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In each of Australia’s capital cities, there are more events about the climate crisis happening than one person can attend. And with events now digital, there’s even more available. 

 

Climactic Live adapts these events to audio, cutting the fluff and leaving the substance. Hear from Australia’s leading speakers, and grass roots voices, whenever and wherever you like.

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In each of Australia’s capital cities, there are more events about the climate crisis happening than one person can attend. And with events now digital, there’s even more available. 

 

Climactic Live adapts these events to audio, cutting the fluff and leaving the substance. Hear from Australia’s leading speakers, and grass roots voices, whenever and wherever you like.

    Climactic Live | BZE - Fight for Planet A Panel

    Climactic Live | BZE - Fight for Planet A Panel

    Beyond Zero Emissions is an independent Australian research organisation developing detailed plans for how Australia can develop a zero-carbon economy.

    Their most recent work includes the Million Jobs Plan and their Zero Carbon Communities platform.

    In September 2020, Beyond Zero Emissions hosted an online Discussion Group to follow up on the ABC's Fight For Planet A: Our Climate Challenge

    Their star-studded speakers list included comedian and documentary producer Craig Reucassel (who made Fight For Planet A) alongside film maker Damon Gameau, writer/director of the movie 2040: Join the REGENERATION

    Also on the panel were:
    Jess Pangyres – land use solutions expert
    Imogen Jubb – BZE’s Zero Carbon Communities Manager 
    Aimee Mehan – Hunter Entrepreneur and Climate Leader

    Resources
    Find out what your local government issues are at: https://snapshotclimate.com.au/ (which comes with share options so you can engage with your council).

    Join (or start) climate action in your community with the help of BZE’s Zero Carbon Communities Guide https://bze.org.au/zero-carbon-communities/zero-carbon-communities-guide/

    Explore the BZE Million Jobs Plan: https://millionjobs.org.au/

    What’s Your 2040? offers resources for activating your own REGENERATION plan: https://whatsyour2040.com/activate-your-plan/

    Tools from Fight for Planet A: https://www.goodforthehood.com.au/toolkits-and-resources/abc-fight-for-planet-a-toolkit/

    And you can watch the full recording of the webinar here: https://vimeo.com/455657185

    The innovation skills courses mentioned are:
    https://www.coursera.org/learn/design-strategy 
    https://www.marsdd.com/e101-registration 



    Credits

    Leigh Baker - Edit/Adaptation - find her at balance3.com.au

    Tom Day - Intro music - Flemington

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Climactic Live | PECAN, GECAN & BECAN - THE GAS FALLACY

    Climactic Live | PECAN, GECAN & BECAN - THE GAS FALLACY

    THE GAS FALLACY: why we need a renewable led recovery for our climate, health and economy


    Event description

    Drought, floods and the recent catastrophic bushfires have brought home the reality of the climate crisis to Australia - the burning of fossil fuels is destroying our world. The Covid caused recession creates an opportunity to transition rapidly to renewables as part of economic recovery, but the federal government maintains a gas-led approach to recovery is necessary. This is despite the fact that gas produces unacceptably high greenhouse emissions and that renewables are cheaper than fossil fuels, and better for the economy, environment, climate and our health.

    Port Phillip Emergency Climate Action Network (PECAN), Glen Eira Emergency Climate Action Network (GECAN) and Bayside Emergency Climate Action Network (BECAN) are bringing together key experts to help us understand the proposal for a so called gas-led recovery, and how an alternative renewable led recovery would work. This forum is supported by many other climate action groups throughout Melbourne’s South East, from Melbourne Central to Western Port Bay and The Mornington Peninsula.

    The Panel

    Professor Penny Sackett is Professor at the Climate Change Institute, ANU and was previously Australia's Chief Scientist. She will speak about the impact of plans for gas expansion on greenhouse gas emissions and the climate.

    Dr George Crisp, a GP and Committee Member, Doctors for the Environment, will speak on the less well known effects of gas on people’s health.

