer culture bad for the planet?
Aug 08, 2022
Are there any 'easy fixes' to climate change?
Aug 01, 2022
Can flying ever be climate friendly?
Jul 24, 2022
Can we feed the world without using chemical fertilisers?
Jul 17, 2022
How can we get more people on their bikes?
Jul 10, 2022
Where have all the mangroves gone?
Jul 03, 2022
How can we save the world’s tropical peatland?
Jun 26, 2022
Does recycling help fight climate change?
Jun 19, 2022
How is climate change affecting our mental health?
Jun 12, 2022
Is destroying the planet a vote winner?
Jun 05, 2022
What can we do to stop rising levels of methane?
May 29, 2022
How can oceans help us capture carbon?
May 22, 2022
Why is Asia embracing nuclear power?
May 15, 2022
Is the world ready for an electric vehicle revolution?
May 08, 2022
Could Chile be a climate leader?
May 01, 2022
What does 'net zero' really mean?
Apr 24, 2022
How are young people feeling 6 months from COP?
Apr 17, 2022
Is space travel a problem for the climate?
Apr 10, 2022
What does war in Ukraine mean for the climate? Part 2: Energy Security
Apr 03, 2022
What does war in Ukraine mean for the climate? Part 1: Russian gas
Mar 27, 2022
Can we rely on insurance to help rebuild after extreme weather?
Mar 20, 2022
Can animals evolve to deal with climate change?
Mar 13, 2022
The 'unequivocal' consequences of climate change
Mar 06, 2022
How quickly is battery technology advancing?
Feb 27, 2022
What will happen if the world's glaciers melt?
Feb 20, 2022
Is our obsession with GDP killing the climate?
Feb 13, 2022
Can we believe companies’ promises on climate?
Feb 06, 2022
How committed is China to climate change?
Jan 31, 2022
Are we too reliant on tech that’s not invented yet?
Jan 23, 2022
Can putting a price on nature help us care about it more?
Jan 16, 2022
Are we putting too much faith into electric vehicles?
Jan 10, 2022
Is science fiction holding back climate action?
Jan 02, 2022
Does climate change have an ‘image problem’?
Dec 27, 2021
Why do we find it so hard to take action on climate change?
Dec 20, 2021
What role is overpopulation playing in the climate crisis?
Dec 13, 2021
Counting the cost of fashion
Dec 06, 2021
What can we learn from the fight to fix the ozone hole?
Nov 29, 2021
Could giving nature rights help fight climate change?
Nov 21, 2021
What did we learn at COP26?
Nov 14, 2021
How’s it going at COP26?
Nov 08, 2021
What do young activists want from COP?
Nov 01, 2021
What will it take for countries to keep their climate promises?
Oct 24, 2021
Putin and the planet
Oct 17, 2021
Why can't we stop gas flaring?
Oct 10, 2021
What made us doubt climate change?
Oct 03, 2021
What homes to build in a climate-changed world?
Sep 26, 2021
What role has the media played in the climate crisis?
Sep 19, 2021
When will countries stop exploring for oil?
Sep 12, 2021
Should rich countries help pay for climate change impacts in poorer ones?
Sep 05, 2021
Can we be ‘nudged’ to act on climate change?
Aug 22, 2021
“Code red for humanity”
Aug 15, 2021
Is green hydrogen the fuel of the future?
Aug 08, 2021
What do we tell the kids?
Aug 01, 2021
Can shipping fix its climate problem?
Jul 25, 2021
The North American heatwave
Jul 18, 2021
Will football tackle the climate crisis?
Jul 11, 2021
Could climate change cause more water conflicts?
Jul 04, 2021
Why is Australia so slow to act on climate change?
Jun 27, 2021
Why are we failing to protect the Amazon rainforest?
Jun 20, 2021
Carbon capture and storage
Jun 13, 2021
What will it take for cities to go carbon neutral?
Jun 06, 2021
Should we ‘dim the sun’ to save the planet?
May 30, 2021
Is bottom trawling for fish bad for the climate?
May 23, 2021
Is South Korea a climate villain?
May 16, 2021
Can indigenous knowledge help us fight climate change?
May 09, 2021
Why can't we crack our food waste problem?
May 02, 2021
Is carbon the new calorie?
Apr 25, 2021
What does the world want from the US?
Apr 21, 2021
Is it time to ditch the plough?
Apr 11, 2021
Is science fiction holding back climate action?
Apr 04, 2021
What can we do about climate migration?
Mar 28, 2021
Climate justice in the courtroom
Mar 22, 2021
Must our future be cast in concrete?
Mar 15, 2021
What will happen to the fossil fuel workers?
Mar 08, 2021
Can we be ‘nudged’ to act on climate change?
Mar 01, 2021
Have we planted too much faith in trees?
Feb 22, 2021
Does big money really believe green is good?
Feb 15, 2021
Can the internet ever be green?
Feb 08, 2021
Will Africa really leapfrog to renewables?
Feb 01, 2021
How can we live with the SUV?
Jan 25, 2021
Does Africa have a voice on climate?
Jan 18, 2021
Jakarta: A warning?
Jan 11, 2021
A year to save the world
Jan 04, 2021
2020: A year of extremes
Dec 28, 2020
Are Catholics ignoring the Pope on climate change?
Dec 21, 2020
The secret solution to climate change
Dec 14, 2020
How to hurricane-proof our world
Dec 07, 2020
A degree away from carnage
Nov 30, 2020
The war on trees and what it means for disease
Nov 23, 2020
America v China
Nov 16, 2020
Introducing The Climate Question
Nov 02, 2020