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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  • 🔰💬 Mark and Eav | Will we really have fish… forever? | Matt Watson from the Marine Stewardship Council

    March 30th, 2020  |  47 mins 39 secs
    climate change, fisheries, fishing, marine stewardship council, msc, oceans, sea temperature, sustainability

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent non-profit which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. Mark and new Climactic member Eav talk to Matt Watson, Senior Fisheries Manager.

  • 🦋🧘Feeling the Change | Margaret Klein Salamon — A Panel from Psychology for a Safe Climate from SLF2020

    March 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 41 mins
    bronwyn gresham, carol ride, climate change, compassion, emotion, margaret klein salamon, psc, psychology, psychology for a safe climate, slf, sustainability

    Margaret Klein Salamon, author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to transform yourself with climate truth, and founding director of The Climate Mobilization in the US will lead a panel discussion that explores the emotional challenges of facing the climate emergency.

  • 🌸💸 Climate Enterprise [Pilot] | Crema Joe — lowering the hidden cost of coffee

    March 27th, 2020  |  36 mins 9 secs
    climate change, coffee, crema joe, social enterprise, sustainability, sustainable

    Pilot episode of a series by the Climactic Collective exploring the intersection of social enterprise and consumer choice during our time of climate crisis.

    Tip us off about a great social enterprise with a story to tell, or interested in helping tell these stories? Reach out to

  • 📊 Living in a climate of change: Shaping cities to adapt to uncertain futures | RMIT University

    March 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins
    climate change, rmit, slf, sustainability, sustainable living festival

    Join RMIT lecturers and researchers to discuss how we can shape the future of our cities
    Cities shape us and we shape our cities. We are living in uncertain times. Can cities hold significant answers to addressing some of the challenges facing us today?

  • 📊 Can we achieve climate justice at emergency speed? | RMIT University

    March 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 46 mins
    climate change, rmit, slf, sustainability, sustainable living festival

    Join leading climate change researchers to consider how we can rapidly transition toward climate justice

  • 🌊💙 Seasters — Lobbying, Loss and Ocean Love; Making Tracks with Jimmy Nails

    March 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    climate change, sustainability

    A throwback episode to my pre-COP25 jitters shared with an old mate Jimmy Nails. Listen up for some thoughts about the world before Corona Chaos!

  • 🔰💬 Mark Spencer | Climate Action during COVID-19 — Dr Harry Jennens

    March 18th, 2020  |  11 mins 7 secs
    climate action, climate change, corona, coronavirus, covid, doctors, health alliance, medicine, sustainability

    Harry is not just trainee General Practitioner, he's also a climate activist. So he's a great person to talk to about how to continue organising for climate action, while the COVID-19 virus understandably dominates the world's attention.

  • 🎥🌱 Climate Media | Youth On Strike — Rob Innes

    March 18th, 2020  |  27 mins
    climate change, media, school strike, ss4c, sustainability, youth on strike, youtube

    Mark interviews the producer of the Youth on Strike, Rob, on the day of the release of the first episode.

  • 🧪🥊 Sci-Fight — To Panic or Not To Panic? | Science Comedy Debates

    March 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 22 mins
    climate change, comedy, extinction, funny, live, optimism, pessimism, sci-fight, science, science communication, sustainability

    Sci-Fight hits Kalaide Theatre for this special National Sustainable Living Festival event! Academics, scientists and comedians put forth the case as to whether this is fine or whether it's time to unleash chaos. Come and make your breakdown evidence based!

  • 🎙️🧑🏽‍🤝‍🧑🏽 Community Corner | Madeleine Habib — Mariner, Humanitarian, Activist

    March 12th, 2020  |  5 mins 49 secs
    activism, antarctic, antarctica, climate change, community corner, leadership, sustainability

    Community Corner stories, direct from the climate community

  • On Schools Declaring Climate Emergency w/Marco Belomo & Zel Whiting

    March 10th, 2020  |  51 mins 47 secs
    climate change, climate emergency declaration, school strike, schools declare, ss4c, sustainability

    Climactic hosts Mark and Fien sit down for a chat with Marco and Zel, fresh from their Students Declare workshop at the National Climate Emergency Summit.

  • 🦋🧘Feeling the Change | From panic to growth: Bob Doppelt on transformational resilience

    March 8th, 2020  |  57 mins
    adaptation, climate change, feeling the change, psychology, resiliency, sustainability

    In this episode of Feeling the Change, Bronwyn interviews Bob Doppelt, a leader in the field of climate resilience.

  • 🔥🐨Catastrophic | Zoe Pook

    March 5th, 2020  |  28 mins 24 secs
    australia burns, australia fires, bushfire, climate change, sustainability, wildfire

    Zoe Pook and her family live in Cobargo, NSW. She was travelling with her 2 children to Adelaide for a wedding when the firewall hit Cobargo and incinerated much of the town. Her husband, a volunteer firefighter, stayed to battle the fire and save their house. He is one of our nation's heroes. Fortunately he survived. Unfortunately, like many others in Cobargo that day, they lost everything. This is Zoe's story.

  • 🏡🌱 Transition Australia | National Wrap 6th March - 12th March 2020

    March 4th, 2020  |  9 mins 30 secs
    climate change, events, sustainability, the weekly wrap, the wrap, transition australia

    Each week Transition Australia, in collaboration with other Transition and environment groups will be putting together a summary of some events that are happening across the country. The aim is to promote the amazing work that's going on and make sure people know just how much is happening in this climate emergency.

  • 🔥🐨 Catastrophic | Karen Viggers

    March 3rd, 2020  |  30 mins 27 secs
    australia burns, australia fires, bushfire, climate change, sustainability, wildfire

    Karen has had experience with a number of big bushfires throughout her life, including the Black Saturday fires of 2009 but has never seen anything like the fires of this past Christmas and New year. She gives an interesting scientific perspective on the impact, cause and repair of the Aussie bushfires.

  • 🧬🎻 Royal Society of Victoria — Gene Tree Project

    March 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 38 mins
    climate change, gene tree, royal society, rsv, sustainability

    Dr Renee Beale, and Mike Flattley, CEO of the Royal Society of Victoria, brings us this combined panel and musical performance.