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.
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 28th, 2019 | 45 mins 29 secs
burnout, climate change, fatigue, holly hammond, mental health, overwhelm, plan to thrive, plan to win, sustainability
Bronwyn talks to Holly Hammond, and of course the conversation turns to self-care, but this time Bronwyn is able to learn from a self-care expert, and self-described "care bear" of the activist community.
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.
March 13th, 2019 | 41 mins 10 secs
#fridaysforfuture, #ss4c, aycc, climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency, getup, greta thunberg, parents for climate action, school strike for climate, stop adani, sustainability
Friday, the 15th of March, 2019, will see 50 school strikes across Australia, and many more across 78 countries. They're shaping up to be the largest united protests in history. So, in this special we hear from the organizers of these historic strikes, and from the wider community about what these strikes mean.
March 7th, 2019 | 45 mins 26 secs
climate change, geelong, recycling, small business, social license, sustainability, the sustainable hour
This episode is a great chat with a Geelong businesswoman, Jackie Matthews, who's business Scrap Solutions is confronting the recycling crisis head-on. Learn more about how the world of recycling works, at this vital time where we need a fix to how we treat waste.
March 5th, 2019 | 14 mins 8 secs
climate change, damien cole, equinor, fight for the bight, oil drilling, oil rig, patagonia, surfrider, sustainability
Norway's state oil company Equinor has the greenlight to drill in the Great Australian Bight, in some of the world's roughest seas, and at extreme depths. The locals and lovers of the Australian coast have said no, and sent strong messages of their disapproval with events all over the country. Here's an on the ground report from the Paddle Out at Torquay.
February 28th, 2019 | 45 mins 20 secs
abc, audio features, bbc, climate change, gretchen miller, radio, rescuers, rn, storytelling, sustainability, the silent forest, trees ive loved
In her first episode of Climactic, host Georgia Sheil interviews Gretchen Miller, a twenty year ABC radio feature creator, audio artist, and Climactic's own special advisor. Hear beautiful excerpts of Gretchen's work for the ABC, RN, and BBC, and her perspective on how to make change, and how to live well in the time of climate change.
February 21st, 2019 | 43 mins 4 secs
climate change, climate grief, kooyong, letter writing, lighter footprints, psychology for a safe climate, self care, sustainability, victoria, victorian politics
New member of the Climactic Collective, Bronwyn Gresham, brings us this week's episode. An interview with Carolyn Ingvarson, founder of influential Melbourne residents group Lighter Footprints, on how the group came about, her approach to leadership, activism, and the climate crisis, and valuable lessons for other groups on how to be effective.
February 14th, 2019 | 23 mins 22 secs
airah, climactic collective, climate change, coal, community garden, dinosaurs, drawdown, electric, ev, food garden, net zero, oil, refrigeration, sustainability, tesla, the cape
Mark announces the new changes to Climactic, and brings you an episode of the AIRAH on Air podcast about Australia's first large-scale carbon-neutral housing estate.
February 12th, 2019 | 35 mins 23 secs
climate change, climate leaders, school strike for climate, slf, sustainability, sustainable hour, sustainable living festival
Second bonus episode from the National Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne. The veteran hosts of The Sustainable Hour joined in a great conversation with two of the Melbourne organisers of Climate Leaders. Enjoy!