CLIMATE ACTION RADIO SHOW
SEPTEMBER 20TH 2021
ON THE ROAD TO GLASGOW - Part 1
Produced by Vivien Langford
On the road to Glasgow we will ask HOW the world can turn global civilization away from the 3 degrees of warming which our current nationally determined contribution project.
John Grimes and Wayne Smith talk about how the annual $7billion Coal Keeper subsidy is holding us back. How we must aim much high with 1000 per cent renewables for Australia? ARENA boss says that is the goal | RenewEconomy
Nigel Topping says he was the son of a coal miner. When he went to Cambridge and studied mathematics he fell in love with systems. He outlines the systems that will help us prevent climate chaos if we stick together, fly in the same direction and allow for flexibility. It is well illustrated in the video behind his Ted Talk.
Violet CoCo has become known as the lady with the burning pram. She tells us about Extinction Rebellions "Reclaim our future" event from Octiober 16th in Canberra. Wherever you are in lockdoiwn you can also still bombard your government representative to tell them they DO have a duty of care to our children and future generations. XR says "your greed is killing us" and offer us all a way to help.
John Grimes (CEO) and Wayne Smith (Manager of Government relations) at The Smart Energy Council
Events - Smart Energy Council. Don't miss their Global Race to Zero Summit 21st October.
Nigel Topping - UN Climate Action Champion. (323) Nigel Topping: 3 rules for a zero-carbon world | TED - YouTube
One of his rules is illustrated by a flock of starlings, They stick together, they keep enough distance between them for flexibility and they are flying mostly in the same direction. It's a magic picture of how he wants business, government and civil society to fly to zero carbon.
He gives the example of how A. civil society ran the court case Shell ordered to slash emissions 45% by 2030 in historic court ruling (climatechangenews.com) and B. A big shipping company responded to customer demand for more sustainable supply chains.https://www.maersk.com/news/articles/2021/02/17/maersk-first-carbon-neut... Meanwhile C. the EU put a price on carbon.
It illustrates how change happens quickly when business and policy plus civil society flock together like the startlings in Topping's Ted Talk
Violet CoCo from Extinction Rebellion invites us to Reclaim Our Future (rebellion.global) Canberra Escalation from October 16th
It's time for deeds not words. They ask us to do whatever is needed to wake our government officials up to their Duty of Care to protect children now and future generations from climate chaos.Events - Extinction Rebellion Australia (ausrebellion.earth)
Guifrog - "Beyond the Warriors" Musique médiévale libre « Beyond The Warrior » par Guifrog - Bing video
Eric Armour - Scotland the Brave
Clan Stewart Pipe Band - The Skye Boat Song.