Profound destabilisation: Author Amitav Ghosh on climate change, the future - Asian Insider Ep 82

  • 5 Jan 2022

Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times' US Bureau Chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. In this special episode, Nirmal Ghosh speaks with author Amitav Ghosh, a prolific writer who has written such classics as The Hungry Tide, The Glass Palace, and In An Antique Land, among others, that have been translated into dozens of languages and read across the planet. His most recent is The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis. Highlights (click/tap above): 03:45 The framing of the planetary crisis and especially in relation to climate change, tends to be within the Western discourse, as a bureaucratic business best left to technocrats and the diplomats  05:00 How climate has destabilised countries, from Britain, to India, Myanmar and even Egypt 08:15 We are seeing a revolution, not from the poor, but from the right    12:00 On China, the US, and why human beings are perfectly capable of ending their own existence long before the climate does 16:20 Advice, words of wisdom to the 10-to-15-year-olds growing up in this bleaker-looking world Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (, Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim & Fa'izah Sani Edited by: Hadyu Rahim  Subscribe to the Asian Insider Podcast channel and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts:  Spotify: SPH Awedio app: Website: Feedback to: Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: Read Nirmal Ghosh's stories: Register for Asian Insider newsletter: Asian Insider videos: --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: Green Pulse Podcast: Health Check Podcast: ST Sports Talk Podcast: #PopVultures Podcast: Bookmark This! Podcast: Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider See for privacy information.