Published by The Conversation, Fear & Wonder is a documentary podcast that takes you inside the UN’s era-defining climate report, via the hearts and minds of the scientists from all around the world who wrote it.
I made this show because I happened to visit my friend and co-host Dr Joëlle Gergis – a climate scientist – the day after my in-laws’ house burned down in Australia’s terrifying Black Summer bushfires. She was in the thick of her work on the IPCC’s latest monumental report. I realised that I had no idea how we know what we know about climate change. And I wanted to find out.
In this seven-part series, I speak to scientists from 14 different countries about their science, how they do what they do, and what it feels like to carry that knowledge. We trace the work behind these extraordinary reports as the years pass and climate disasters befall almost everyone involved.