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.
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.
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?
July 27th, 2019 | 54 mins 22 secs
2040, climate change, regenerative, regennarration, sustainability, sustainable fashion
Guest episode from The RegenNarration by Anthony James, a panel conversation with filmmaker Damon Gameau after a screening of his film, 2040.
July 20th, 2019 | 45 mins 50 secs
climate change, cookbook, cooking, davidsons plum, dirt girl, finger lime, food, gardening australia, get grubby, granny skills, lemon myrtle, native food, river cottage, sustainability, warndu, warndu mai
Warndu Mai is the newest book from Rebecca Sullivan and Damien Coulthard about native Australian foods and plants. The story of Australian natives is an important one, and we dive into it here.
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 29th, 2019 | 44 mins 45 secs
climate change, sustainability
Lottie is the founder of Banish, an educational resource and platform for disposable product alternatives. Georgia met her at Climate Reality in Brisbane earlier in the month, and with Plastic Free July just around the corner, this was the perfect time to talk waste-free personal transition, conscious consumption, and forming better habits.
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 25th, 2019 | 22 mins 13 secs
bamboo, climate change, drinking water, fashion, fast fashion, hara, natural dyes, pollution, sustainability, water, water scarcity
The third of 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, fashion.
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 14th, 2019 | 58 mins 22 secs
apollo theatre, climarte, climate change, climate museum, climate speaks, ian potter, miranda massie, museum, new york, nyc, sustainability, university of melbourne, zero hour
The second keynote from the Climarte ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Festival, this podcast episode features embedded images. Listen in a podcast app for the best experience.
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.
June 4th, 2019 | 52 mins 2 secs
bruce pascoe, charles massy, climate change, compost, dark emu, farming, food, land rights, permaculture, sustainability, waste, water rights
The second of 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, food.