I love podcasting. I love this planet. Now I'm working on projects at the intersection of media and climate change.
July 13th, 2019 | 30 mins 53 secs
abc gardening, climate change, compost, costa, costa's world, dirt girl, kids, mulch, sustainability, tv
Mark sat down with Costa and Dirt Girl after a Costa's World live performance at the Ballarat Begonia Festival in 2018. This recording has been revived and restored, by new Climactic editor Reece.
July 6th, 2019 | 47 mins 38 secs
ac, climate change, community, efficiency, energy, energy efficiency, facebook, groups, heat pump, heating, meeh, power bills, reverse cycle, sustainability, utilities, winter
Tim Forcey, through extensive work at the University of Melbourne, and the thinktank Beyond Zero Emissions, is a household name in a very particular type of household. But the work he does on home energy efficiency is relevant to every household. He started the Facebook group that became My Efficient Electric Home four years ago, and it has started to rapidly pick up steam.
July 5th, 2019 | 28 mins 43 secs
activism, activists, china, climate change, democracy, hong kong, knox, lake knox, protest, save lake knox, sustainability
In this special episode, we have two contrasting stories. One from Jo Dodds, Bega Shire Councillor, who has been in Hong Kong for the record-smashing protests, on how one act of violence has warped a mass movement. Another from Knox, in eastern Melbourne, from a young man working to save a lake, and habitat for endangered species, from short-sighted development.
July 1st, 2019 | 48 mins 34 secs
chemicals, climate change, extinction, indigineous sovereignty, insect extinction, insects, murray darling, native rights, native title, riparian, sustainability, water law, water rights
The fourth in a four-part series, recorded at the Living Pavilion, University of Melbourne. Climate Bites are lunchtime panels with experts where audience members are welcome to engage on a particular topic. In this episode, nature.
June 27th, 2019 | 12 mins 5 secs
ced, cedamia, climate change, climate emergency, extinction rebellion, save the planet, stop adani, sustainability, sydney, xr
Sydney has declared a climate emergency. We hear from the community, from messages sent into us, what that means, and what comes next.
June 22nd, 2019 | 46 mins 6 secs
climate change, sustainability
Climactic guest and friend of the show Damien Cole has been injured in a surfing accident in Bali. Hear an interview with him from just before he went on holiday. And, we re-release our interview with Heidi Taylor of Tangaroa Blue.
June 10th, 2019 | 30 mins 11 secs
agenda, auspol, city council, climate change, direct action, extinction rebellion, inner west sydney, local council, politics, sustainability, sydney
A bonus extended interview with Violet from Extinction Rebellion Melbourne on methods, motivations, and theories of change.
June 8th, 2019 | 56 mins 31 secs
activism, activist, climate change, council, extinction rebellion, inner west, ipa, leeds, london, melbourne, nonviolent direct action, nvda, sustainability, sydney, sydney harbour bridge, uk, xr
This episode is a collaboration with friends of the show in Leeds, England, featuring voices from Melbourne, Sydney, Leeds and London. Go behind the headlines to learn more about Extinction Rebellion, and the people behind the movement, about why they are choosing to rebel.
May 4th, 2019 | 41 mins 39 secs
act, activism, africa, australian politics, canberra, climate change, climate election, ghana, grassroots, mattlawie, my extremely long walk, nigeria, permaculture, petition, rain, rainfall, shannon loughnane, sustainability, un, west africa
Hear from Shannon as he walks from Melbourne to Canberra to deliver the message to the Australian Parliament that far greater action is needed on climate change. Mark interviews a permaculture farmer and community educator in the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa, Matthew Onyeanula.
April 27th, 2019 | 51 mins 7 secs
#fridaysforfuture, #ss4c, auspol, australian elections, australian politics, aycc, climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency, getup, greta thunberg, parents for climate action, school strike for climate, stop adani, sustainability
Look back on the March 15th School Strike for Climate by hearing what happened in Melbourne on the day, then hear what the reaction and actions have been since the strike, and why the imminent Australian election is vital in the fight for climate action.
April 20th, 2019 | 44 mins 31 secs
animals, birds, budgies, climate change, extinction, josh cox, lizards, mass extinction, reptile encounters, reptiles, sixth extinction, snakes, sustainability
Mark has a chat with animal educator and mobile zoo operator Josh Cox, about his passion for maligned animals, educating kids about habitat loss and climate change, and creating better humans.
April 14th, 2019 | 40 mins
blue-billed ducks, climate change, dandenong creek, first friends of dandenong creek, greening knox, lake knox, sustainability
Lake Knox is a deep-water lake in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and is the habitat of an endangered species. The community is trying to stop development plans for the lake site, and in this episode you'll learn what they are trying, why it's important, and hopefully learn some lessons about how you can take action yourself in your own area.
April 11th, 2019 | 31 mins 44 secs
act, activism, australian politics, canberra, climate change, climate election, grassroots, my extremely long walk, petition, shannon loughnane, sustainability
Shannon is a young man who'd had enough with Australia's lack of action on climate change, and has made the decision to walk up to the counter to complain. And by counter, we mean the capital. And by walk, we mean walk. 700 kilometers.
April 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
climate change, electric cars, elon musk, ev, fully charged, plug me in, sustainability, tesla, top gear, wiebe wakker
Climactic celebrates it's half-century with a fun, fascinating chat with Wiebe, a young man from the Netherlands who travelled through thirty-three countries in a decade-old electric car, using only the generousity of others.
March 25th, 2019 | 49 mins 4 secs
al gore, brisbane, climate change, climate reality, climate reality project, sustainability
The Climate Reality Project Australia and Al Gore are headed to Brisbane to train people like you, yes you, in the Climactic community, to #LeadOnClimate.
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.