IN Chit Chong 25 Aug 2021

Today on your show our topic is: “Anthropocene Climate Change-The role of an Activist”. We are living in a time many people refer to as the “Anthropocene” geological period. Humans have become the single most influential species on the planet, causing significant global warming and other changes to land, environment, water, organisms and the atmosphere. It is widely accepted that our species, Homo sapiens, have had such a significant impact on Earth and its inhabitants that we will have a lasting – and potentially irreversible – influence on its systems, environment, processes and biodiversity. The Earth is 4.5 billion years old, and modern humans have been around for around a mere 200,000 years. Yet in that time we have fundamentally altered the physical, chemical and biological systems of the planet on which we and all other organisms depend.

Guest – Chit Chong
Today we go to London UK, and hear from Chit Chong Environmentalist and Mechanical Engineer who has been a climate change proponent for the past 25 years. He is an all-round environmentalist combining work as an environmental professional with being a professional environmental campaigner. He has worked as an engineer and product designer. His main focus over 20 years has been in reducing the environmental impact of social housing. He led low carbon retrofit projects, large scale insulation programmes and district heating projects using waste heat. As a campaigner, he became the first Green Party Councilor elected in London despite the “first past the post” voting system and a largely two-party state. After being a Councilor, he became the Party’s Speaker of Future Generations and enshrined this concept in its manifesto. Most of his current work is with Extinction Rebellion, the grass roots campaign for action on the Climate Crisis. He took part in Direct Action and was arrested for sitting in the road. He is currently campaigning to shame the Catholic Church into action on climate change. He holds a BEng Mech Eng from London Polytechnic -University of Westminster and a Masters Degree in Product Design

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