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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.

    This Climate Business | Transport policy just went off the rails, WTF!?

    This Climate Business | Transport policy just went off the rails, WTF!?

    Follow This Climate Businesshere. 

    Transport represents almost half of CO2 emisisons in NZ. In Auckland, its higher, at 67%. After agriculture with our burbing cows, transport is the most imporant sector to decarbonise. Yet the just published 10-year plan for Auckland predicts a 6% increase in emissions by 2031. Critics have called the plan ‘baffling’ – at odds with the council’s commitment to halve emissions by 2030. The report is one of many transport policy documents up for discussion, all promising to lower emissions and shift us out of cars and trucks. To explain what’s going on, why transport planning seems so contradictory and what still needs to be done, Vincent talked to emissions expert Paul Winton, from 1Point5.org.nz

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    Sustainable Futures Report | Sustainable Futures

    Sustainable Futures Report | Sustainable Futures

    Subscribe and listen to the Sustainable Futures Report here. 

    Anthony Day helps you plan a sustainable future with expert guests and reports on green technologies from across a warming world.

    We're halfway through our July Solutions Showcase. Join us on July 25th for a live recorded taping of Climactic Curation looking back on the episodes we've featured, highlighting some particular moments. Watch on Facebook, or our YouTube channel.

    Support the show: https://www.climactic.fm/p/support-the-collective/

    • 23 min.
    BONUS | Facilitate This! Launch

    BONUS | Facilitate This! Launch

    How does the profession of facilitation relate to the climate crisis, and how might it be a potential solution? Find out in this bonus episode where Mark talks to showrunner of the new podcast from the Groupwork Centre, Jim Buckell, about the new show, it's purpose, and why it might be just the show for you!




    Find and subscribe from https://groupwork.com.au/podcast

    Support the show: https://www.climactic.fm/p/support-the-collective/

    • 18 min.
    Windfall | A new 5-part series on offshore wind from NHPR's Outside/In

    Windfall | A new 5-part series on offshore wind from NHPR's Outside/In

    Listen to the series here.

    Giant corporations are retooling their business models, setting their sights on the climate problem and hoping to capitalize on offshore wind. But some of these corporations — including BP and Shell — are the same companies arguably responsible for climate change in the first place.

    Windfall is the story of a promising green technology and the potential of wind power in a changing climate. And it’s a story about power… and who has the power to reshape our energy future.

    Mark talks to co-host of Windfall Annie Ropeik, and NHPR Senior Producer Jack Rodolico, about the making of this series, making climate podcasts, making good podcasts, and telling great climate-engaged stories. 

    This is the second of Climactic's July showcase of climate solutions episodes. Got a suggestion for what we should highlight next? Let us know; hello@climactic.fm

    Support the show: https://www.climactic.fm/p/support-the-collective/

    • 56 min.
    Climate Conversations | Bendigo girls in STEAM creating an electric car is world's first

    Climate Conversations | Bendigo girls in STEAM creating an electric car is world's first

    Climactic's July Spotlight on Climate Solutions Week 1

    This episode of Robert McLean's Climate Conversations is a perfect way to start this month's solutions focus. If you have a recommendation please just drop us a line: hello@climactic.fm

    Music in intro | In Paler Skies by Blue Dot Sessions

    Graeme Wiggins (pictured with two of his enthusiastic students) has created what he believes is the world's first project where young girls, about 26 of them, are working together on a project to convert a conventional car to an all-electric vehicle.

    The project, at the BendigoTech School, is well advanced with the conversion of the 1982 three-door Range Rover into an all-electric Telsa powered car.

    The project, "Girls in STEAM electric car project" has caught the imagination of many, bringing wide publicity to the school, Graeme, the girls and one of those stories on the ABC was entitled "Why a group of teenage girls described as 'hardcore car nuts' are converting a Range Rover into an electric vehicle".

    Listen to the end of this episode and you will hear one of the students, an excited 14-year-old "Lilly", heaping praise on the project.

    Also, enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

    Support the show: https://www.climactic.fm/p/support-the-collective/

    • 39 min.
    Regenomics Downunder | LAUNCH

    Regenomics Downunder | LAUNCH

    Subscribe to the newest show on the Climactic Collective from https://www.climactic.fm/show/regenonomics-downunder-podcast/

    Why Regenomics Downunder?

    RE - because the best solutions are REgional
    GEN - because the best solutions  reGENerate (not just reduce harm)
    OMICS - because the best solutions create better economies (especially regional)

    Down Under - because our focus is our region - Australia and New Zealand - with stories from across the Pacific, through the “global south” and around the world.

    We have the solutions - and they're spreading

    This episode explores what the human race already knows about how to reverse global warming – starting with the commercial, scaling solutions modelled and ranked by the independent not-for-profit Project Drawdown in 2017 (and updated in 2020)

    Project Drawdown’s findings include:
    We CAN reverse global warming – even if we just use the quantifiable, multi-benefit commercial solutions that WE ALREADY HAVE and are already scaling.
    NONE of the 80 solutions require further policy change from national governments (while it would help, all the solutions ARE  commercial and  ARE scaling)
    79 of the solutions are multi-benefit solutions that make the world BETTER (the only harmful solution of significance was nuclear).
    The 80 solutions are WHOLE-OF-ECONOMY solutions that go way beyond electriciy generation and transport to include food, agriculture, construction, education, health and materials.
    The high-potential new solutions that they didn’t have numbers for are likely to be every bit as powerful and even more regenerative than what we have now.

    The list of 80 commercial, quantified Drawdown solutions can a bit overwhelming, and each one only gets 2 pages of explanation. 

    So in this episode we dive in to a couple and see how they’re happening in Australia, with examples from two past Climactic episodes.
    Tropical forest regeneration
    Insulation

    Forest regeneration ranked #5 and #12 on the original Drawdown top 80.   And here’s an example of what a small group of concerned Australian researchers created, told by Jess Panegyres from The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

    Insulation ranked #21 on the original Drawdown list. We explore the action that one Perth insulation installer began back while Drawdown was still doing their modelling.

    Drawdown only modelled solutions where they could find a robust, peer-reviewed data sets – so there are many, many more powerful, existing solutions that aren’t  that well-measured yet – from vortex water processing to cellulose-based building materials.  

    So it’s more useful to think of Drawdown as a guide book of highlights rather than a definitive encyclopedia.

    We live in a world where most of the mainstream media coverage on climate action is focused on either:
    high-level action where big government and big business do big things; OR
    low-level actions about consumers using less or spending more on expensive alternatives.

    That’s barely beginning of the story.  Those two themes like the pastry layers on a vanilla slice – necessary, but not the main event.  There’s actually a wealth of accessible action when you get out and start looking for problems that need solving and the opportunities they create.

    Solving the challenges we face has created a quiet design revolution –  the development of systems and processes that regenerate communities and ecosystems.   It’s a whole lot easier to see the best, multi-benefit solutions when you understand the straightforward principles regenerative design.  

    Re-gen-omics Down Under explores the solutions happening and the thinking behind them – so if you’re interested in solutions, learn to find your action opportunities and listen to your gut. 

    LINKS
    Paul Hawken, founder of Project Drawdown, speaking on Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Pr

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