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The Climate Conversations

The Climate Conversations - Climate change is the new enemy for militaries: Retired 3-star British general

The Climate Conversations
14 Sep 2023 07:30AM
22 mins

Soldiers will have to battle scorching heat as climate change wreaks havoc on weather patterns. In our second installment of Surviving the Sizzle, retired three-star general Richard Nugee tells Julie Yoo how armies will have to find new ways to confront climate change on the battlefield. 

The Climate Conversations - Debt-for-nature swaps: Greenwashing or a win-win solution?

It’s a simple idea — reduce a country’s debt burden and put those savings into environmental protection. But how do debt-for-nature swaps actually work in practice? And are they really a win-win solution that benefits both the planet and a developing country’s economic development? Julie Yoo gets some answers from The Nature Conservancy’s Will McGoldrick in this episode of The Climate Conversations. 

23/08/2023 18 mins

The Climate Conversations - Restoring Singapore’s coral reefs

Dr Karenne Tun is not just an avid diver and lover of these beautiful creatures, she is also leading an effort to restore Singapore’s coral reefs by planting 100,000 corals along the coast. The director of the National Parks Board National Biodiversity Centre tells Julie Yoo about working underwater, and why more resilient corals in warmer oceans matter to us. 

16/08/2023 17 mins

The Climate Conversations - My Green Gig: Why the weatherman has a tough job

Avester Lau became a meteorologist to uncover the complexities behind the weather. In this limited series My Green Gig, he sits down with host Biogirl MJ to explain why predicting the weather is so difficult for meteorologists and debunks some common myths. 

09/08/2023 21 mins

The Climate Conversations - My Green Gig: Life as a bird conservationist

From travelling to a remote island in the Philippines to spending hours in a lab analysing bird DNA, Movin Nyanasengeran believes he has landed his dream job as a bird conservationist. How do “birders” like him ensure that bird species continue to thrive? In this limited series My Green Gig, guest host Kong Man Jing shines the spotlight on people working in the conservation and environmental sectors. 

02/08/2023 28 mins

The Climate Conversations - Lab-grown diamonds: Are they really better for the planet?

Diamonds are supposed to be a girl’s best friend. But the love for this stone has also caused detrimental impact on the environment, say its critics. While lab-grown diamonds are hailed as an ethical alternative, are they as sustainable as they claim to be? Julie Yoo puts her questions to Ryan Shearman, CEO of Aether Diamonds. 

05/07/2023 16 mins