“How can you talk about climate change without getting angry? Or without getting upset? It’s just not possible” Sam posited to Peter Barker from Orinoco Communications, pointing out that scientists are allowed to have emotions.
Sam communicates all kinds of science topics but specialises in environmental science, and he took the opportunity to talk to Orinoco about the Climate Communication Project’s recent report which he helped to research, write and publish. In the podcast, Sam also shares his experiences at COP24 and his conviction that climate change cannot be solved by scientists alone, but requires society and science to work together to develop and implement mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Sam Illingworth is a senior lecturer in Science Communication, with a background in the atmospheric sciences and expertise in public engagement and outreach.