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
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)
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.
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?
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
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?"