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

  • Plastic-Free Victoria Alliance November meeting

    November 18th, 2018  |  46 mins 34 secs
    climate change, sustainability

    Recorded excerpts from the Plastic-Free Victoria Alliance, November meeting, held at the Port Phillip Eco Centre.

  • Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 8

    November 18th, 2018  |  7 mins 8 secs
    act on climate, activism, campaigning, climate change, daniel andrews, friends of the earth, greens party, labour party, liberal party, local politics, melbourne, politics, renewables, solar, state politics, sustainability, victoria, victoria state election, vret, wind

    Week 8, and it's one week till the polls open. Hear about how Act on Climate's Head in the Sand action went, and about some of the latest updates in the race.

  • Leigh Baker - "Hacking Human Systems for Climate Progress"

    November 15th, 2018  |  34 mins 46 secs
    climate change, climate solutions, drawdown, optimism, project drawdown, sustainability, systems thinking

    Leigh Baker, listener favourite, is back with her fresh perspective and deep knowledge of how to get things done. We talk human systems, marketing for good, and approaching human psychology as the irrational, emotional, conflicted beast it is.

  • Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 7

    November 11th, 2018  |  14 mins 1 sec
    act on climate, activism, campaigning, climate change, daniel andrews, friends of the earth, greens party, labour party, liberal party, local politics, melbourne, politics, renewables, solar, state politics, sustainability, victoria, victoria state election, vret, wind

    Banter plus a 360 degree mic makes this a lively episode. Leigh gives a great overview not just of where we're at with the election, but of the history and wins of Act on Climate. Great on-ramp for new listeners.

  • Tim Lo Surdo — "Campaigners are people that believe in a better world"

    November 8th, 2018  |  37 mins 41 secs
    act on climate, activism, campaigning, climate change, daniel andrews, democracy in color, friends of the earth, greens party, labour party, liberal party, local politics, melbourne, politics, racial justice, renewables, solar, state politics, sustainability, victoria, victoria state election, vret, wind

    We spoke to Tim Lo Surdo, Director of Democracy in Colour, a racial justice campaigning organization. We hear Tim's origins into activism, working alongside and with climate activists while pursuing parallel aims for social justice, and what motivates him to keep going.

  • Kate Wattchow from Act On Climate — Episode 6 of the AOC Miniseries

    November 4th, 2018  |  43 mins 7 secs
    act on climate, activism, campaigning, climate change, daniel andrews, friends of the earth, greens party, labour party, liberal party, local politics, melbourne, politics, renewables, solar, state politics, sustainability, victoria, victoria state election, vret, wind

    An interview with Kate Wattchow, a campaigner with FoE's Act on Climate collective. Kate is a force to be reckoned with at AoC, and puts a lot of time and effort into the campaigns. In this episode we find out why, and what sustains her.

  • Brett Hedger — Part Two: " With Eyes Open"

    November 1st, 2018  |  35 mins 17 secs
    350, brett hedger, climate change, keeling curve, port phillip, sustainability, zero impact man

    This week wraps up our two-part interview with Brett Hedger. We talk the hard edge of sustainable and the reality of the choices, and changes, we're facing.

  • Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 5

    October 28th, 2018  |  6 mins 33 secs
    act on climate, activism, campaigning, climate change, daniel andrews, friends of the earth, greens party, labour party, liberal party, local politics, melbourne, politics, renewables, solar, state politics, sustainability, victoria, victoria state election, vret, wind

    Week five of our unfolding miniseries following Act on Climate, a political activism group, on the lead-up to the Victorian State Election.

  • Brett Hedger — Part One: "Zero Impact Man"

    October 25th, 2018  |  33 mins 43 secs
    350, brett hedger, climate change, keeling curve, port phillip, sustainability, zero impact man

    This week is the first of a two-part interview with Brett Hedger, aka Zero Waste man. Brett is a normal enough guy by day, a Sustainability Officer at council, but on special occasions Zero Waste Man comes out to drop reality bombs, and show a way forward.

  • Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 4

    October 21st, 2018  |  11 mins 58 secs
    act on climate, activism, campaigning, climate change, daniel andrews, friends of the earth, greens party, labour party, liberal party, local politics, melbourne, politics, renewables, solar, state politics, sustainability, victoria, victoria state election, vret, wind

    Week four of our unfolding miniseries following Act on Climate, a political activism group, on the lead-up to the Victorian State Election.

  • Damien Cole — Part Two: "Passion in Politics"

    October 18th, 2018  |  33 mins 29 secs
    barwon, campaigning, climate change, deforestation, federal politics, geelong, local politics, planning, politics, population, state politics, surf coast, sustainability

    Part 2 of Maxine's interview with Damien Cole, independent candidate in the November 24th Victorian state election

  • Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 3

    October 14th, 2018  |  21 mins 6 secs
    act on climate, activism, campaigning, climate change, daniel andrews, friends of the earth, greens party, labour party, liberal party, local politics, melbourne, politics, renewables, solar, state politics, sustainability, victoria, victoria state election, vret, wind

    Week three of our unfolding miniseries following Act on Climate, a political activism group, on the lead-up to the Victorian State Election.

  • Damien Cole — Part One: "Common Sense Campaigning"

    October 11th, 2018  |  36 mins 54 secs
    barwon, campaigning, climate change, deforestation, federal politics, geelong, local politics, planning, politics, population, state politics, surf coast, sustainability

    New contributor (and past guest) Max talks to Damien Cole, independent candidate in the November 24th Victorian state election, about running a climate aware campaign.

  • Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 2

    October 7th, 2018  |  8 mins 21 secs
    act on climate, activism, campaigning, climate change, daniel andrews, friends of the earth, greens party, labour party, liberal party, local politics, melbourne, politics, renewables, solar, state politics, sustainability, victoria, victoria state election, vret, wind

    Week two of our unfolding miniseries following Act on Climate, a political activism group, on the lead-up to the Victorian State Election.

  • Heidi Taylor — "Tangaroa Blue, marine debris forensics, and becoming a beach litter detective"

    October 4th, 2018  |  26 mins 40 secs
    australian marine debris database, climate change, heidi taylor, marine debris, nurdles, ocean plastic, operation clean sweep, plastic, sustainability, tangaroa blue, turtles

    Heidi Taylor, founder and director of Tangaroa Blue, one of Australia's leading marine debris and ocean plastic clean-up and source reduction campaign groups, sits down for interview with Mark. Hear the story of the founding of the group, how to get industry to implement sustainable changes, and why marine debris is so important to Heidi.

  • Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 1

    September 30th, 2018  |  7 mins 21 secs
    act on climate, activism, campaigning, climate change, daniel andrews, friends of the earth, greens party, labour party, liberal party, local politics, melbourne, politics, renewables, solar, state politics, sustainability, victoria, victoria state election, vret, wind

    In the weeks leading up to the Victorian state election on November 24th, Climactic is going behind the scenes with a leading political and environmental campaigning group, Act on Climate. Listen in to updates about the campaign, report backs from actions, and news about the run-up as Victoria faces an election with massive climate safety implications.