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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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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.

    Artbreaker | Eav Brennan makes rubbish portraits

    Artbreaker | Eav Brennan makes rubbish portraits

    This episode is an interview from climactic member and artist Eav Brennan. Eav's spent the last year interviewing some climate leaders and making upcycled portraits of them. In this episode, Mark and Eav run through the portrait subjects and the stories that stuck with Eav, as well as touching on the long history of textile art as a medium of social change.

    Music

    Dig the Uke by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/53327 Ft: Kara Square

    For more on Eav's work check out her instagram @eavrose or her website

    https://www.thesecondattempt.com

    This project was supported by the Creative Power Award.

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    Nourishing Matters | Incredible story of SOIL - Matthew Evans & Sadie Chrestman

    Nourishing Matters | Incredible story of SOIL - Matthew Evans & Sadie Chrestman

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    Tilth, glomalin, exudates … luscious words from the world of soils and a great conversation with Matthew Evans and Sadie Chrestman about Matthew’s new book Soil – The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy. 

    Matthew and Sadie Chrestman are the well known and much loved co–creators and operators of Fat Pig Farm, collaborators in arms and life and both strong advocates for open, fair, accountable food and farming systems and delicious food. This episode dives into just how very precious and remarkable soil is and why we need to get to know and ‘look after’ it better – now.

    ‘Soil’ is a joyful, magical book. It’s packed with stacks of facts & curious tales to help us really ‘see’, smell, feel and taste soil in creative, more informed ways and it packs a loving but really powerful punch for pretty much anyone who grows food or eats  – and it offers an uplifting call to action to better care for soil, for our and planetary health and food futures in a changing climate. 

    A rollercoaster of a read – ‘Soil’ is a mix of Alice in Regenerationland; meets Dr Karl, & Costa; great scientists, quacks & visionary gardeners & farmers of the world – and Frenchman, Stephane Le Foll, who, at the Paris Climate Summit in 2015 touted the idea that an extra 0.4% organic carbon into soil each year might radically ‘garden’ us away from runaway global warming ….

    There’s a whole lot of love in this book – for soil and for the tiny trillions of bacteria, fungi and neglected critters in it and for people and the planet. 

    Listen in, enjoy and dig into Matthews latest book that is available from all good bookstores and online booksellers. 

    Image Acknowledgements:

    Sadie, Kitti Gould Photographer

    Matthew, Alan Benson Photographer 


    Matt's Website

    Fat Pig Farm

    @fat_pig_farm

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    @nourishing_matters

    @foodswellaustralia 

    Facebook

    Nourishing Matters

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    Twitter

    @foodswell1

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Overview Effect | David Holmgren sees a resilient future

    The Overview Effect | David Holmgren sees a resilient future

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    I have a treat for you today.

    This episode is the final live headline conversation from Renew Fest in May, with living legend, esteemed author, thinker, and Co-Originator of the permaculture concept, David Holmgren.

    We’ve all heard of permaculture; it’s been a massive movement and so many people have taken on the concepts of permaculture design into their homes and gardens.

    So rather than just talk about what permaculture is or how we implement it, I wanted to take the opportunity step back and ask David about where it came from. Why did he feel the need to develop it in the first place?

    Truly, it was birthed from David’s perspectives on what the future could look like, the challenges we may face as society, and what behaviours we can cultivate now to change our trajectory. 

    In this live conversation, we dive into his 'Future Scenarios' work, where he shares the potential futures we could face which he calls:
    Techno explosion
    Techno stability
    Energy descent
    Collapse

    We talk about our global over-reliance on centralised corporations and governments, and the importance of cultivating both self-reliance (taking things into our own hands) as well as collective reliance (building community connections).

    And of course, we dive into the content of his most recent book, Retrosuburbia: The Downshifters Guide to a Resilient Future. This is a truly incredible book which covers so much content about our built world, our biological world, and our behavioural paradigms.

    David is a rare mix of highly intellectual and genuinely down-to-earth and human. You're going to love this one.

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    • 1 hr
    Archive || Raising the Bar | Who needs artists in a climate crisis? - Dr Jen Rae

    Archive || Raising the Bar | Who needs artists in a climate crisis? - Dr Jen Rae

    Recorded in November 2019 for Raising the Bar, an event series from the City of Melbourne. 

    We're so grateful to the RTB team for allowing us to share this audio, from past guest and collaborator Dr Jen Rae.

    Raising the Bar is "for curious minds and lifelong learners. We’re here for those hungry for innovation and inspiration. For the citizens and dreamers of our world. We’re here to make knowledge accessible outside of the traditional classroom and transform our city’s popular culture. We’re Raising the Bar."

    According to Margaret Atwood, we’re no longer talking about climate change; we are facing ‘everything change’. There are infinite adjustments to make - so what's the importance of artists in these transitions? Jen Rae has been practicing at the intersection of arts and climate emergency for the past 10 years. Join her as she shares what she's learned from practicing across cultures and disciplines to find the place of artists in the climate catastrophe.

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    • 51 min
    Climactic | Collective Update and Pilot of 'Climatebase Weekly Update'

    Climactic | Collective Update and Pilot of 'Climatebase Weekly Update'

    What's the Climactic Collective? Well, that's in a state of development and flux. 

    How our collective of independent shows work with and support each other is changing and morphing, but where it's now is shared in this episode. 

    Also, hear an exclusive preview of a new show, a collaboration with Climatebase - the world's best place to find a climate-engaged job - to get you updated on this week's climate news, no matter what episode of Climactic you're listening to!

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    • 23 min
    Talking In This Climate | Why it's ok to feel eco-anxious, learning to live with climate change, a conversation with Dr Blanche Verlie

    Talking In This Climate | Why it's ok to feel eco-anxious, learning to live with climate change, a conversation with Dr Blanche Verlie

    Congratulations on reaching double digits - Talking In This Climate!

    Feeling anxious about climate change? Reflect and recharge with this unique episode where we explore emotional responses to climate change with Dr. Blanche Verlie, member of the Sydney Environment Institute and author of Learning to live-with climate change: From anxiety to transformation.

    In this conversation we flip the teacher/student dynamic and have one of Blanche’s previous students, our co-host Zoe, interview her. Join our discussion on feeling the realities of climate change and embrace ways to support each other and live with climate change.

    Together, we reflect on what living with climate change can feel and look like and delve into environmental education and its impacts on students and teachers. We explore the power of laughter and vulnerability in communicating climate change and unpack some powerful concepts such as: more than human, the human nature binary, relational climate justice and bearing worlds with climate.

    Access the free e-book of Learning to live-with climate change: From anxiety to transformation: https://bit.ly/3jJPBHB 

    Our sincere thanks to Blanche Verlie for taking the time to speak with us for this episode, and to Zoe Goodman for hosting this discussion.

    Recorded on 12 July 2021.

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    • 1 hr 1 min

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