It’s cold in London this week – but not even nearly as cold as it is in Korea, where the coldest Winter Olympics of all time are about to kick off; or Moscow, which just had record snowfall. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, Cape Town is about to run out of water.
So, it’s time to talk about the climate again. New Statesman environment writer India Bourke joins me to talk about this year’s bout of extreme weather, explain what’s causing it, and talk me through what cities are doing to mitigate the situation.
Then, in a desperate attempt to lighten the mood, I quiz her on a few temperature records, in the UK and beyond.
One other announcement: on 22 February, I’ll be joined by a great panel to record the first ever live Skylines, at the New Local Government Network conference in London’s Guildhall. It’s a ticketed event, but if you’re going to be there, why not swing by and say hi?
Skylines is the podcast from the New Statesman's cities site, CityMetric. It's hosted by Jonn Elledge.