15 Minutes into the Future is a podcast presented by SSCP DTP students Rebecca Thomas and Kieran Brophy. Each month they discuss hot topics in climate and environment with speakers from our seminar series.

Episode 1: David Keith on solar geoengineering

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Prof David Keith and Prof Joanna Haigh debate the merits of funding research into solar geongineering.

Episode 2: Nigel Topping on the role of business in addressing climate change

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Rebecca Thomas speaks to Nigel Topping about his hopes for COP21, and how businesses are stepping up to tackle climate change.

Episode 3: Christiana Figueres reveals her insights into climate negotiations


Christiana Figueres and Grantham Institute co-director Prof Joanna Haigh talk to Kieran Brophy and Rebecca Thomas about the Paris Agreement, the role of science in informing climate policy, and how individuals can take action on climate change

Episode 4: Stephen Belcher on climate change in the UK


Kieran Brophy meets the Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre to discuss how the impacts of climate change in the UK can be accurately predicted.

Episode 5: Erik van Sebille on ocean plastic pollution

Erik van Sebille on ocean plastic pollution

Rebecca Thomas discusses plastic pollution in our oceans with Grantham Lecturer Dr Erik van Sebille.

Episode 6: Michael Molitor tells us why climate change isn't the only reason to switch from fossil fuels

Michael Molitor on why climate change isn't the only reason to switch from fossil fuels

What if climate change wasn't the main reason to switch away from fossil fuels? Professor Michael Molitor theorises that a far more compelling argument is fossil fuels' inability to continue driving exponential economic growth.

Episode 7: Helene Winch on the low carbon investment opportunity

Helene winch on investing in the low carbon opportunity

Helene Winch tells Rebecca Thomas about the opportunities for investment opened up by renewable energy.