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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.

Climactic Climactic

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0, 8 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.

    Aftermath - Plants

    Aftermath - Plants

    Climactic's newest show, Aftermath. 

    Released weekly. Listen, rate and review at https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aftermath-1183678

    Let's start at the very beginning.

    Plants are critical to all life on land, and they are the organisms most acutely impacted by fire.

    In this episode, Eav talks to Dr Brett Summerell of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney about how Australian plants are (and aren't) adapted to fire, the way that plants are recovering from the 2019/2020 bushfires and what we can all do to help conserve Australia's native flora.

    Further reading

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-18/gondwana-era-nightcap-oak-devastated-by-bushfire/11877770

    https://www.australianbotanicgarden.com.au/

    https://theconversation.com/many-of-our-plants-and-animals-have-adapted-to-fires-but-now-the-fires-are-changing-129754

     

     

     

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    • 25 min
    Eav Brennan | 🌏🌡️ Planetary Health with two Professors of Public Health

    Eav Brennan | 🌏🌡️ Planetary Health with two Professors of Public Health

    How does an unstable planet increase the risk of pandemics like COVID 19?

    In this episode, Eav interviews not one but two Professors of Public Health - Tony Capon and Ro MacFarlane

    The impacts of environmental destabilisation on human health is discussed, as Ro and Tony propose an alternative vision for society where human and environmental health are treated as one system.

    Further reading

    Ro and Tony's article in the Conversation

    A tale of two emergencies published in the Lancet

    Frank Fenner and his legacy

     

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    • 20 min
    Glen Eira Declares a Climate Emergency 54 days into lockdown | Spotlight on community climate action

    Glen Eira Declares a Climate Emergency 54 days into lockdown | Spotlight on community climate action

    How did a community climate action group get their city council to not only declare a climate emergency, but commit to emergency level emissions reduction measures, during a global pandemic?

    Coalitions, campaigning, determination and good old-fashioned organizing!

    Coalition members Belinda Haydon and Elinor Hasenfratz share their story. 

    For more check out:

    https://www.facebook.com/JewishCN/

    http://gecan.org.au/

    Recordings from the Tuesday, March 5th Glen Eira Council session are also featured in this episode. 

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    • 49 min
    🌲🚓 Gretchen Miller | Big Pats Creek Blockade with Alice

    🌲🚓 Gretchen Miller | Big Pats Creek Blockade with Alice

    Climactic contributor Gretchen Miller saw a post from Protect Warburton Ranges, of a young woman named Alice up a tree, trying to protect old-growth native forest from clear-felling, forest just a kilometre from her home - her literal backyard. 

    Alice, the same Alice you may have already heard on Climactic. So introductions were made, and from Gretchen in Sydney, to Alice up a tree in the Victorian Central Highlands, this interview was conducted late last night. Today we release it for you, because as this goes up Alice is still in her tree-sit, but not for long. Search and Rescue are on their way to remove this 'possum' from her tree. 

    Alice states that 'although the night was chilly, I remain undeterred and committed to holding off the clear-fell logging of this precious forest as long as I can. The government sanctioned plundering of the ecosystems that we all rely upon must be stopped.'

    Our native forests are critically important for bushfire affected threatened species habitat, water security, carbon storage, cultural and community values, mental health and ecotourism. They are worth so much more than cheap office paper. Will you help Alice call for the protection of this iconic area, just on the doorstep of Melbourne?

    Please call, write emails and write letters to the relevant ministers. Together, let's protect what's left our our precious native forests in Victoria.

    Jaclyn Symes Ph: 8392 2261 jaclyn.symes@parliament.vic.gov.au

    Lily D'Ambrosio MP Ph: 9637 9504 lily.dambrosio@parliament.vic.gov.au

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    • 22 min
    Luke Skinner from the Climate Justice Union | How COVID shows climate justice is possible

    Luke Skinner from the Climate Justice Union | How COVID shows climate justice is possible

    Luke Skinner, secretary of the Climate Justice Union of Western Australia, joins Mark and Angelica from Climactic to talk climate justice, Government action in the face of COVID, and the power of unions - and those of us working essential jobs - in these times.

    To learn more about the CJU, check out https://climatejusticeunion.org/ - you can become a solidarity member for even a dollar, to make your support for the transition they're working on tangible. 

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    • 47 min
    Playback Theatre Melbourne | The Power for Change | Recorded at SFL2020

    Playback Theatre Melbourne | The Power for Change | Recorded at SFL2020

    Climate Emergency. What can one do?

    Presented as part of the Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne Playback Theatre Company in collaboration with Climate for Change are hosting an evening of conversation and performance - sharing stories, knowledge, and empowering action.

    Part workshop, part improvisational performance, The Power For Change will recap the climate science, offer a pathway for change and use the power of playback theatre to deepen the conversation. Audience reflections and stories about our individual and collective response to climate change will power the creation of theatre, and inspire ongoing action after the event.The night will provoke the mind, nourish the heart, and, ultimately, motivate meaningful action.

    Recorded by Fien Van Den Steen - check out her blog at https://finfinnews.com/

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    • 16 min

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A world away but hits close to home

Mark Spencer is a passionate host and it shines through in every guest he interviews and rally he attends. He treats every matter with the respect and gravitas it deserves whether it is school children or adult events. Climactic is a great podcast to highlight the ways Australia is tackling climate change!

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