In this extended interview, Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Professor Kevin Anderson discusses a wide range of issues relating to climate change, associated impacts, policy and social implications.
Professor Anderson speaks very lucidly about the mistakes that have been made regarding economic policy, such as bailing out the banks when a true stimulus could have been achieved by giving the capital directly to the people in order to increase residence and energy efficiency in our homes. The effects of a policy of this nature would have created jobs and a true value stimulus.
Professor Anderson also speaks about climate engineering emphasising that we must do the research but there can be no climate engineering without real cuts to emissions. If we have to wilfully engineer our climate then it must be done hand in hand with curbing emissions.
This interview was conducted by Mike Coe and gratefully shared with Envisionation.