ClimateCast with Tom Heap

ClimateCast with Tom Heap

Broadcaster and journalist Tom Heap investigates the biggest environmental stories and issues with guests and Sky News correspondents.

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November 25, 2022 20 min
A Sky News Climate Show investigation has discovered businesses - and even some households - are switching from mains power to generating electricity from diesel because of soaring energy bills.

This comes at a big environmental cost, while a switch to renewable energy still seems out of reach to many consumers.

So how can we drive our bills down without burning more fossil fuels?

On Sky News ClimateCast, Tom Heap visits an Oxfords...
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This week, ClimateCast is in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt where COP27 is reaching crunch time. Tom Heap looks at what the complications are around a potential deal on "loss and damage". A deal would see developed nations compensating developing countries for catastrophic climate events. It would be the first deal of its kind, but the details still need thrashing out.

Tom speaks to leader of The Elders and former president of Ire...
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Sky News ClimateCast returns with climate journalist and broadcaster, Tom Heap. This week, Tom looks at the big stories from the COP27 summit in Egypt where Rishi Sunak promised continued support, but no extra UK funding, for conserving forests around the world.

A group of 25 countries said they’d hold each other accountable to stick to a pledge to end deforestation by the end of the decade.

Although not part of that group, Brazil...
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Carolyn Cobbold has been fighting to save the West Sussex coast from coastal erosion for almost two decades. After a mighty campaign, she oversaw Europe’s largest coastal realignment scheme.

But as average temperatures keep rising can Britain continue to preserve its other coastlines and the low-lying towns behind them?

On Sky News ClimateCast Leah Boleto is joined by environmental journalist and presenter of Sky’s weekly climate s...
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May 13, 2022 21 min
The government is cracking down on climate protesters and their "guerrilla-style" tactics by introducing a new Public Order Bill. So how will the climate movement be affected?

On Sky News ClimateCast, host Leah Boleto speaks to two climate activists with very different views on how to make people care about the climate emergency. Plus David Mercer, our home affairs reporter, has been speaking to an anonymous climate group de...
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Scorching conditions in parts of India and Pakistan have left people struggling to breathe as they battle record-breaking temperatures, outside of the heatwave season.

On Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Leah Boleto and Katerina Vittozzi are joined by Kalpana Pradhan, a journalist in Kolkata, and Ulka Kelkar, director of climate at the World Resources Institute in India, to discuss how the country can adapt to a warming climate.

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Tensions between Europe and the Kremlin have escalated after Russia cut its gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria. As European countries scramble to look for alternative energy supplies, could we be forced to step away from our climate ambitions in the short term?

On this edition of Sky News ClimateCast, host Samantha Washington speaks to climate correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter, who is in Germany, the European country most reliant on ...
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The UK government has released its new energy strategy - which set out its aims to expand where we get our energy from. But critics say there are missed opportunities for renewable energy, and insulating our homes.

On Sky News ClimateCast, Anna Jones is joined by our science correspondent Thomas Moore, to guide us through the detail of the strategy and to discuss this week’s IPCC report on global warming.

Plus guests Jean-Francoi...
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April 1, 2022 19 min
The energy cap has increased meaning the typical annual energy bill will cost hundreds of pounds more, with another rise due in October.

On Sky News Climatecast, Anna Jones is joined by Sky News' science and technology editor Tom Clarke and Energy Shop chief executive Scott Byrom to discuss where we get our energy from, how that's changing and what impact it might have on the price we have to pay. Plus we speak to Karen Isa...
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In a move designed to punish Vladimir Putin's regime following the invasion of Ukraine, the US has banned Russian oil and gas imports, the UK will cut oil imports by the end of the year, and the EU will reduce its dependency by the end of the decade. But what impact could this have on the environment, business and our household bills?

On the Sky News Daily Podcast, ClimateCast hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi take over to ...
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The second part of the UN’s international study on the effects of climate change warns of ‘increasingly irreversible’ impacts on land and at sea.

On this week's Sky News ClimateCast hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi speak to one of the lead authors - Dr Helen Adams, to discuss if adaptation can protect humanity from the impacts of climate change.

Plus, more on Katerina's trip to South Asia where she spoke to dozens of p...
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It’s the day of the latest report from the United Nations on the climate crisis. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) warns of “irreversible” effects of global warming but says there is still some time to prevent the very worst.

Experts from dozens of countries say some of the damage is on a bigger scale than they’d thought before.

The report also looks at how nations should adapt as the most vulnerable who’ve pollute...
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February 25, 2022 18 min
Non-fungible tokens have become big business in the cryptocurrency world. But NFTs and the ecosystems used to create them can be hugely energy consuming, and therefore, bad for the climate. Is it a problem we need to worry about?

On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, Anna Jones is joined by our climate correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter, artist Joanie Lemercier, and Johannes Sedlmeir, a researcher in electricity use i...
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The music industry is back in full swing after the COVID-19 pandemic, but as music venues heat up - so too does our planet.

On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi turn up the music. From gigs, festivals, concerts, tours and everything in between, they find out about the environmental footprint of the music industry - and what needs to change.

They're joined by Professor of Clima...
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February 11, 2022 23 min
The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games are powered entirely by renewable energy but does that mean they are 100% sustainable?

Melted mountains, 100% artificial snow and slopes in the shadows of power plants have highlighted the difficulties of putting on a “Green Games”. So how sustainable are winter sports and is their future on a slippery slope?

On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vitt...
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On this episode of Sky News ClimateCast, the climate scientist who Leonardo Dicaprio credits with inspiring his character in the Netflix hit "Don't Look Up,” Professor Michael E. Mann.

It's as hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi explore the impact of cli-fi, aka climate-fiction - including whether climate change storylines could help audiences engage with the climate crisis and even encourage people to take climate ac...
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January 28, 2022 25 min
On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi explore whether our workforce, businesses and economy are prepared for the biggest economic change since the industrial revolution: the green revolution.

They speak to guests formerly in high-carbon careers about how they made a change to a low-carbon role, including a pilot turned XR activist and former oil and gas engineer who now runs the w...
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More than 40 towns and cities in the UK have unsafe air pollution levels, according to the World Health Organisation. Not just a problem for our climate, but for public health too.

On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast Katerina Vittozzi takes Anna Jones on a trip around Greater Manchester.

It comes as the region's leaders ask the government to pause and review parts of the Clean Air Zone plan. Katerina explores wh...
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Famous for its cars and beer - Germany is one of the most successful economies in the world, but can it call itself a climate leader?

On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi explore Germany's complicated relationship with climate change with our Europe correspondent Adam Parsons.

From leading a renewables revolution to phasing out nuclear and relying on coal - not to mention being sued...
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The climate change alarm bells rang louder than ever in 2021, with the consequences of a warming planet landing at the doorstep of millions of people. So can we turn the tide on climate change in 2022?

Hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi welcome in the new year with some climate-friendly resolutions. They're joined by Sky's climate correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter to look at what's on the climate agenda this year in...
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