Goodness we talk about climate change a lot. And yet we rarely spend time with a specialist. That’s a bit silly. So this week I invited Victoria University’s James Renwick over for a chat. It really was that easy.
I made blue cheese and chilli salt scones and we talked about impending nightmare that is the destabilising of the planet’s climate.
James and I talked for two and a half hours. We wound up talking about quite a few books, some non fiction and some sci fi. Turns out we’re both nerds. I cut it back to make the episode shorter but can re-release the full talk later if anyone’s interested.
Here are the books we talked about. Sorry if they don’t all come up in the edited conversation – I was a bit ruthless. Like I said, if you want the longer discussion I can make it happen.
Naomi Klein – This Changes Everything
Naomi Klein – No is not enough.
Hyperobjects – Tim Moreton
The Uninhabitable Earth – (New Yorker)
The Three Body Problem – Cixin Liu
Elizabeth Kolbert – The Sixth Extinction
The Windup Girl – Paolo Bacigalupi
The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi
The Mote in God’s Eye Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/100365.The_Mote_in_God_s_Eye
Ronald Wright – A short history of progress – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/331227.A_Short_History_of_Progress
Bruce Chatwin – Songlines
Because its 2017 and the Nats are still making jokes about fart tax I wrote and angry letter to Bill
And because Leighton Smith decided to make the problem go away with talkshow host magic I gave in an finally created the Imagine My Relief List. There’s a tractor on it.