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From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life - it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.

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From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life - it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.

    #123 - The Rise of Ecofascism, Part Two

    #123 - The Rise of Ecofascism, Part Two

    In part two, we examine how the climate crisis is fuelling ecofascist ideology, how the ideology may be taken up by more mainstream politicians and how ideas spread online.

    Featured:
    Andrew Jakubowicz, emeritus professor, sociology, University of Technology Sydney

    Betsy Hartmann, emeritus professor, development studies, Hampshire College, Massachusetts, USA

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    • 15 min
    #122 - The Rise of Ecofascism, Part One

    #122 - The Rise of Ecofascism, Part One

    In part one, we unpack the history of ecofascism. The ideology written in the manifestos of terrorists. We trace back the movement to its beginnings in German philosophy, Eugenics, Hitler's 'blood and soil' slogans and Norse mythology. We also examine how overpopulation has changed meaning over the past few decades - and how all of this is linked to environmentalism.

    Featured:
    Andrew Jakubowicz, emeritus professor, sociology, University of Technology Sydney

    Betsy Hartmann, emeritus professor, development studies, Hampshire College, Massachusetts, USA

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    • 19 min
    #121 - The River

    #121 - The River

    Through the heart of Inner-Sydney runs a river pushed to the environmental brink. The Cooks River has bared the burden of urban development in Sydney from the time colonisers settled in Australia. But the river, once dubbed Australia's most polluted, is on the mend. In this episode, we meet the people who want to bring the Cooks River back to life.

    Featuring:

    Jennifer Newman, Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney
    Ian Tyrell, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New South Wales
    Sue Burton, Executive Officer of the Cooks River Alliance
    Dr Ian Wright, Senior Lecturer in Natural Science at the University of Western Sydney
    Anne Leahy, President of the Cooks River Valley Association
    Peter Monroe, Co-Founder of the Mudcrabs
    Ranjit, Mudcrabs Coordinator

    Producer/Presenter: Victor Petrovic

    • 25 min
    #120 - Climate Conflict and Mass Migrations

    #120 - Climate Conflict and Mass Migrations

    In this episode: as the most vulnerable citizens bear the brunt of the climate crisis, confronted with civil conflict and forced to migrate as climate refugees - will the international community come to their aid?

    Featured:

    Christopher Odeyemi, PhD student, University of Technology Sydney

    Dr Ian McGregor, Business School, University of Technology Sydney and member, Climate Action Research Group, UTS.

    Dr Julian Bolleter, Deputy Director, Australian Urban Design Research Centre, University of Western Australia

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    • 16 min
    #119 - Fighting Climate Change Fatigue

    #119 - Fighting Climate Change Fatigue

    On this episode, we question how journalists have been covering the climate crisis. We look at whether they are numbing audiences with never-ending urgent messaging.

    And, we examine a new wave of young activists campaigning for climate action, assessing to what extent they can make a difference.

    Featured:

    Tom Morton, Professor in Journalism, researcher at Centre for Climate Change, University of Technology Sydney

    Tooba Farooqui, student and climate change activist

    Nathaniel Geiger, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences, Indiana State University

    Producer/presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    • 25 min
    #118 - Why Australia Insists On Nuclear

    #118 - Why Australia Insists On Nuclear

    In this episode, we look at why Australia is reviving the nuclear energy debate after more than a decade of silence.

    And why some are dubbing nuclear as our climate salvation.

    Featured:

    Sue Coleman-Haseldine, nuclear test survivor and anti-nuclear campaigner

    Robert Parker, Vice President, Australian Nuclear Association

    Heiko Timmers, Associate Professor of Physics, UNSW Canberra

    Kerrie-Ann Garlick, nuclear free community campaigner, Conservation Council of Western Australia.

    Dani Alexander, Research Principle, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

    Music:
    Fuzzy Logic - Nihoni
    Subconscious - Nihoni
    Olsted Harten - The Fence
    In passage - Migration
    Algea Trio - Algea Fields
    Closing Shop - Crabshack
    Kirkus - Architect

    Producer/Presenter: Julia Carr-Catzel

    • 22 min

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