Good morning ! The “Human Warmth” newsletter is taking a break in January. While waiting for his return, I suggest you dive back into some already published episodes of the podcast that may have escaped you. You can also listen to the fourth episode of our political series on climate transition, with Antoine Vermorel-Marques (Les Républicains). If someone forwarded this newsletter to you, you can subscribe for free here.

Addressing the climate issue, and the challenges of social and economic change that accompany it, is not always easy. Here are four episodes of the podcast in which we reflect on ways to approach these subjects, both on an individual and collective level. See you soon !

1. How can we explain warming to as many people as possible?

In this episode, we discuss the most effective way to explain climate issues. What are good examples to use, points to emphasize? How can we avoid falling into the traps that make the debate sterile? With climatologist Valérie Masson-Delmotte, who was at the time co-president of group 1 of the IPCC.

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2. How to talk about the climate without confronting each other?

In this conversation, we return to the weight of climate skeptics in public opinion. How can we approach the subject of climate without speaking only to the convinced? Should we radicalize the speeches, or, on the contrary, remain calm and benevolent in all circumstances? With Laurent Cordonier, sociologist and scientific director of the Descartes Foundation, who coordinated a study on the relationship of French people to information on the climate.

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3. Are small actions enough to combat global warming?

To what extent do individual actions contribute to limiting our carbon footprint? Should you stop flying, stop eating meat, change your gas boiler? Or is it first up to the State and big companies to make efforts? With Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier, sociologist and research director at CNRS, member of the High Council for the Climate and president of the scientific council of Ademe.

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Bonus: Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier returned to “Chaleur humaine” for an episode recorded in public, in discussion with Carbone 4 consultant César Dugast. Listen here.

4. How to reconcile climate transition and democracy?

The discussion doesn’t just happen with our loved ones! Is our democratic system compatible with the climate emergency? How can we make the right decisions – and have them implemented – in the time we have left to limit the effects of climate change? With Hélène Landemore, professor of political theory at Yale University, in the United States, who closely followed the work of the citizens’ climate convention.

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Climate: your questions. Find here previous editions of the newsletter and answers to questions asked by listeners of “Chaleur humaine”.