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

  • The Road to COP25 — Dispatch 1

    September 25th, 2019  |  7 mins 29 secs
    canberra, climate change, cop25, governance, ipcc, kri, paris treaty, policy, politics, sustainability, un

    Kri McNamara is attending COP25 in Chile in December as a youth delegate for Australia through Global Voices, a policy NGO. She'll be sharing with us her learnings and experiences along her journey leading up to, and at, the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

  • Beth Spencer — In Depth with James Bradley | Author of Clade

    September 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    adani, art breaker, author, clade, climate change, essay, fiction, great barrier reef, literary, literature, non-fiction, sustainability, the change, wrack, writing, ya, young adult

    Author and new collective member Beth Spencer hosts award-winning Australian author James Bradley on Climactic.

  • Simon Moore — XR Leeds | The Rebellion Continues

    September 18th, 2019  |  47 mins 49 secs
    climate change, extinction rebellion, leeds, sustainability, uk, xr

    Correspondent Simon Moore sends in an update about the unfolding story of Extinction Rebellion, and the wider climate community, in Leeds, UK.

  • The Amazon Fires Special

    September 14th, 2019  |  41 mins 44 secs
    amazon, amazonia, bolsonaro, brazil, climate change, fires, sustainability

    In this episode we grapple with the emotions and reactions to the land clearing fires in the Brazilian Amazon. We hear from members of the community, past guests, and hear context from news services.

  • Violet Coco — My Arrest Story | Extinction Rebellion Victoria

    September 13th, 2019  |  12 mins 39 secs
    activism, activist, climate change, extinction rebellion, melbourne, nonviolent direct action, nvda, sustainability, xr

    Violet Coco shares the story of her arrest on September 6th.

  • Bronwyn Gresham — Three Lessons on Self-care in Activism, with Anthony Gleeson

    September 7th, 2019  |  39 mins 56 secs
    activism, adani, burnout, climate change, depression, extinction rebellion, mental health, sustainability, the sustainable hour

    Bronwyn has a great chat with community stalwart, long-time activist, former school teacher and community radio host Anthony Gleeson, and gleans three key lessons about personally sustaining activism.

  • Dr. Darlene Lim — NASA Geobiologist

    September 1st, 2019  |  35 mins 13 secs
    biology, climate change, exobiology, geobiology, mars, nasa, royal society, science, science week, space, sustainability

    Dr Renee Beale, Curator of National Science Week for Victoria, sits down with key speaker Dr Darlene Lim for a chat about the natural world, and what the study of Mars analogues has taught her about life on Earth.

  • August Activism Update

    August 29th, 2019  |  39 mins 39 secs
    amazon, ararat, aycc, bega, bega valley, climate change, djab wurrung, frack off friday, greta thunberg, jo dodds, nt, origin energy, seed mob, stockholm, sustainability, sweden

    We check in with four campaigns to hear what's the latest.

  • Attending Climate Reality — Three Months On w/ Mark and Georgia

    August 26th, 2019  |  58 mins 14 secs
    al gore, climate change, climate reality, mike cannon-brookes, sustainability

    In June, Climactic hosts Mark and Georgia attended Climate Reality Training, with Al Gore and over 700 other attendees. Hear them recap their experience and what they learned.

  • Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — On Home Ground

    August 24th, 2019  |  14 mins 18 secs
    abc, atherton tablelands, bbc, climate change, gretchen miller, kangaroo, kangaroos, landcare, rescue, sustainability, tree kangaroos

    This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller.

  • Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — On History, Art and Loving a Tree

    August 22nd, 2019  |  17 mins 38 secs
    abc, atherton tablelands, bbc, climate change, gretchen miller, kangaroo, kangaroos, landcare, rescue, sustainability, tree kangaroos

    This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller.

  • Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — On Animals

    August 20th, 2019  |  17 mins 52 secs
    abc, atherton tablelands, bbc, climate change, gretchen miller, kangaroo, kangaroos, landcare, rescue, sustainability, tree kangaroos

    This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller.

  • Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — Atherton Tablelands

    August 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    abc, atherton tablelands, bbc, climate change, gretchen miller, kangaroo, kangaroos, landcare, rescue, sustainability, tree kangaroos

    This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller.

  • Art Breaker pilot | §OJUX — Monster Not Happy

    August 11th, 2019  |  43 mins 33 secs
    art, art breaker, bass, climate change, drums, electronic, music, production, sustainability, synth, vocals

    The pilot episode of the newest show on the Climactic Network, Art Breaker. A show about the art we love, and how it gets made, in these climactic times.

  • Newsball — CFC You Next Tuesday

    August 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    cfc, climate change, comedy, explicit, kigali amendment, montreal protocol, news, newsball, ozone, ozone hole, sustainability

    Guest episode from Newsball — This episode has explicit language.

  • Rapid Reaction — Victoria Waste Crisis | SKM Closure and CDS, with Cr Kat Copsey and Annett Finger

    July 31st, 2019  |  22 mins 25 secs
    cash for containers, cds, climate change, container deposit, container refund, epa, rapid reaction, recycling, skm, sustainability, waste

    Mark speaks to Port Phillip Councillor Kat Copsey and CDS campaigner Annett Finger about the closure of Victoria's largest recycler by the state Environmental Protection Agency, and where to next for a broken recycling system. Is it time for a Container Deposit Scheme, or well past due?