Sulari Gentill lives in the NSW town of Batlow, home of the Batlow apple. Her husband, Michael and son, Edmund, are both volunteer firefighters with the RFS. They have been fighting fires for years but they have never experienced anything like this. In the first weekend of January 2020 the town of Batlow was decimated by a mega fire. Sulari evacuated their home, while Michael and Edmund almost lost their lives fighting to save their beloved town. This is Sulari's story.
Catastrophic is a dual podcast and political protest.
Catastrophic tells the tales of the Australian bushfires and calls for all-partisan political action around Climate Change. Each episode of Catastrophic features an Australian talking about their experience of living through the bushfire crisis, what their fears are now and for the future and what they would like to see done about it on a government level.
But it doesn’t end when the episode goes out. We at Listen Up Podcasting are taking every story we gather, every episode we release of the Catastrophic podcast and putting them together into one big audio file and sending it to ALL the politicians.
These are our demands: They are the same demands people have been protesting about and calling for over the last few years:
No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine and the Wallarah 2 coal project.
100% renewable energy generation & exports by 2030
Fund a just transition & job creation for all fossil-fuel workers & communities.
Hand over land conservation management to First Nations Australians
Start preserving our water and treating it as a precious resource not a commodity.
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