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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.
There is now broad agreement that the consequences of our collective actions are severe. 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 sustainable lives. We want to be the people's voice on climate change, embedded in the community, from the perspective of the actual people.
We want to hear these powerful stories. Are you a member of a community environmental group? Do you have knowledge of climate change? A regular person struggling to figure out your role?
We'd love to help you tell your story.

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    • 4.8 • 48 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.
There is now broad agreement that the consequences of our collective actions are severe. 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 sustainable lives. We want to be the people's voice on climate change, embedded in the community, from the perspective of the actual people.
We want to hear these powerful stories. Are you a member of a community environmental group? Do you have knowledge of climate change? A regular person struggling to figure out your role?
We'd love to help you tell your story.

    Climactic Features | Katerina Cosgrove - We almost lost our home to bushfire last year

    Climactic Features | Katerina Cosgrove - We almost lost our home to bushfire last year

    Author Katerina Cosgrove reads aloud a recent piece of writing, published by SBS Voices. 

    This feature vignette was produced and sound designed by Lloyd Richards featuring music by Omer Haber. 

    The coverart is by @leio on Unsplash. 

    To get in touch with us, to contribute your own creativity to engaging with the climate crisis, drop us a line at hello@climactic.fm. Or a voicemail from climactic.com.au.

     

     

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    • 5 min
    Degree of Difference | Pilot - Who's a Climate Denier?

    Degree of Difference | Pilot - Who's a Climate Denier?

    This is the pilot episode of a new series on the Climactic Collective podcast network, that will be recorded live on streaming TV platform Cimpatico.tv. We're calling it 'Degree of Difference' and it's like Jerry Springer. For the climate community. If Jerry Springer had been about mutual respect and constructive engagement over differences of opinion. So, less Jerry and more civil discourse. 

    In this episode Daniel Bleakley and Asher Coleman discuss their perspectives and the difference between them about:


    If it's fair or constructive to call Victorian Environment Minister Lily D'Ambrosio a climate denier. 
    If Twitter activism is productive. 
    If Tesla is going to save, or at least substantially change, the world. 
    The benefit and utility of climate reduction and net zero targets by a certain date. 

    It's fascinating, fractious, and dare we say even fun. 

    You can watch the video at https://www.facebook.com/301351893724797/videos/2961492227418558/

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Climactic Candid | Cities, climate and migration - With Kate Brick, MMC and Toby Kent, Melbourne's first Chief Resilience Officer

    Climactic Candid | Cities, climate and migration - With Kate Brick, MMC and Toby Kent, Melbourne's first Chief Resilience Officer

    The International Organization for Migration estimates that between 25 million and 1 billion people will move as a result of climate change within the next 30 years.

    Toby Kent, the City of Melbourne's first Chief Resilience Officer, joins Mark Spencer to talk to the Deputy Executive Director of the Mayors Migration Council to talk migration, urbanisation, climate change, and the collision of these factors. 

    Kate is an immigration policy expert with over a decade of experience working on international, national, state, and local policymaking and advocacy.

    Toby Kent is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, and business advisor. His work focuses on helping organisations thrive in the face of challenge. He is a board member of the  Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia and for over five years was metropolitan Melbourne’s Chief Resilience Officer.

    Mayors Migration Council

    MMC COVID-19 Response

    MMC Twitter

    And, for a migration crisis right on the doorstep of Australia, happening to Australian citizens, please take part in this campaign to call on the Australian Federal Government to act on climate change with the urgency required - as we see the Torres Strait Islands being inundated by rising seas. 

    https://ourislandsourhome.com.au/ - Sign the petition, watch the video, share it with a friend.

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    • 47 min
    Introducing Clean State | Bright Sparks in Our Energy Transition: Schools, solar & social enterprise, with ClimateClever co-founder Dr Vanessa Rauland

    Introducing Clean State | Bright Sparks in Our Energy Transition: Schools, solar & social enterprise, with ClimateClever co-founder Dr Vanessa Rauland

    The Climactic Collective is proud to host the Clean State WA Podcast Series, by Anthony James, creator of The RegenNarration.

    You might recognise Dr Vanessa Rauland from the recent ABC TV series Fight for Planet A. Vanessa’s the co-founder with Alexander Karan of ClimateClever, one of a growing number of WA social enterprises that are starting to realise some of the enormous opportunities in our energy transition. The ClimateClever team has nearly doubled in recent months (even during COVID-19), working with an increasing number of schools, their communities and now businesses, to help them reduce emissions, save money and up skill the next generation around regenerative living.

    Vanessa’s long-dedicated her days to addressing climate change and increasing awareness about the vast benefits of sustainability. And in the wake of the extraordinary youth-led global climate strikes, it seems fitting that schools would lead the way in the energy and related transitions we so urgently need. Today, Vanessa takes us to one of the WA schools doing just that.

    The Clean State WA podcast is produced and hosted by Anthony James, Perth-based creator of The RegenNarration podcast. For more stories of regeneration around WA, Australia and the world, tune into The RegenNarration wherever podcasts are found, or at https://www.regennarration.com.

    Music:
    Eden is Lost, by Selfless Orchestra.

