July 12, 2020

Climate safety – who cares

Climate safety – who cares

Today I did something I've never done before. I did an angry podcast, and put myself in front of the microphone most of the way. My mood was triggered by a couple things.









25TH EPISODE OF THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Can we turn the 2020s into ‘The Regenerative Decade’? In this series of interviews about what that would imply, we talk ecology, deep adaptation, grief, compassion and passion, connecting with nature, resilience, revitalisation, restoration, revolution… – the bigger picture, in other words. Today I did something I’ve never done before. I did an angry podcast, and put myself in front of the microphone most of the way. My mood was triggered by a couple things. A young climate activist took her life in Melbourne last night. A tragedy.The kind of news stories and headlines about climate science and scandalous climate inaction that have been ticking in recently are horrifying. But the complete lack of media coverage or public response that these stories are met with is possibly even more horrifying. On social media they are met with silence just as well. I have been angry and upset for many years over this topic, but have usually refrained from expressing that anger verbally. The podcast is also inspired by some kitchen conversations I’ve had with random 23-25-year-olds in my neighbourhood about how they feel about the current state of the world and their future outlook. I guess this is my way of responding to them, putting it out there, and suggesting what needs to happen now.



We hear a three-minute call for female leadership by musician Brian Eno, a democracy speech from 1940 by Charlie Chaplin, an excerpt of a TED-talk with Jane Fonda, followed by Juice Media‘s ‘After The Fire’, and Friendly Jordie‘s reasoning for why, if you haven’t already, you need to change your super annuation fund to one that doesn’t invest your future pension in the destruction of the climate.If the podcast gives any meaning to you, maybe you know someone you could share it with, and then talk about your reflections and responses with this person or these persons.











Mentioned or played in the podcast




Build an election platform for climate safety








→ BBC Rethink – 26 June 2020:Brian Eno: Rethinking The Winners“Musician Eno investigates the kinds of leadership available to us.”



































Making peace with the future



“Helping each other is the key to solving many of these changes. If you sit alone, then you cling to what you know. If you are more people coming together about it, if you have a community of someone who helps you,