The Outdoors Station

No 480 - Time To Panic?

Episode Summary

In recent weeks the news and media have been filled with reports about protesters demanding action on climate change. There’s so much information and misinformation floating about, is it any wonder we all find ourselves confused and dazed. Often burying our head in the sand hoping that others will bring about changes which the world sorely needs. The activists, the protesters, the people who are in the news today while I'm watching from a safe distance.

Episode Notes

In recent weeks the news and media have been filled with reports about protesters demanding action on climate change.

There’s so much information and misinformation floating about, is it any wonder we all find ourselves confused and dazed. Often burying our head in the sand hoping that others will bring about changes which the world sorely needs. The activists, the protesters, the people who are in the news today while I'm watching from a safe distance.

One such powerful, eloquent and exceedingly well informed activist is John Gibbons. Based in Dublin, John has been writing and speaking about environmental and climate-related issues for the last decade and more. This included a two and a half year stint as weekly environmental columnist with the Irish Times. He also maintains an environmental blog at ThinkOrSwim.ie

He was invited recently to talk at the March Green Drinks event hosted by The Dublin Branch of The Irish Wildlife Trust.

Fellow Ireland based podcaster with a passion for all things outdoors, Tommy Sera, (Podcast Tommysoutdoors.com) attended the event and recorded his talk. As you’ll hear a talk full of passion, facts, irony and humour. It also isn’t short on adult language too, so listen with care.