Deciphering global warming with Jamy Gourmaud

The famous presenter of the show “C’est pas sorcier” Jamy Gourmaud will take part in a conversation with journalist Salomé Saqué on Saturday November 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the stage of the Ducourneau theater around the theme: “Limit the global warming, isn’t it rocket science?

What does it mean to you to take part in a philosophy festival like the one in Agen?

Jamy Gourmaud. “It’s an honor because it’s quite rare to be invited to a festival where we’re going to talk about philosophy. It’s been a long time, since high school and the final year, that I haven’t talked about philosophy but I’ve probably done some since without knowing it.”

You are going to participate in a time of discussion on global warming, what will be the main lines of your intervention?

“Already, I am not coming to give a conference but to take part in an exchange with my colleague Salomé Saqué around an education in the field of global warming. For example, how to effectively convey sometimes complex messages, and which do not have obviously not yet been heard, despite the years. I am not here to say what to do but rather how to say it.

Your programs are very popular with young audiences, are you going to speak to them?

“You always have the impression that my programs are aimed at children, but since I started doing this job, I address all audiences! I would even say that I address myself to laymen, and the layman does not You have to know that it’s very difficult to talk to a child because you don’t talk the same way to a 10-year-old child as to a 5-year-old or a 15-year-old.

The discourse on global warming is not new and yet we all still seem to be laymen on this subject…

“We are all profane when we are not an expert! Myself, I have been interested in these environmental issues for a long time but I am far from being an expert… I am a journalist or rather a go-between knowing and those who will enjoy learning. I just try to make sometimes complex things intelligible.”

How long have you been interested in environmental issues?

“In my job as a science journalist, environmental issues came to the table very quickly. The first program in which we talked about the environment with Fred must date from 1995 and then we very quickly talked about the treatment of waste, oil and therefore the depletion of resources and CO2 emissions.From there, I think that the environmental question became a kind of backdrop to all the subjects we dealt with, as if this problem was part of my DNA Today, most of the population has understood that we have a concern with global warming and when we question our fellow citizens, environmental issues are at the top of their concerns along with purchasing power. It is therefore a subject that challenges and, at worst, worries. So, of course, there are still climatosceptics, but I don’t even want to try to convince them, when I asks them for arguments, they respond with counter-arguments! The problem is that if we only think of climatosceptics, we will spend our time talking about the greenhouse effect, but today we have to move on because we have understood the correlation between temperatures and the beginning of the industrial age. To try to go beyond, I try to mix my voice with those who want things to evolve and to show the solutions that are proposed by the various scientific or political actors.

Solutions that are difficult to put in place…

“Today, the big question revolves around energy: will we have enough to get through the winter? But we have to look further and ask ourselves the question about the other winters because what we are experiencing there is not only a taste of what we are going to experience in the coming decades. We will therefore have to find other solutions because our country is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% from 2030. We are therefore going to have to change gears and I want citizens to adhere, all together, to the solutions that are going to be taken. This is often the beginning of my speech: if we have so many The problem with moving up a gear, even for our leaders, is that we are sorely lacking in scientific culture, not scientific background but rather the scientific culture that every individual should have. These questions deserve much more and much better than a few shows of “It’s not rocket science”. he speeches made for twenty-five years by the scientific community on global warming would have had more scope if these elements had been conceptualized by the public. Once again, when I speak of scientific culture, I do not want to make all fellow citizens eligible for the Nobel Prize, but rather to introduce them to a few simple notions to understand the proposals that are made today.

Deciphering global warming with Jamy Gourmaud