    Get more:
    On Vanessa and ClimateClever - https://www.climateclever.org/

    For more on the emerging Perth hub of ‘clean technology’ start-ups, visit PowerLedger and ClearView solar window technology. 

    And check out the Clean State WA website, where you’ll see more on the Jobs Plan and how you can get involved - https://www.cleanstate.org.au/jobs-plan

    Including on the Bright Sparks Solar Powered School Program and the energy transition - https://www.cleanstate.org.au/bright_sparks_solar_schools

    Clean State is an independent initiative advocating for action on climate change and jobs in Western Australia. We represent thousands of individuals and hundreds of businesses and other organisations who are dedicated to climate action across the state. We promote solutions that create thousands of jobs supporting businesses, families and communities and make our state a regenerative, fair and prosperous place to live and work. 

    More than ever before, we have an opportunity to invest in a sustainable future for WA. The coronavirus pandemic is expected to put as many as 64,000 Western Australians out of work and an economic downturn is underway. That’s why Clean State has worked with industry experts from across WA to develop a plan for over 200,000 jobs that will also deliver action on climate change, conservation, and the care economy. This is the Clean State Jobs Plan.

    The Clean State office acknowledges that it resides on the land of the Nyoongar people. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present, and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play in advancing a Clean State of WA. 

    Thanks to the team at Clean State WA, and to the generous volunteers, supporters and active partners who are making this plan a reality.

    If you’d like to get in touch with ideas, questions or thoughts generated by the plan or this podcast, you can email Clean State at info@cleanstate.org.au or simply join our mailing list https://www.cleanstate.org.au/join

    And thanks for listening!

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    • 33 min
    BONUS | Sky Was Blue - Bonesy | Climate Act

    BONUS | Sky Was Blue - Bonesy | Climate Act

    It’s Saturday, the 7th of November.

    November 9th, next Monday, a bill will be tabled in the Australian federal parliament.

    It’s called the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020. Also known as the Climate Act. It is a net zero carbon emissions pledge, and plan, for Australia to achieve by 2050. It is the same pledge, and broad plan, already adopted by the UK.

    "Climate change is real for Australia, with immediate and deepening risks to our natural environment, economy and way of life. Last summer’s unprecedented bushfires are a mark of the worst of those risks, and how they will affect some communities more than others. But there are also opportunities to prosper, given our enormous natural, human and financial wealth."

    You, reading this, already know. But we all have people in our lives who have heard the facts, but don’t feel the urgency. So rather than reciting the facts, I’m honoured to now play you a song. It’s called Sky Was Blue (The Bushfire Song) and is performed by Bonesy.


    If you get the chance, in the next 48 hours ahead of November 9th, play this song for a friend or family member. I’m sure it’ll cast their minds back to this summer, and let all the other distractions fade. And after this song, take them to climateactnow.com.au, and sign to support what really is a bare minimum commitment, to honour the losses our communities suffered over that summer.

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    • 7 min
    Catastophic | Sulari Gentill | Update with Bushfire Royal Commission and Climate Act

    Catastophic | Sulari Gentill | Update with Bushfire Royal Commission and Climate Act

    Rebroadcast of an episode of Catastrophic, with a new introduction. 

    Sulari Gentill lives in the NSW town of Batlow, home of the Batlow apple. Her husband, Michael and son, Edmund, are both volunteer firefighters with the RFS. They have been fighting fires for years but they have never experienced anything like this. In the first weekend of January 2020 the town of Batlow was decimated by a mega fire. Sulari evacuated their home, while Michael and Edmund almost lost their lives fighting to save their beloved town. This is Sulari's story.

    New introduction includes reading from this article in The Conversation. And a video by Sara Rickards about the Climate Act. 



    Catastrophic is a dual podcast and political protest.
    Catastrophic tells the tales of the Australian bushfires and calls for all-partisan political action around Climate Change. Each episode of Catastrophic features an Australian talking about their experience of living through the bushfire crisis, what their fears are now and for the future and what they would like to see done about it on a government level.
    But it doesn’t end when the episode goes out. We at Listen Up Podcasting are taking every story we gather, every episode we release of the Catastrophic podcast and putting them together into one big audio file and sending it to ALL the politicians.
    These are our demands: They are the same demands people have been protesting about and calling for over the last few years:
    No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine and the Wallarah 2 coal project.
    100% renewable energy generation & exports by 2030
    Fund a just transition & job creation for all fossil-fuel workers & communities.
    Hand over land conservation management to First Nations Australians
    Start preserving our water and treating it as a precious resource not a commodity.


    SHOW NOTES:
    Catastrophic Facebook @CatastrophicPod
    Listen Up Podcasting - www.listenuppodcasting.com.au

     

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

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!!!

CJS837 ,

Excellent

Thankyou for bringing these stories to us and for your work in trying to bring about change. Everything you are doing is so important. Thanks

maggieball ,

Terrific and important podcast

Climactic is one of the most important and topical podcasts you can listen to. I’ve learned so much listening to this show, which is both beautifully informative and professionally produced - full of diverse voices, coverage of activist events, interviews, listener input, and so much more about how to support one another through the emergency we're currently facing. If you haven’t already subscribed to this show, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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