Climactic

Your stories on climate change

About the show

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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Episodes

  • Climate Strike Roundtable: The Strikes One Year On, and next strike November 29th.

    November 19th, 2019  |  49 mins 13 secs
    #fridaysforfuture, #ss4c, aycc, climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency, getup, greta thunberg, parents for climate action, school strike for climate, stop adani, sustainability

    Mark sits down with three organisers of the next climate strike, and they look back on the year of school and climate strikes that it's been since November 30th, 2018.

  • Sci-Fight — Does Nature Know Best? | Science Comedy Debates

    November 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 32 mins
    climate change, comedy, extinction, funny, live, nature, optimism, pessimism, reproduction, sci-fight, science, science communication, sustainability

    Listen into a Sci-Fight, a live science comedy debate, about whether or not in these climactic times, we think nature is in need of any improvement.

  • Bronwyn Gresham — Transition for Resilience with Paul Shelton

    November 10th, 2019  |  51 mins 13 secs
    climate change, home sustainability, lifestyle, low impact, sustainability, transition australia, transition towns

    Paul Shelton is a key figure in Transition Australia and Transition Towns

  • Climactic X Nori: Reversing Climate Change | Restoring Soil Health for Resilient Farms—with Louise Edmonds of Intuit Earth

    November 3rd, 2019  |  55 mins 29 secs
    carbon, carbon sync, christophe, climate change, drawdown, intuit earth, louise edmonds, nori, reversing climate change, ross, sequester, sustainability, west australia, wheatbelt

    This collaboration with the great Reversing Climate Change podcast brings you an interview with an Australian soil carbon expert, from a No-Till Conference in Kansas, USA.

  • From the Environmental Film Festival of Australia | A post-screening panel from The Hottest August

    November 1st, 2019  |  29 mins 23 secs
    academic, activism, climate change, climate crisis, effa, festival, film, live, panel, sustainability, the hottest august

    Host Mark moderates a panel with three well-known and respected climate academics to discuss the lived realities of climate crisis.

  • Tess Chapman — The Realities of Climate Change in the Solomon Islands | Patrick Rose

    October 27th, 2019  |  49 mins 25 secs
    adaptation, climate change, pacific, resilience, sdg, solomon islands, solomons, south pacific, sustainability, un, undp

    New Climactic host Tess interviews photographer Patrick Rose about his last 18 months with the UN Development Program in the Solomon Islands.

  • Bob Brown, Maiysha Moin, and more | La Trobe University — Climate Change in Australia: Where to Now?

    October 24th, 2019  |  51 mins 35 secs
    activism, amanda cahill, auspol, bob brown, climate change, david ritter, greenpeace, greens, la trobe, maiysha moin, new economy, ngv, politics, school strike, stop adani, sustainability

    Our thanks to La Trobe University and Prof. Robert Manne for allowing us to record and produce this episode.

    Recorced at the National Gallery of Victoria, September 17th 2019.

  • Art Breaker Launch | Interview with host Beth Spencer

    October 20th, 2019  |  57 mins 6 secs
    art breaker, arts, author, climate change, climate crisis, drought, poems, poetry, politics, sustainability, writing

    Climactic has launched it's first new show, Art Breaker. Hear an interview with host and author Beth Spencer, and then the first episode of the show with award-winning author James Bradley.

  • Veena Sahajwalla — Local Manufacturing, what a Circular Economy would really look like

    October 13th, 2019  |  37 mins 35 secs
    circular economy, climate change, local economy, manufacturing, sustainability, waste, waste crisis, waste reduction, waste reuse

    This is the third episode from Australian Science Week, from guest host Dr Renee Beale of the Royal Society of Victoria. Guest Dr Sahajwalla explains how a future economy, one built around localisation and reuse could solve our waste problems.

  • The International Rebellion — The End of the Beginning

    October 12th, 2019  |  20 mins 21 secs
    arrest, bail, brisbane, climate change, extinction rebellion, international rebellion, london, melbourne, police, spring rebellion, sustainability, sydney, wellington, xr

    Week one of the International Rebellion by XR is finishing, and we're sharing a couple stories from Brisbane and Melbourne about the week that was, before crossing to London for more from the epicentre of the rebellion.

  • Extinction Rebellion | On Arrests and Bail Conditions — Stories from the Spring Rebellion

    October 10th, 2019  |  32 mins 48 secs
    arrest, bail, brisbane, climate change, extinction rebellion, international rebellion, london, melbourne, police, spring rebellion, sustainability, sydney, wellington, xr

    Arrestees share their story with us, legal observers share your rights and their best advice.

  • XR London from Simon Moore — Day One | George Monbiot, KT Tunstall and more

    October 9th, 2019  |  11 mins 39 secs
    climate change, extinction rebellion, fall rebellion, george monbiot, kt tunstall, london, simon moore, sustainability, uk, xr

    Climactic member Simon Moore sends in a dispatch from the streets of London highlighting the first day of the International Rebellion there. The cat and mouse game with police, a rousing speech from journalist George Monbiot, and beautiful choiral singing.

  • XR Spring Rebellion Day One — From Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, London and Wellington

    October 8th, 2019  |  30 mins 51 secs
    brisbane, climate change, extinction rebellion, international rebellion, london, melbourne, spring rebellion, sustainability, sydney, wellington, xr

    We bring you on the ground chats with rebels in 5 cities to get beyond the headlines in three special episodes. Look out for specials Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

  • Georgia Sheil — On empowering women and girls and climate change with Asha Kayla, international sustainability expert

    October 5th, 2019  |  47 mins 26 secs
    climate change, corporate, corporate responsibility, corporate sustainability, csr, do it in a dress, drawdown, gender equity, girls and women, sdg, sustainability, sustainable development goals, un

    With 15 years in big corporations, working to increase their social responsibility and environmental sustainability, Asha became friends with host Georgia. They sit down for a chat about Asha' story, the power of finding your own story, and how Asha is building a social enterprise to help empower girls and young women.

  • Sci-Fight — Are Humans Worth Saving? | Science Comedy Debates

    October 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    climate change, comedy, extinction, funny, live, optimisim, pessimism, sci-fight, science, science communication, sustainability

    Listen into a Sci-Fight, a live science comedy debate, about whether or not in these climactic times, humans are worth saving.

  • Rapid Reaction — Coca-Cola, Brisbane Festival, and refilling stations

    September 30th, 2019  |  18 mins 37 secs
    circular economy, climate change, closed loop, coca cola, coke, events, festivals, hydration, refill, sustainability, water, werefill

    Brett Tait, Founder of We-Refill joins Mark for a rapid reaction to Coca-Cola's hostility to refilling stations at the Brisbane Festival.