Word to listeners: this episode was prerecorded in August 2022.
2022: a 12 months of extremes. Through the 40 diploma summer time warmth, roads melted and railway traces buckled. The London Fireplace Brigade had its busiest day for the reason that Blitz as report temperatures led to lots of of fires throughout town. When it lastly rained a month later, the Met Workplace warned of flood danger. However after a dangerously sizzling summer time, we’re now worrying about whether or not we are able to afford our vitality payments throughout an extended, chilly winter.
This was the 12 months that the local weather disaster collided with the scandalously excessive price of dwelling. However how are the 2 associated? Why are fossil gas corporations making bumper earnings whereas the remainder of us are fearful about paying our payments? And might we keep heat whereas ensuring oil and gasoline keep safely beneath the North Sea?
Ayeisha is joined by Mika Minio-Paluello, local weather and trade lead on the Trades Union Congress and Tessa Khan, environmental lawyer and founder and director of Uplift.
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