    Mark Ogge, Principal Advisor and gas expert at the Australia Institute will speak on The National COVID Coordinating Commission’s plans as well as the renewable alternatives to gas.

    The webinar will be moderated by Esther Abram, Consultant and Strategic Advisor at Estuary Resources and formerly the inaugural CEO at the Moreland Energy Foundation and Director of Environment Victoria.

    The Issues

    The speakers at the webinar will cover these questions: 
    What impact will plans for gas expansion have on greenhouse gas emissions and on the climate?
    What impact would it have on people’s health? 
    Why is the Australian government supporting this gas expansion? Do we actually need more gas? 
    Can the transition to renewables be achieved without gas?

    Why this Webinar?

    This important webinar will give us all the opportunity to learn more about gas and its impacts, and the government’s plans. It will also be an opportunity to make our voices heard to our parliamentary representatives before the federal budget, on 6 October. Many of Melbourne’s south east federal seats are held by Commonwealth Government members– some being key ministers.

    A Call to Action

    Climate For Change will be present to guide participants to engage with their local MPs through a letter writing activity. Our voices combined, can matter.

    Readings


    We have put together a list of readings on the potential impacts of the proposed gas recovery on our climate, health and economy to help inform us before the webinar.  Access the readings at: http://pecan.org.au/readings/

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    • 58 min
    Climactic Live | Australia at Home - Body count: How climate change is killing us - Featuring Paddy Manning and Fiona Armstrong

    Climactic Live | Australia at Home - Body count: How climate change is killing us - Featuring Paddy Manning and Fiona Armstrong

    Across Australia, there are more events about the climate crisis happening than one person can attend. And with events now digital, there’s even more available.

    Climactic Live adapts these events to audio, cutting the fluff and leaving the substance. Hear from Australia’s leading speakers, and grass roots voices, whenever and wherever you like.

    This episode is adapted from an event by Australia at Home - a lunchtime conversation with Paddy Manning, author of Body count: How climate change is killing us and Fiona Armstrong, Executive Director of the Climate and Health Alliance.

    Event links:
    Australia at Home - for more upcoming events, as well as the video for this event. 

    Climate and Health Alliance.

    Link to buy Body count: How climate change is killing us. 

    Further listening from Climactic:
    Imogen Jubb on Feeling the Change

    Prof. Tony Capon and Prof. Ro McFarlane on Climactic

    Greg Mullins and more at the National Climate Emergency Summit

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    • 52 min
    Joelle Gergis | Climate scientist, author, troubled sleeper

    Joelle Gergis | Climate scientist, author, troubled sleeper

    Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning Australian climate scientist and writer, currently teaching at the Australian National University.  She’s the author of the book “The Sunburnt Country. The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia”.

    Joëlle is also one of the dozen or so Australian lead authors working on the IPCC’s upcoming 6th assessment  - in addition to her full-time teaching load. 

    The results of the refined climate models that she and her fellow scientists are working on terrify her.   While the final IPCC report won’t be published until 2022, the results are available now – and they’re terrifying.

    She wakes up in the middle of the night with terrifying dreams of tsunamis. She’s been brave enough, and honest enough to share publicly exactly what terrifies her and why.

    In this podcast she reads aloud her piece in The Monthly -  “Witnessing the Unthinkable”.

    Thanks to the State Library of Victoria, we can also share her launch speech for “Sunburnt Country” in 2018, which Tim Flannery calls  “a marvelous investigation of Australia's climate, and how we are affecting it”.

    Our thanks to Tom Day and The General Assembly for their music used in this episode.

     

    Links:

    https://www.mup.com.au/books/sunburnt-country-paperback-softback

    https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2020/july/1593525600/jo-lle-gergis/witnessing-unthinkable#mtr

    https://7ampodcast.com.au/episodes/why-we-need-to-feel-climate-change

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    • 55 min
    Climactic Live | Climate Emergency Cinema — MPavilion

    Climactic Live | Climate Emergency Cinema — MPavilion

    Climactic does a live show!

    • 33 min

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