Welcome to the Race against climate change with amy and ella
The Race is on…
The year is 2021 and we are in the midst of a Climate Emergency.
The human race is involved in the ultimate of all races… the race against climate change. It is a race we must all participate in, and it is a race we must win.
With enough ACTION comes HOPE
The resources that follow aim to help understand the science, the issues, the reality, but more importantly, we hope they empower and inspire as many people as possible into ACTION.
All we can do is to do all we can. And if collectively, as a human race, we do enough… then we have the best chance of winning the race against climate change.
“We are all part of the problem, which makes us part of the solution.”
The Race Against Climate Change series
Climate Change Hot Topics
Each episode Amy explores and explains a different aspect of Climate Change.
1. The Climate Emergency
We’ve all heard of the terms Climate Crisis and Climate Emergency, right? But what do terms like this actually mean? In this episode, Amy explains
2. Climate Change Evidence
In this episode, Amy looks at some of the scientific evidence that is backed by the majority of the climate science community.
3. The Greenhouse Effect
Amy explains how greenhouse gases cause the Greenhouse Effect, and how emission levels and Global Warming Potentials of different gases contribute to changes to our global climate.
4. The Need to Reduce Emissions
In this Episode, Amy chats with Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, Michael Mann about the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
5. Impacts of Climate Change
In Episode 5, Amy explains some of the impacts of Climate Change, with support from Professor Michael Mann.
6. Societal Impacts of CC
In this episode of Hot Topics, Amy explores some of the societal impacts of the climate crisis.
7. Deforestation and CC
Deforestation has multiple impacts that impact on Climate Change; Amy explains the key issues.
Gen Z to Net Z: A Family’s Race to Carbon Neutrality
Each episode, Amy and Ella report on the action taken to reduce their family’s carbon footprint in a bid to become Net Zero by 2022.
1. Carbon Footprint Calculators
In this first episode, Amy and Ella take a look at carbon footprint calculators in an effort to estimate their family’s carbon footprint.
2. Energy Suppliers & DIY Reductions
Amy seeks clarity on green energy suppliers, as well as looking at some quick and easy ways to reduce energy consumption in the home.
3. Personal Vehicles (going hybrid)
In this episode, Amy explains how a shift to a hybrid family car is helping to reduce her family’s CO2 emissions as is strives to become Carbon Net Zero by 2022.
4. Public & Low Emission Transport
On the topic of emissions, Amy explains how walking and using bicycles and public transport can reduce everyone’s carbon footprint, as well as make us healthier.
5. Limiting Heat Loss
In this episode of Race to Net Zero, Amy gets a bit wet while explaining how to prevent energy loss from your home – all will be explained!.
6. Shopping Habits
In Race to NetZero, Amy and family try to further reduce their carbon footprint through their diet and shopping habits.
7. Pick Your Own!
In this episode, Amy explains how picking and storing seasonal fruit can help reduce your carbon footprint.
Fast and Curious
Ella explores the world of Formula E and explains how technological advancements from the sport, make their way into our road cars.
1. FE: A Carbon Neutral sport
Ella finds out how it is possible for a mega fast, globally-staged, single-seat motorsport to be Carbon Net Zero.
Ella explores how the developments by Formula E teams helps accelerate the EV road cars we see today.
3. Formula E Batteries
Ella explores what a Formula E car battery and a regular household TV remote have in common.
4. Improving Air Quality
Ella explains how Formula E is helping to improve air quality in our cities and reduce congestion and harmful emissions.
5. FE Steering Wheels
In ‘Fast and Curious’ Ella takes a look at the Formula E steering wheel, and how it differs from her Wii controller and the steering wheel in a family car.
6. Attack Mode and FANBOOST
This week Ella looks into the unique features of Formula E that are: Attack Mode and the slightly controversial FanBoost
7. Driver Radios
Tune into Ella’s explainer about… er…. tuning into the driver’s radio feed back to the pit wall, live as they are actually racing!