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We live in Climactic times. The culmination of billions of lives lived since the Industrial Revolution. The Anthropocene — our current age of technology, machines, and an insatiable need for fuel — has changed the planet and set us on a new path.
We’re facing an unprecedented future with a destabilised natural world due to rising temperatures.
Climactic tells the stories of the people making a difference. Regular people like us, in a daily struggle to live in the face of the climate crisis.

Climactic Climactic

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 52 Ratings

We live in Climactic times. The culmination of billions of lives lived since the Industrial Revolution. The Anthropocene — our current age of technology, machines, and an insatiable need for fuel — has changed the planet and set us on a new path.
We’re facing an unprecedented future with a destabilised natural world due to rising temperatures.
Climactic tells the stories of the people making a difference. Regular people like us, in a daily struggle to live in the face of the climate crisis.

    Disbanding the Climactic Collective

    Disbanding the Climactic Collective

    Who are we? Storytellers and podcasters.
    The climate crisis is going to take all of us to address, and before long everyone will be climate change-effected. Isn't it time our podcasts engaged with that reality?
    And yet, on June 24th, 2022, the Climactic Collective will disband, and the website Climactic.fm will deactivate.
    Here's why.
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    • 9 min
    The Sustainable Hour | Finding our voice: Bridging arts, advertising and activism

    The Sustainable Hour | Finding our voice: Bridging arts, advertising and activism

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    • 1 hr
    Climate Media Centre | Election Reactions

    Climate Media Centre | Election Reactions

    Dylan Quinnell from the Climate Media Centre recorded with members of some of Australia's leading climate action groups, the day after the election. This short episode is a great way to listen back on their excitement from the election results, and a great way to get yourself pumped to take action in this new chapter for Australia!
    Audio grabs and quotes below:
     
    Rural and regional Australians respond to the Federal Election, and what they want to see happen next: 
     
    AGRICULTURE
     
    Fiona Davis, CEO of Farmers for Climate Action, from regional Victoria, talks about the importance of climate in the election, and the need for stronger climate policies moving forward, to farmers including the organisation's 7,000 supporters. Fiona says we need deep emissions reductions this decade to protect Australian farmers from extreme weather events, and to ensure farmers can continue to produce food for Australins and the world. 
    [Audio grabs from Fiona Davis]
     
    Charlie Prell, chair of Farmers for Climate Action, and fourth-generation sheep farmer who also hosts wind turbines on his property in Crookwell, NSW talks about how climate change has become an important issue in the bush. He talks about the election, including increased support for Nationals' candidates more progressive on climate, as well as the need for integrity and progressive action in government moving forward. [Audio grabs from Charlie Prell]   :
     
    BUSHFIRE SURVIVOR
     
    Jo Dodds, president of Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action and bushfire survivor from Tathra, NSW South Coast, talks about how the issue of climate change motivated many voters this election. She also talks about the urgency and immediacy of the climate change threat and what she and fellow bushfire survivors want to see from the new government. 
    [Audio grabs from Jo Dodds]
     
    HEALTH EXPERTS
     

    • 16 min
    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Pleasure is a false God | Science Comedy Debates

    🧪🥊 Sci Fight — Pleasure is a false God | Science Comedy Debates

    Sci Fight is a quarterly science comedy debate, with your definitely qualified host, Alanta Colley (citation needed). Sci Fight brings together science folk and comedy folk, and makes them debate the big issues in a silly way.
    This round we turn to pleasure. Finally! What is it? Where does it come from, and can I have some please? Pleasure is part of our biological make-up; evolution's way of prodding us to consume calories, procreate, and not freeze to death, so surely seeking pleasure is only natural? If nothing else, pleasure is a small compensation for all the suffering we endure simply by being trapped in these ridiculous meat vehicles, what with all their tooth decay, ear ache, period pain, and haemorrhoids. Can we not have a little dopamine as a treat? Why not steer our ship of purpose towards the cape of pleasure? 
    Or is pleasure a false god? Simply a smoke screen for more pain? Was it pleasure that led to the tooth decay in the first place? Is pleasure only ever a short term reward, where the deeper satisfactions born from hardship, suffering and sacrifice? One can't imagine Marie Curie bunking off early from the lab for a cheeky pint and a parma. Does the pursuit of pleasure prevent us achieving all that we are fully capable of as a species? 
    What ever happened to those kids in the marshmallow test? Are some of them still waiting? 
    Join us at the Howler for an evening of passionate and pleasurable discourse as scientists and comedians dissect our purpose, our passions and our pitfalls. 
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ross Anderson, AQUNA Sustainable Murray Cod - inspiring, land-based aquaculture

