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The Climate Pod

Dec 4, 2019

World leaders are meeting at COP25 in Madrid, Spain as a wave of new reports continue to be released outlining the growing climate crisis. Will this make a difference? What's at stake for COP25? The Guardian's Environmental Correspondent Fiona Harvey joins the show from Madrid to report on the summit. 

Then, Fiona McPherson, Senior Editor at the Oxford English Dictionary, joins the podcast to explain why "climate emergency" was 2019's Oxford Word of the Year. This is a very good conversation with a lot of really good words. 

Two Fionas in one show! Give it a listen and thanks for being great. 

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Further Reading:

Climate crisis: what is COP and can it save the world by Fiona Harvey

Word of the Year 2019 by Oxford Dictionaries