Watch Again Webinars | Maxime Chollet – A climate change conversation

26th November 2020

As structural engineers despite committing ourselves to the climate change agenda, do we have any legitimacy to communicate about it considering our limited knowledge when the scale of the problem is so complex, multifaceted and large?

How confident are we in our understanding of the issue and therefore our ability to critically review information brought to our attention? How do we make sure that, despite our good intentions and genuine will of acting for the greater good, we’re not unintentionally spreading misinformation?...

Join Senior Engineer Maxime Chollet as he gives you the tools to enhance the strength and quality of the answers you give to these questions to make sure we can best support the climate change movement.


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[2] IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, R.K. Pachauri and L.A. Meyer (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, 151 pp

[3] IPCC, 2018: Global Warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [Masson-Delmotte, V., P. Zhai, H.-O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P.R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, J.B.R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M.I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, and T. Waterfeld (eds.)]. In Press.

[4] Drilled, Season 1 - A true-crime podcast about climate change, Amy Westervelt, Critical Frequency, 2018,

[5] J. Chappelow, “Hubbert's Peak Theory,” Dotdash publishing family, 19 09 2019. [Online]. Available: [Accessed 01 04 2020].

[6] E. Mearns, “ERoEI for Beginners,” 2016.

[7] Dr Tim Morgan, TPSI 009, “Perfect Storm – Energy, finance and the end of growth”, Tullett Prebon Group Ltd, 2013

[8] J.-B. Say, in Cours complet d'économie pratique - Tome 1, Paris, Guillaumin et Ce, 1852, p. 66.

[9] Matinales de la Transition Écologique. [Film]. Nantes: Centrale Nantes, 2020.

[10] Gilles Mitteau, Tout sur l’economie (ou presque), Editions Payot & Rivages, Paris, 2020

[11] O’Neill, D.W., Fanning, A.L., Lamb, W.F. et al. A good life for all within planetary boundaries. Nat Sustain 1, 88–95 (2018).

Further Reading:

IPCC SR05, Global Warming of 1.5°C, Summary for Policymaker, 2018

Donella Meadows (author) & Diana Wright (editor), Thinking in Systems: a Primer, 2017

Michael Pawlyn, “What is regenerative architecture?”, 13.09.2019

Zeke Hausfather, “Explainer: How ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ explore future climate change”, 19.04.2018

Gilles Ramstein & Sylvestre Huet, Le Climat en 100 questions, Editions Tallandier, 2020

Gilles Mitteau, Tout sur l’economie (ou presque), Editions Payot & Rivages, 2020

Further Listening:

Amy Westervelt, Drilled - A true-crime podcast about climate change, Critical Frequency, 2018

MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, TILclimate, 2019

Jean-Marc Jancovici, Cours Mines Paris Tech, 2019,

Other resources:

Global Carbon Atlas,

The Electricity Map,

Mauna Loa Observatory,

A Good Life For All Within Planetary Boundaries,

The Shift Project,