HOT TALK: A Climate Change Podcast

HOT TALK: A Climate Change Podcast

Canada’s climate is getting hotter, wetter, and wilder. Now is the time to hear the truth – or the many truths - about climate change in Canada. This podcast is hosted by Elliott Cappell who’s a national leader in climate resilience. Elliott is a National Director for WSP Canada, where he leads one of the largest climate change consulting practices in the country. Elliott will use a range of methods to host the podcast, including 1:1 interviews, roundtables, and short stories with Canadian and international experts, politicians, and celebrities.... Show More

Episodes

December 23, 2020 56 min
Episode 9: What Should Canada Do Now? With special Guest(s) Blair Feltmate (The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation), Chris Ragan (Canadian Economist), and Kathy Bardswick (Canadian Institute For Climate Choices) Presented By: Intact Insurance Just before business and government broke for the Christmas holidays, the Canadian government dropped a significant announcement with a new climate change plan, which raises the price of ca...
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Episode 8: The Wayne Gretzky of Water with special guest Henk Ovink. Presented by: Intact Insurance When the US recovered from Sandy, President Obama looked across the Pond to Holland for their advice on how to make New York resilient to hurricanes. Henk Ovink helped America start to understand a different way of thinking about infrastructure.  Henk is one of the world’s leading thinkers on how to make our planet resilient to cli...
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Episode 7: Reversing Climate Change with special Guest(s) Phil Del Luna, Stacy Kauk, and Ryland Engelheart Presented By: Intact Insurance Amidst all the doom and gloom of climate change...the extreme weather, the urgent systemic changes...there is hope. In addition to those working to protect us from climate change, there are also people working to reverse climate change. On episode 7 we explore two different thought bubbles... ...
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Episode 6: Without Nature We're Screwed, with special guest David Suzuki Presented by: Intact Insurance David Suzuki needs no introduction. On HOT TALK, Canada’s top environmentalist gives his truly unfiltered thoughts in a wide ranging interview on Trudeau, Greta, Trump, young people, elders, CEOs, indigenous communities, socialists, tar sands - and much, much more.  David Suzuki is a classic Canadian icon. Join host Elliot...
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Episode 5 "The C Words; Covid and Climate" with special guests, Sir David King (Professor in Physical Chemistry/Climate Change) and Rick Parnell (CEO for the Foundation For Climate Restoration) Presented by: Intact Insurance Did climate change cause COVID? Is "lockdown life" the same as "net zero life"? Can we afford to fight climate change after what we’re spending on COVID?  This week on HOT TALK, we loo...
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Episode 4: "Complex, Geeky, Dull, and Boring" with special guest Gillian Tett Presented By: Intact Insurance  On Episode 4 of Hot Talk! Canada's leading and most informative Podcast on Climate Change... Gillian Tett is among the BrainTrust at the Financial Times, where she writes about “Moral Money”, and is recognized as having predicted the 2008 financial crisis nearly two years before it happened.  She was one of t...
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Episode 3 (Part 2) "Apocalypse Never" with special guest Michael Shellenberger, the author of the book titled Apocalypse Never Presented by: Intact Insurance HOT TALK is about an open exchange of ideas, where we turn silos into sieves, and let you the listener make up your own mind on climate issues. It is hard, if not impossible, to do that, if you are not ever exposed to the ‘other side’. In Part 2, Elliott examines th...
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Episode 3 (Part 1) "Apocalypse Now" with special guest(s) Stewart Cohen, a former scientist and researcher for Environment Canada and Jeff Berardelli, CBS' top meteorologist. Presented by: Intact Insurance  How important is climate change?  Will unchecked global warming bring the apocalypse upon us?  In this two-part episode we get two very different answers to the same question.  Is it Apocalypse Now, or Apocalypse N...
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Episode 2 "Yes and No! At The Same Time", with special guest Christiana Figueres Presented by: Intact Insurance On Episode 2 of Hot Talk, host Elliott Cappell sits down with Christiana Figueres, the architect of the Paris Agreement.  Reflecting on her work with nearly every country in the world on climate change, we ask Christiana... "How is the world doing 5 years on from the historic signing of the Paris accord?...
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Episode 1 "The War of Ideas" with special guest Jerry Taylor. Presented by: Intact Insurance In this episode of Hot Talk, Elliott Cappell speaks to Jerry Taylor, President and Co-founder of the Niskanen Centre (think-tank in Washington, DC) and once a professinal climate "skeptic". Then he changed his mind.  Hear his story, his ideas, his thoughts... as Elliott and Jerry challenge the 'status quo' in the ...
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