Episodes

Dec. 6, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Government behaviour 'perplexing' - Chris Barrie; company boards, private people don't know how to respond to climate change

Former Australian defence chief, Chris Barrie (pictured) has described the Australian Government's behaviour as "perplexing" as it claims to be strong on security issues when it is, in fact, weak, even silent, on climate chan...

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Dec. 5, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Charlotte Church sings in protest of Shell's Arctic action

Charlotte Church (pictured) was part of a Greenpeace protest aimed at making Shell question what they are doing with regard to the company's plans to drill in the Arctic - " Charlotte Church sings in protest at Shell's plans ...

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Dec. 4, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Architects Declare Australia; media coverage of climate change defies expectations

Caroline Pidcock (pictured) from Architects Declare Australia talked with Jonathon Green on Radio National's Blueprint for Living just today about the organization, its goals and how and why it came into being. Other Quick Cl...

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Dec. 4, 2021

Interview: Love letter to Gardens of Stone campaigners: Hannah Della Bosca

PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at the Sydney Environment Institute from the University of Sydney, Hannah Della Bosca (pictured), set out to write a love letter to the campaigners who saved the Gardens of Stone and ended...

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Dec. 2, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Town Hall meeting with Goldstein Independent, Zoer Daniel

Former ABC reporter and international correspondent, Zoe Daniel (pictured) has nominated as an independent candidate for the Federal Seat of Goldstein and brings a special interest in climate change. More information about Zo...

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Dec. 1, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Richard Heinberg; stopping Scarborough gas plant; to breed or not to breed

Author and reporter, Richard Heinberg, was a guest on a recent webinar organized by the Security and Sustainability Forum where he talked about his latest book, " Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival ". The Universi...

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Nov. 30, 2021

Interview: 'Now is the time!' - Laura Grufas, Australian Parents for Climate Action

Laura Grufas (pictured) is the National Community Organiser and Volunteer Coordinator for Australian Parents for Climate Action . On the group's website, Laura says she "feels very privileged to work with AP4CA local groups a...

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Nov. 29, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Learning about community energy; deeper into climate shame; road romance

Patagonia has put together a three-part series about the climate with Lucy Siegle telling the story via a podcast to energise the planet and people . Meanwhile, The Guardian reports on a move by Australia's Federal Government...

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Nov. 28, 2021

Interview: Philip Sutton - a passionate man pushing for a "Climate Rescue'

Philip Sutton (pictured) is passionate about seeing us take action on climate change and so has devised a "Climate Rescue" project. As the co-author of " Climate Code Red ", Philip has been something of a climate crusader for...

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Nov. 28, 2021

Interview: Josh Kirkman - Surfers for Climate CEO and a 'custodian of the coastline'

Josh Kirkman (picture by Jessica Lindsay) is a former Australian bodyboard champion and so knows and understands well the dynamics of surfing and several months ago became the CEO of Surfers for Climate . Josh, who can be see...

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Nov. 28, 2021

Quick Climate Links: climate migrants; energy transition; emissions record worst; Zoe Daniel stands on climate

America's Professor Michael Mann has long been shoulder deep in the climate conversation and his latest book, " The New Climate War " provides us with some tools to confront the climate deniers. Other Quick Climate Links for ...

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Nov. 25, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Forgotten oil ads told us climate change was nothing; wilderness of thinking in Canberra; smart green move

Liberal Party Member for Dawson, George Christensen (pictured) made some outrageous comments in Federal Parliament about Covid-19 restrictions and so we can only imagine how he will react when Australia begins to feel the ful...

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Nov. 24, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Climate Code Red: Climate Rescue Project; La Niña declared

Quick Climate Links was meant to be a thing of the past by now as the plan was to keep it alive during COP26 in Glasgow, but stories about the climate continue to populate the media, in all its forms, and so it seems appropri...

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Nov. 23, 2021

Quick Climate Links: weighty topics; Code Red; meat eating men; new wave of extinctions

It's difficult to take a light-hearted view of climate change but the " Comedians Conquering Climate Change " do just that. The challenge of discussing the weighty topic of climate change with friends and family can be daunti...

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Nov. 22, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Green buildings crucial; 'This is existential'; protests allowed at COP27?; ocean talk neglected

Josh Kirkman (pictured) was among the speakers at a webinar organized by Parents for Climate Action , the Australian Conservation Foundation and Surfers for Climate . Josh is the CEO of the surfing group. He is from Western A...

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Nov. 21, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Tackling disinformation; Rolls-Royce's electric plane; bold action; emissions cut remain elusive

Hayley Purbrick (pictured) has, along with her family, moved the Nagambie Tahbilk Winery well down the path toward being carbon neutral. You can hear Hayley talk about what is happening with the winery in its bid to become ca...

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Nov. 19, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Existential threat; sinking city; unfinished business; influential voices

Christiana Figueres (pictured) is famous for her achievements in Paris in 2015/16 and now has an organization known a Global Optimism and Outrage which sees Earth's future as being linked to that of food. Other Quick Climate ...

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Nov. 18, 2021

Quick Climate Links: 'Devastatingly accurate'; powerful leaders; risky government plan could drive up emissions

New York Times reporter, Somini Sengupta (pictured), represented The Times at the recent COP26 in Glasgow. Her recent report - " Climate Promises Made in Glasgow Now Rest With a Handful of Powerful Leaders " - is interesting ...

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Nov. 17, 2021

Webinar: '1.5 still alive, but it has a weak heartbeat' - Dr Koko Warner

Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania staged a webinar asking "Can COP26 Save the World?" Moderator for the event was the Bess W. Heyman President's Distinguished Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Michael Weisb...

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Nov. 17, 2021

Quick Climate Links: COP26 is over but the conversation continues

Leigh Ewbank (pictured) from Friends of the Earth in Melbourne was among the speakers at last night's (November 16) webinar staged by the Workers for Climate Action . The podcast " Saltgrass " also featured a Friends of the E...

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Nov. 16, 2021

Quick Climate Links: 'Death sentence for the poorest people on the planet'; brain exploding; phase down coal, ramp up climate action

Greens Senator, Sarah Hanson Young (pictured) was at COP26 in Glasgow and talks about that here. Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, and Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister, Angus Taylor, feature in a couple of Radio Na...

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Nov. 14, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Tearful COP president; concessions on coal; inadequate package; death knell for coal

Professor Johan Rockström (pictured) gives an overview of a report outlining 10 new insights in climate science at the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 - COP26. A tearful Alok Sharma apologised to Cop26 as a deal was oversha...

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Nov. 13, 2021

Quick Climate Links: Meet the 'inactivists'; 'Pure spin" allows gas industry to grow; half-time in Humanity v the Climate

Professor Micheal Mann (pictured) is famous for his renowned "hockey stick" that gave a near-perfect image of what is happening with regard to the climate crisis. The American professor has been watching closely what has been...

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Nov. 13, 2021

Interview: Kyla Brettle and Rob Law talk about the making of 'Endgame'

"Endgame" is a central Victorian podcast created and published by Kyla Brettle and Rob Law, who met by chance when among a group of locals who had got together to convince the Mount Alexander Shire Council to declare a climat...

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