    Ross Anderson, AQUNA Sustainable Murray Cod - inspiring, land-based aquaculture

    In this episode a great conversation with Ross Anderson, all about the truly inspiring story of AQUNA Sustainable Murray Cod and the premium, murray cod they produce for consumers, restaurants, international markets and leading chef's like Josh Niland. It's an uplifting, can-do story about business leadership and innovation, smart, passionate people and their commitment to sustainability that all adds up to a world first, all grown in regional NSW.
    I've long wanted to do a 'positive' story about aquaculture, especially given the impacts of large-scale industrial Tasmanian salmon production, the story Richard Flanagan tells in Toxic - The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry, pub 2021. Flanagan's ‘Toxic' is a heart and environmentally wrenching story, but it isn't all bad news. In a webinar he presented about the issues, he shone light on where there's hope and great potential  – to expand, sustainable land based, vertically integrated, closed loop land based aquaculture.
    AQUNA is an award winning, land-based, producer of murray cod - one of the most ancient, delicious and highly revered fish, once prolific in the wild, listed as nationally threatened in 2003, and so special to First People's and Murray Darling basin ecosystems. During recent fish kills, the business supplied aerators to the Menindee Lakes and have released some 23 million murray cod fingerlings back into the Murray Darling river to help restore fish stocks and ecosystem health. Love it. 
    AQUNA is an industry leader internationally and in the local Griffith community and environment  – employing people in clever jobs, growing vertically integrated, circular-resource use production. Listen in and check out their website to learn more about their commitment to sustainability and whole-of-system innovation in this space. 
    Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod is listed as “GREEN” on the The Good Fish Guide. The Good Fish Guide, an app and website, is a sustainability initiative by the Australian Marine Conservation Society. The guide is an independent reference that helps chefs and consumers make informed decisions on the seafood they eat and serve.
    Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food producing industries in the world – a key and growing source of protein. According to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, global aquaculture production rose 520% for the period 1990-2018 (FAO, 2020). Some 54% of seafood consumed worldwide is produced through aquaculture, but approximately 87% of seafood purchased in New South Wales is imported. So there are enormous domestic and export opportunities for sustainably produced, high quality fish and AQUNA are leading the way to do just that. 
    Bravo AQUNA and thank you Ross for such a great conversation (and for what you all do)!
    AQUNA's website @ aquna.com
    Follow AQUNA:
    Insta: @ aqunasustainablemurraycod/
    FB: @  AqunaSustainableMurrayCod
    Follow Nourishing Matters 
    Insta @ nourishing_matters
    FB @ nourishingmatterstochewon
     
     
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    • 54 min
    Foraging adventures and pursuing your interests with Mike King

    Foraging adventures and pursuing your interests with Mike King

    Mike King shares his journey transitioning from professional arborist to foraging tour guide and plant educator, with a focus on how to create space in life to be creative and follow your interests.
    We talk about native spices, edible plants, taking over an abandoned horticulture project, where to get educated on plants, foraging tours and much more!
    Links:
    Follow Mike on Instagram
    Finders Eaters Foraging (book a foraging tour with Mike)
    Earthworkers Programme (16- 20th May)
    Country Calendar Episode 13, Season 2021
    Wild Trees (book on climbing Redwoods)
    The Common Unity Project
    Plants for a future
    A field guide to native edible plants (book)
    Salt and Straw icecream
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

tshue234 ,

Just listened to violence in environmental activism pt 1

Why can't all university subjects be more like this?? This episode, which includes an interview with Mark Rudd will make you reconsider what political activism means. Do the actions we take shift power structures? It was surprising listening to Rudd's reflections on his involvement in the Vietnam War and how he believes it contributed to governments revolutionising war tactics. I never thought of governments having revolutions of their own. Spine chilling if you accept the argument being made. A must-listen. - on behalf of Rosie Pham

astroperson ,

Brilliant

Why isn’t this show winning more awards! Stunning journalism. Much needed words and sounds.

Binni Ann ,

Climactic: a brilliant climate community collaboration

I’ve been a Climactic listener since the early days of the podcast, and have always been impressed by the reporting, how sensitively and intelligently different aspects of climate change and in/action are explored. Mark has been inclusive from the start, with initiatives like ‘Community Corner’, and by focusing on broadcasting the voices of the climate community. Excellent!

Now, with the growth of the Climactic Collective channel featuring a variety of climate-related shows, there’s an explosion of talent, creativity and collaboration.

Wonderful work team!! The supportive spirit is heartening, thanks for doing all you’re doing!!!

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