Tipping Points
#10 Dr Tristram Wyatt on pheromones and animal behaviour, why diversity and inclusion matters and the role of the police

#10 Dr Tristram Wyatt on pheromones and animal behaviour, why diversity and inclusion matters and the role of the police

October 8, 2021

Evolutionary biologist and author

Dr Tristram Wyatt discusses his research into the evolution of pheromones and animal behaviour, the urgency of the climate and ecological crises, the role of scientists and natural history documentaries, his work with Extinction Rebellion, his involvement with Extinction Rebellion's LGBT+ subgroup, why diversity and inclusion matters, Insulate Britain, and the role of the police. 

#9 Dr Abi Perrin on climate activism, microalgae, having children, pensions, and the importance of failure

#9 Dr Abi Perrin on climate activism, microalgae, having children, pensions, and the importance of failure

September 24, 2021

Molecular biologist

Dr Abi Perrin discusses climate activism, her experience of police kettling, her work with microalgae, the challenges of making lifestyle changes, having children, pensions, the joy she gets from the natural world, therapy, and the importance of failure.

#8 Dr Valeria Scagliotti on why she has changed her bank, the COVID-19 pandemic and creating climate change conversations at work.

#8 Dr Valeria Scagliotti on why she has changed her bank, the COVID-19 pandemic and creating climate change conversations at work.

September 10, 2021

Molecular biologist 

Dr Valeria Scagliotti discusses what motivated her to study molecular biology, her feeling on plastic waste in laboratories, creating climate change conversations at work, Italian food culture and sustainability, travel, her frustration about the lack of global action on climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

#7 Dr Alex Penson on climate activism, the Bank of England, horrifying facts and TV documentaries

#7 Dr Alex Penson on climate activism, the Bank of England, horrifying facts and TV documentaries

August 27, 2021

Cancer Genetics Research Scientist

Dr Alex Penson discusses his activism experiences, Money Rebellion, the Bank of England and risk mitigation, how scaring people with 'horrifying facts' is not the right approach, and documentaries by Sir David Attenborough and Adam Curtis.

#6 Dr Scott Archer-Nicholls on inequality and carbon footprints, scientists and climate activism, and Joe Biden‘s approach to tackling the climate crisis

#6 Dr Scott Archer-Nicholls on inequality and carbon footprints, scientists and climate activism, and Joe Biden‘s approach to tackling the climate crisis

August 13, 2021

Climate scientist

Dr Scott Archer-Nicholls discusses the responsibly of scientists to support messaging around climate change, the links between inequality and individual carbon footprints, American national parks and President Joe Biden's approach to tackling the climate crisis, and how he was affected by David Attenborough's programmes.

#5 Professor Jeff Waage OBE on organic food, green social prescribing, and the climate and ecological emergency bill

#5 Professor Jeff Waage OBE on organic food, green social prescribing, and the climate and ecological emergency bill

July 30, 2021

Ecologist

Professor Jeff Waage, OBE, gives his opinion on the climate and ecological emergency bill, organic food and grouse shooting, and discusses the different definitions of 'wilderness' around the world, and how he is torn between avoiding flying and visiting family overseas.

#4 Dr Kara Laing on the peer review system, her son‘s future and Greta Thunberg.

#4 Dr Kara Laing on the peer review system, her son‘s future and Greta Thunberg.

July 16, 2021

Engineer

Dr Kara Laing discusses her confidence in the peer review system, what motivated her to become a climate activist, why she doesn't talk about climate change at work, and her views on Greta Thunberg.

#3 Dr Aaron Thierry on accurately conveying scientific warnings, the impact of wildfires on permafrost and why he started his second PhD.

#3 Dr Aaron Thierry on accurately conveying scientific warnings, the impact of wildfires on permafrost and why he started his second PhD.

July 2, 2021

Post-graduate researcher

Dr Aaron Thierry discusses science communication and relationships, conversations he's had with First Nations peoples whilst researching permafrost in the Arctic, green oil, and why he has moved back into academia to start a new PhD.

#2 Dr Charlie Gardner on the complexities of conservation, protesting and Madagascar

#2 Dr Charlie Gardner on the complexities of conservation, protesting and Madagascar

June 8, 2021

Conservationist

Dr Charlie Gardner discusses eco- and climate-anxiety, the complexities of conservation work, the importance of systemic change, and his feelings on protesting and having children.

#1 Dr Caroline Vincent on environmental activism, mental health, and Bill Gates

#1 Dr Caroline Vincent on environmental activism, mental health, and Bill Gates

May 18, 2021

Consultant for Pharmaceuticals

Dr Caroline Vincent discusses the role of scientist in environmental activism and the difficult conversations she's had about the climate and ecological crisis. She also reflects on the importance of time off and her feelings on Bill Gates.

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