Episodes

Sept. 28, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Canavan -'back to the stone age', carbon taxes, global strike, Taylor's rule changes, 'Endgame'

We start today with a link to the story that will take you to the Bianca Hall (pictured) podcast: “ Scott Morrison under pressure from all sides on climate action ”; Next, writing in the Financial Times, Simon Kruper says: “ ...

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Sept. 27, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Preventing Ecocide, does nature have rights?, 'deadset against', farmers essential

David Sassoon (pictured) is the founder and publisher of Inside Climate News, a not-for-profit organization concentrating on climate news with, of late, a particular emphasis on "ecocide". David introduced an event from the W...

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Sept. 26, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Getting down to climate business, the last coal plant, Australia's climate atlas

Listen, and watch, as Rebecca Harris talks about “ A climate atlas for Australia’s wine industry ”; Medium tells readers: “ What Happens in the World When We Continue to Ignore Global Warming ”; From Inside Climate News reade...

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Sept. 24, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Net-zero, 'Do not walk away', 'Grow up', shift on climate, 'Help me, help Eart'

Energy Action’s Tim Smith and the Energy Efficiency Council’s Holly Taylor discuss how every Australian business can lead the change to active energy management leading energy and emission savings at least cost. Visit: “ Buil...

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Sept. 24, 2021

Webinar: Dr Michael Mann talks about the urgency and agency in the battle to avert a climate crisis

Dr Michael E.Mann ([pictured) is a Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University and was the guest speaker at an event organized by Perry World House entitled: "Urgency and Agency in the Battle to Avert a Climate ...

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Sept. 23, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Fire almost out, inhospitable 'moonscapes' remain

“ The Dixie fire is almost out, but its inhospitable ‘moonscapes’ remain ” (pictured); The Guardian is a regular and reliable source of climate associated news and today we list six stories from the newspaper. Those six stori...

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Sept. 22, 2021

Quick Climate Links: UrbanShift working with cities throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America

From flash floods, smog and searing heat waves to water scarcity, urban sprawl and deepening social divides, cities face a range of overlapping and compounding challenges, intensifying the demands on their natural resources. ...

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Sept. 21, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Scottish pupils plan national day of climate action

Going to Scotland first we read in The National: “ Scottish school pupils plan national day of action over climate change ”; From the Guardian its: “ Rich countries not providing poor with pledged climate finance, analysis sa...

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Sept. 20, 2021

Rant: It's the poor on the front lines of the climate crisis

Crises impact many people but those who are impacted the most are the poor, as illustrated by the present Covid-19 crisis. Like the present health crisis, the climate crisis also targets the poor as wealth insulates people, i...

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Sept. 20, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Teenager calls out HSBC Great Barrier Reef advert a blatant greenwash

Ava Shearer (pictured) features in a story from The Sydney Morning Herald: “ Student claims HSBC’s Great Barrier Reef ad a ‘blatant greenwash’ ”; Two stories from The Melbourne Age: “ As Australia’s climate policy disappoints...

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Sept. 18, 2021

Quick climate links: FoE 'Day of Action' on October 1

The Guardian has several stories: “ Cumbria coalmine firm ‘betting on UK breach of climate targets’ ”; “ Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse ”; “ Keir Starmer will address green new deal plan...

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Sept. 18, 2021

Interview: Kathy Davies - argues a State tax on electric cars is unconstitutional

Kathy Davies (pictured) and Chris Vanderstock are working with Equity Generation Lawyers to take the Victorian State Government to the High Court of Australia over its plans to tax electric cars. Kathy and Chris are aiming to...

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Sept. 17, 2021

Quick climate links: Greenpeace uncovers dodgy carbon offset tricks

Greenpeace Australia Pacific has produced a new report exposing the dodgy carbon offset tricks of some of Australia’s biggest polluters. The report: “ Hero to Zero: uncovering the truth of corporate Australia’s climate action...

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Sept. 16, 2021

Quick climate links: 'BIg Deal'. too little, too late, non-proliferaton treaty, woefully short of Paris target

Democracy is the answer to the climate crisis, but in a rather fascinating fashion also a significant obstacle. The movie “ Big Deal ” is a crucial exposé of the sobering influence dirty political donations have on our democr...

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Sept. 16, 2021

Interview: Helen Haines calls for boldness and courage from Scott Morrison

Helen Haines (pictured) is the Independent Member for Indi and there was a certain sense of honesty and freedom in talking with her that's missing when the discussion is with a party politician. It was a delight to talk with ...

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Sept. 15, 2021

Quick climate links: Pigs, rainforest, decimation, climate election, internal migration, Glasgow

Today’s quick climate links begin with a host of stories from The Guardian: “ Most plans for new coal plants scrapped since Paris agreement ”; “ Walmart has a plan to tackle the climate crisis. Can it pull it off? ”; “‘ Reckl...

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Sept. 14, 2021

Quick climate links: Murders, records, extremes, outliers and omens

Today’s quick climate links begin with three stories from The Guardian: “ Murders of environment and land defenders hit record high ”; “ UK to offer £265m in subsidies for renewable energy developers ”; “ Australia burying ‘h...

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Sept. 14, 2021

Interview: Mark Beeson says cooperation is not an option, it's absolutely necessary

Mark Beeson is a Professor of International Politics at the University of Western Australia in Perth and his latest book, " Environmental Anarchy " is the subject of this latest episode. Mark, who was a guest on Climate Conve...

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Sept. 13, 2021

Quick climate links: What would it take for climate deniers to wake up?

Today's Quick climate links:- Four stories from The Guardian: The first - “ Whether on Covid or climate, it seems our politicians really aren’t like you and me” ; Second - “‘ Ida is not the end’: Indigenous residents face the...

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Sept. 12, 2021

Quick climate links: 'Global warming isn't just a natural cycle'

Georgia Tech climate scientist, Kim Cobb (image) tells the Yale Climate Connections podcast that " Global warming isn’t just a natural cycle "; Two stories from The Guardian: " News Corp Australia won’t muzzle commentators as...

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Sept. 11, 2021

Quick climate news links: 'Our Sunburnt Country' - informative and inspiring

As of today, I'm only in the early pages of " Our Sunburnt Country " by Dr Anika Molesworth, but already it's an exciting, informative and inspiring read, and through the book, I was alerted to the two Tedx appearances by Pro...

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Sept. 10, 2021

Quick climate news links: Professor loves her electric car

Here are today's Quick climate news links: " Electrifying our lives with Professor Renate Egan "; More from Arena: " Batteries up power poles brings energy storage to the streets "; RenewEconomy: " Australia smashes renewable...

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Sept. 9, 2021

Quick climate news links: A net-zero warning from Friends of the Earth

Here are the links to today's stories: From The Guardian: " UK criticised for ‘dropping Paris climate goals in trade deal with Australia’ "; Again from The Guardian: " Keith Pitt moves ahead with plans to open up Beetaloo Bas...

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Sept. 8, 2021

Interview: Portia Odell from the Cities Power Partnership

Portia Odell (pictured) is the Director of the Cities Power Partnership , which is directly affiliated with the Climate Council . Ms Odell has an infectious enthusiasm for seeing Local Governments take the lead in helping the...

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