May 24, 2021

CAPE GRIM, TAKAYNA and KIRIBATI - frontiers of Climate Action

CAPE GRIM, TAKAYNA and KIRIBATI - frontiers of Climate Action

Climate Action Show May 24th 2021

CAPE GRIM, TAKAYNA and KIRIBATI

frontiers of Climate Action

Produced by Vivien Langford, Alison Hanley, Sean Marsh and James Perrin

Guests:

Jessie Boylan in conversation with Alison Hanley from Saltgrass (3mdr.com)

Bob Brown in conversation with James Perrin from The Overview Effect Bob Brown & Scott Jordan see a protected takayna rainforest | Overview Effect with James Perrin (climactic.fm)

'Insufficent Study of Listed Species' at Tailings Dam Site - Tasmanian Times

Anote Tong Former PM of Kiribati  Growing Concern with Seán Marsh (climactic.fm)(link is external) - Watch the video interview here: https://youtu.be/BXBlh6MeNYk

Tonight, three guest producers take us to the frontlines of climate action.

CAPE GRIM

The C.S.I.R.O scientists at Cape Grim might not see themselves on the frontline. Yet the pure air they have gathered there for decades is a benchmark for the world. Artist Jessie Boylan went to Tasmania to find images of the long emergency exemplified by creeping parts per million of CO2 from 350 to 410.7 measured today at Cape Grim. She asks,  why is so much destruction of the Biosphere sold to us as advancement?

 

TAKAYNA

Bob Brown says "The Health of the Biosphere is in trouble". As the Amazon is now emitting more carbon than it sequesters we must not be bystanders. Protecting the half million hectares of Temperate forest as World Heritage would sequester carbon and slow the climate catastrophe. 'Insufficent Study of Listed Species' at Tailings Dam Site - Tasmanian Times

 

KIRIBATI

Former PM of Kiribati calls for a global moratorium on  new coal mines. He says politics is about local issues. Politicising climate change, which is a global problem, has been the greatest drag on progress. He says to us your leadership is not representing you. Take responsibility. You cannot keep your emissions to yourself, they are affecting us.

"People think they are a few rows back from the frontline, but once you're at the front it's too late" 

"Where will future generations go?"