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Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg is a weekly environmental podcast presented by Cara Augustenborg exploring all sides of climate change and examining the fundamental shifts we need to make to futureproof the planet. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg is a weekly environmental podcast presented by Cara Augustenborg exploring all sides of climate change and examining the fundamental shifts we need to make to futureproof the planet. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Location:

Ireland

Description:

Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg is a weekly environmental podcast presented by Cara Augustenborg exploring all sides of climate change and examining the fundamental shifts we need to make to futureproof the planet. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Language:

English


Episodes

My Green Life: PJ Gallagher

4/9/2021
Cara welcomed comedian and actor PJ Gallagher onto 'Down To Earth', to try and convince him that he really is doing his part to combat the climate crisis, despite how helpless he feels. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:16:12

Episode 11: Bending the Emissions Curve

4/9/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week it's all about bending the emissions curve. Oisin Coghlan and Clare Watson explain how to build a movement of climate...

Duration:00:51:55

My Green Life: Professor Michael Mann

4/2/2021
Professor Michael Mann, author of 'The New Climate War', talked to Cara about his Green Life, and how he has been standing up to climate deniers for well over 20 years. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:18:15

Episode 10: Forestry

4/2/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week it's all about forestry. Ciaran Fallon, Marina Conway, and Jim Lawlor discuss the future of Ireland’s forests. Graham Fox...

Duration:00:52:10

Episode 9: Transport

3/19/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week it's about the future of transport. Prof. Brian Caufield, Elaine Brick and James Nix give their views on our mobility. The...

Duration:00:51:37

My Green Life: Daniel Murray

3/12/2021
The Business Post's Daniel Murray joins Cara to discuss how he got into journalism, and why he's veered towards climate change as his subject of choice.

Duration:00:15:37

Episode 8: Waste not, want not

3/12/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week, we look we find out how to stop trashing the planet with our waste. Panda Group’s Des Crinion explains where our rubbish...

Duration:00:51:28

My Green Life: Gerald Fleming

3/5/2021
Meteorologist Gerald Fleming joined Cara for 'My Green Life', speaking about his passion for the issue of climate change, his plans for retro fitting his house, and some changes he has made to his diet!

Duration:00:16:36

Episode 7: Water

3/5/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week, we look at water quality, both at home and abroad. Sinead O’Brien of the Sustainable Water Action Network gives the low...

Duration:00:51:43

Episode 6: Nature and Wildlife

2/25/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week, we take a walk on the wild side to explore Ireland’s nature and wildlife. Professor Jane Stout presents the state of our...

Duration:00:52:12

My Green Life: Norman Crowley

2/25/2021
On this edition of 'My Green Life', serial entrepreneur Norman Crowley shares about what inspired him to become an environmental entrepreneur.

Duration:00:16:31

My Green Life: Minister Pippa Hackett

2/25/2021
Minister Pippa Hackett is Cara's special guest for My Green Life this week, as she talks about her journey into organic farming, and what can be done politically in order to make all our lives greener.

Duration:00:16:02

Episode 5: The future of food

2/19/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week it's all about the future of food. Professor Alan Matthews explains where our agricultural policies are headed. Davie...

Duration:00:51:57

My Green Life: Vice Admiral Mark Mellett

2/12/2021
The Head of the Irish Defense Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, was Cara's guest this week for 'My Green Life' - where he gave a surprising insight into how Ireland’s military is considering environmental issues.

Duration:00:15:58

Episode 4: Electric Vehicles

2/12/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week it's all about electric vehicles. Motoring Journalist, Geraldine Herbert, has everything you need to know about Electric...

Duration:00:52:04

My Green Life: Colm O'Regan

2/5/2021
Writer and comedian Colm O'Regan talked cloth nappies, picking up rubbish and all the little things you can do to help the environment, as he joined Dr Cara Augustenborg to discuss his 'Green Life'.

Duration:00:17:51

Episode 3: Fast Fashion

2/5/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week it's all about fast fashion. Carry Somers, co-founder of 'Fashion Revolution' explains the environmental impact of what we...

Duration:00:51:30

My Green Life: Darina Allen

2/5/2021
One of Ireland's most beloved cooks Darina Allen told Dr Cara Augustenborg all about how the environment impacts her everyday life.

Duration:00:14:36

Episode 2: Ireland's energy supply in a fossil free future

1/29/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week it's all about Ireland's energy supply heading into a fossil free future. Dr. David Connolly, currently the CEO of Wind...

Duration:00:51:39

Episode 1: Air Quality

1/22/2021
Down To Earth is Newstalk’s dedicated programme about our natural environment and how we address the limits of our planet's resources. From climate change to species extinction, we cover the toughest challenges with leading experts and celebrated thinkers. You'll hear diverse views, as we try to find common ground in how to fix our most pressing global crises. This week it's all about air pollution. NUI Galway scientist Dr. Clare Noone explains why Ireland’s air quality is no laughing matter...

Duration:00:51:19