July 11, 2020

Simon Moore | Activism and Academia ⁠— Professor Julia Steinberger, IPCC Author

Simon Moore | Activism and Academia ⁠— Professor Julia Steinberger, IPCC Author

My name is Simon Moore, and I'm a climate activist and science communicator from Leeds in England. As a contributor to Climactic, I've told stories of Extinction Rebellion protests from Leeds and London. Last year. I've also covered some of the community activism from groups like Our Future Leeds.

They're still going strong. And my last contribution late last year, focused on the Leeds Climate Change Citizens Jury. Today, I'm focusing on the boundary between activism and academia, and I'm delighted to be able to do that with a colleague and a hero of mine. Professor Julia Steinberger from the university of Leeds.


Julia Steinberger has been IPCC lead author, and teaches Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds. She studies the relationships between the use of resources and performance of societies.


Simon and Julia talk about the role of scientists in our society, how researching and publishing the facts may not be enough in the face of climate crisis, and how being an outspoken academic has affected Julia's career in science. 


Hear Simon's other episodes on Climactic and follow his future podcast appearances at https://www.podchaser.com/creators/simon-moore-107aIaZqKX

Learn more about Julia Steinberger at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Steinberger

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