Outrage + Optimism is a weekly podcast about facing
the climate crisis and how we can thrive beyond it
Welcome to Season 3!
Everyone now knows that the climate crisis is real. In fact, we are experiencing the impacts around the globe already, some countries far more than others. Whilst tackling this challenge is certainly not easy, it is our responsibility to do so. The truth is, science shows that the window to avert the worst catastrophic impacts of climate change is very small – we need to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a mere nine years from now.
That means we cannot afford the luxury of time to despair. That is why we call this the most decisive decade in human history. Every week on Outrage + Optimism, we explore the challenges, frustrations and genuine outrage we need to face this crisis, and we explore the real changes already happening that offer the stubborn optimism we need to play our part in building a thriving new economy and world.
Join us on the rollercoaster journey, as we talk to politicians, scientists, artists and musicians changing culture, business leaders, investors and changemakers, bringing the future forward. Plus our special investigative series this season is in partnership with the Race to Zero, exploring the breakthroughs accelerating entire sectors – the power, transportation, building and food industries, and many more. Subscribe, stream or share a new episode every Thursday throughout 2021.
111. New Systems and New Power with Dame Ellen MacArthur & Guest Co-Host Catherine Howarth
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This week, The Circular Economy!
Currently our economy operates in a linear way. Take, Make, Dispose. It’s based on the industrial revolution, and we know this way of doing things has limits. Some of those limits we are reaching even today.
But there’s a different economy we could create. The Circular Economy.
This week we explore the ‘Circular Economy’ with #1 Circular Economy advocate, Dame Ellen MacArthur. This brand new economy is all about designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. It incentivizes manufacturers to create and maintain better products, stops the Global North from polluting the Global South, and has the potential to regenerate wildlife and ecosystems that are on the brink of collapsing.
And with Christiana and Tom out this week, we invite special guest co-host, Catherine Howarth, CEO of Share Action, to discuss what it will take to encourage regenerative economic practices? Are we at a tipping point right now? Is a green, equitable, regenerative global society finally close to our grasp?
And later on in the episode, join us for a soulful acoustic performance of “What Can I Do?” by Rachel Sermanni.
Thanks for joining us!
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