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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  • #climatepodcase | Follow the Money — Climate and the Pacific with former President Anote Tong

    December 29th, 2019  |  23 mins 21 secs
    climate change, kiribati, sustainability, the australia institute, the pacific

    The recent Pacific Islands Forum turned from a 'Pacific step up' to a Pacific step back for Scott Morrison, as Australia held a hardline on coal and emissions cuts.

    Former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong urged that Australia’s membership of the Pacific Island Forum to be reviewed, asking “How can you justify being part of a family and part of a group which you’re trying to destroy?” and Follow the Money was fortunate enough to speak to him while he was in Canberra.

  • #climatepodcase | Custodians of the Planet — Using humour to talk about climate change

    December 28th, 2019  |  25 mins 20 secs
    activism, all the best, climate change, climate comedy, climate podcase, climatepodcase, custodians of the planet, school strike, ss4c, sustainability

    This episode is an interview with Issy Philips who is a comedian and writer. We talk about finding effective ways to communicate climate change and how using humor can engage the public on climate action.

  • #climatepodcase | The Juice Media Podcast — We're F***ed (Global Climate Strike)

    December 27th, 2019  |  28 mins 19 secs
    activism, all the best, climate change, climate podcase, climatepodcase, school strike, ss4c, sustainability

    Welcome to Episode 4, in which the Australien Government interviews some kids behind the Melbourne climate strike; and then we dissect some of the BULLSHIT criticisms against the global climate movement and talk about how we can look after each other so we can make history happen.

  • #climatepodcase | Idea Evolution — Toilet

    December 26th, 2019  |  16 mins 23 secs
    climate change, idea evolution, sdg, sustainability, sustainable development goals, toilet, un sdg, water, water saving, water scarcity

    Most people in developed or so-called Western nations take toilets for granted. They are definitely a source of humour for kids but other than that, we don’t tend to give the toilet much thought from day to day.

  • #climatepodcase | All The Best — #1944 OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE

    December 25th, 2019  |  29 mins 58 secs
    activism, all the best, climate change, climate podcase, climatepodcase, school strike, ss4c, sustainability

    Meet the messengers of the climate emergency.

  • Community Update | Jo Dodds at Merimbula Airport - Michael McCormack Protest

    December 22nd, 2019  |  14 mins 22 secs
    bega, climate change, jo dodds, mccormack, merimbula, sustainability, tarthra

    Jo Dodds takes us inside the December 18th protest of Acting PM Michael McCormack at the terminal opening at Merimbula Airport.

  • Sci-Fight — Santa is real. | Science Comedy Debates

    December 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 48 mins
    christmas, climate change, comedy, extinction, funny, holidays, live, optimisim, pessimism, santa, santa is not real, sci-fight, science, science communication, sustainability

    We all know him. On a first-name basis. This man, with an unorthodox method of entering your living abode and leaving again based on your yearly performance is a household name and routinely escapes arrest.

  • Kri McNamara — At COP25, to be an Australian Youth Delegate

    December 15th, 2019  |  38 mins 4 secs
    climate change, sustainability

    Climactic host Kri and Global Voices youth delegate for Australia to COP25 Kri McNamara sends in interviews with other youth delegates about the progress of the conference, and the confronting reality of being from a country seen as hostile to responsible action on the climate emergency.

  • Simon Moore — Leeds Climate Change Citizens' Jury

    December 9th, 2019  |  51 mins 32 secs
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    Climactic Collective's Simon Moore sends in a dispatch from Leeds, UK. The first Leeds Climate Change Citizens' Jury has just finished, and Simon brings us the story of results, origins, and journey of the Citizens Jury.

  • Kri McNamara — COP Explainer with Dr. Sam Johnston

    December 8th, 2019  |  33 mins 49 secs
    climate change, cop25, sustainability

    Kri, one of Global Voices youth delegates to COP25, and a member of the Climactic Collective, recorded this chat with one of her professors before heading to Madrid. It's a great explainer on COP, the history until now, and also gets into some of Sam's work on traditional bushfire management in Australia and Africa.

  • 2040 x Climactic — School Strike Solidarity Sit-Down | inside the day, behind the speeches

    December 4th, 2019  |  24 mins 59 secs
    2040, bush fire, bushfire, climate change, colonialism, damon gameau, fire protection, indigenous, regeneration, school strike, seed, seed mob, ss4c, sustainability, traditional owner

    We take you inside the November 29th School Strike 4 Climate bushfire solidarity event in Naarm/Melbourne, to learn how the movement has grown in the last year, and how the community feels about the Australian bushfires.

  • Community Update | Jo Dodds in Canberra with Melinda and Dean/Can the Plan rally

    December 2nd, 2019  |  5 mins 21 secs
    climate change, sustainability

    Collective member and Bega Councillor Jo Dodds sends in an update from Canberra during one very eventful day.

  • Beth Spencer — with poet Magdalena Ball on writing about Climate Grief

    December 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins
    book, climate change, magdalena ball, novel, poem, poems, poetry, sustainability, the compulsive reader, writing

    Poetry is a powerful way to engage with big events and emotions. Magdalena Ball reads from her new book and discusses the art of dealing with the unimaginable.

  • The Weekly Wrap - pilot episode from Transition Australia

    November 28th, 2019  |  8 mins 37 secs
    climate change, events, sustainability, the weekly wrap, the wrap, transition australia

    Transition Australia wants to make it easier to find groups and events no matter where you's a bit of a test about how we could make this happen, and give you some ideas about what's on this week.

  • On the Parliament Steps with Daniel Bleakley | XR Global Hunger Strike

    November 25th, 2019  |  25 mins 53 secs
    climate action, climate change, dan andrews, hunger strike, sustainability, three demands, victoria, xr

    Mark sat down with XR member Daniel on day 7 of his 10 days as part of the worldwide XR hunger strike for climate action.

  • Road to COP25: A seminar from the Monash Energy Club

    November 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    canberra, climate change, cop25, governance, ipcc, kri, paris treaty, policy, politics, sustainability, un

    Climactic presents - Monash Energy Club (MEC) hosting a seminar discussing the topics that will dominate the COP25 agenda, including international carbon markets and the need for resource mobilisation to ensure the transition to a low-carbon economy.