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.
March 21st, 2019 | 39 mins 41 secs
auspol, australian greens, climate change, greens, personal sustainability, politics, richard di natale, stop adani, sustainability, systems thinking
This episode sees Mark sit down with the leader of the Australian Greens Party, Doctor Richard di Natale, in his office, to talk about how he is facing the climate crisis personally and politically.
March 13th, 2019 | 41 mins 10 secs
#fridaysforfuture, #ss4c, aycc, climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency, getup, greta thunberg, parents for climate action, school strike for climate, stop adani, sustainability
Friday, the 15th of March, 2019, will see 50 school strikes across Australia, and many more across 78 countries. They're shaping up to be the largest united protests in history. So, in this special we hear from the organizers of these historic strikes, and from the wider community about what these strikes mean.
March 7th, 2019 | 45 mins 26 secs
climate change, geelong, recycling, small business, social license, sustainability, the sustainable hour
This episode is a great chat with a Geelong businesswoman, Jackie Matthews, who's business Scrap Solutions is confronting the recycling crisis head-on. Learn more about how the world of recycling works, at this vital time where we need a fix to how we treat waste.
March 5th, 2019 | 14 mins 8 secs
climate change, damien cole, equinor, fight for the bight, oil drilling, oil rig, patagonia, surfrider, sustainability
Norway's state oil company Equinor has the greenlight to drill in the Great Australian Bight, in some of the world's roughest seas, and at extreme depths. The locals and lovers of the Australian coast have said no, and sent strong messages of their disapproval with events all over the country. Here's an on the ground report from the Paddle Out at Torquay.
February 28th, 2019 | 45 mins 20 secs
abc, audio features, bbc, climate change, gretchen miller, radio, rescuers, rn, storytelling, sustainability, the silent forest, trees ive loved
In her first episode of Climactic, host Georgia Sheil interviews Gretchen Miller, a twenty year ABC radio feature creator, audio artist, and Climactic's own special advisor. Hear beautiful excerpts of Gretchen's work for the ABC, RN, and BBC, and her perspective on how to make change, and how to live well in the time of climate change.
February 21st, 2019 | 43 mins 4 secs
climate change, climate grief, kooyong, letter writing, lighter footprints, psychology for a safe climate, self care, sustainability, victoria, victorian politics
New member of the Climactic Collective, Bronwyn Gresham, brings us this week's episode. An interview with Carolyn Ingvarson, founder of influential Melbourne residents group Lighter Footprints, on how the group came about, her approach to leadership, activism, and the climate crisis, and valuable lessons for other groups on how to be effective.
February 14th, 2019 | 23 mins 22 secs
airah, climactic collective, climate change, coal, community garden, dinosaurs, drawdown, electric, ev, food garden, net zero, oil, refrigeration, sustainability, tesla, the cape
Mark announces the new changes to Climactic, and brings you an episode of the AIRAH on Air podcast about Australia's first large-scale carbon-neutral housing estate.
February 12th, 2019 | 35 mins 23 secs
climate change, climate leaders, school strike for climate, slf, sustainability, sustainable hour, sustainable living festival
Second bonus episode from the National Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne. The veteran hosts of The Sustainable Hour joined in a great conversation with two of the Melbourne organisers of Climate Leaders. Enjoy!
February 11th, 2019 | 9 mins 18 secs
black saturday, climate change, national sustainable living festival, psychology for a safe climate, self care, slf, sustainability
In this bonus episode from the National Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne, we hear from Carol Ride, founder of Psychology for a Safe Climate, on the tenth anniversary of Victoria's Black Saturday fires.
February 7th, 2019 | 31 mins 36 secs
auspol, climate change, greta thunberg, maiysha moin, malala, margaret atwood, school protest, school strike for climate, sustainability, youth
This week Mark talks to Maiysha, the MC of Melbourne's School Strike for Climate that place November 2018. They talk her path into activism, what's next for School Strike for Climate, and the group's next big initiative, Climate Leaders.
January 31st, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
activism, carmichael mine, climate change, community action, gold coast, stop adani, sustainability
The Gold Coast chapter of Stop Adani, a grassroots environmental network Australia-wide, take over this week's show. They got in a studio to record this story of how their group works, the campaign they're on, and the successes they've had. They also give great advice to help you get involved in a group, and how to make groups more effective.
January 24th, 2019 | 52 mins 2 secs
350.org, bushfire, climate change, climate fire, local politics, new south wales, politics, sustainability, tathra, tathra fires, wildfire
Mark talks to Jo Dodds, city councilor in the Bega Valley Shire, on New South Wale's Sapphire Coast, an outspoken proponent for greater action on climate change, and critic of the current Australian government.
Live Talk: Psychology for a Safe Climate — Impact of experiencing bushfire in the era of climate change
January 17th, 2019 | 34 mins 57 secs
black saturday, blue mountains fire, bushfire, climate change, fire aftermath, fire survivor, psychology, psychology for a safe climate, sustainability, wildfire, wye river fire
This episode is a live talk from Psychology for a Safe Climate, grappling with the topic of bushfire, and how to engage with the elephant in the room, climate change, in the aftermath of fire.
January 10th, 2019 | 35 mins 22 secs
climate change, family action on climate action, jay inslee, nobel prize, nobel prize for climate change, pacific northwest, paris, seattle, sustainability
Mark talks to Helene and Raoul, a young couple behind a campaign to create a new Nobel Prize for Climate Change Action.
January 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins
automation, climate change, konner blunt, philosophy, podcast, science, sustainability, the blunt report
This episode is a collaboration with The Blunt Report, a long-form conversation podcast about science, technology, philosophy, et al.
December 20th, 2018 | 39 mins 54 secs
climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency, cop24, greta thunberg, host talk, let's chat, sustainability, tobias geiger, un
With 36 main episodes, close to 50 shows including bonuses and a miniseries, there's been over 24 hours of Climactic published since we launched in April. So with the end of the year looming, Rich and Mark look back on the first year of the show. But, because the UN COP24 summit has just wrapped up, they discuss the conference, what it actually is, how big it is, and how they feel about it. We also hear from a climate scientist from Potsdam about what the scientific community is watching at COP. It's been a huge year, and we go out with a bang.