Episodes

Sept. 18, 2021

Interview: Kathy Davies - a State tax on electric cars is unconstitutional

Kathy Davies (pictured) and Chris Vanderstock are working with Equity Generation Lawyers to take the Victorian State Government to the High Court of Australia over its plans to tax electric cars. Kathy and Chris are aiming to...

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Sept. 17, 2021

Quick climate links: Greenpeace uncovers dodgy carbon offset tricks

Greenpeace Australia Pacific has produced a new report exposing the dodgy carbon offset tricks of some of Australia’s biggest polluters. The report: “ Hero to Zero: uncovering the truth of corporate Australia’s climate action...

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Sept. 16, 2021

Quick climate links: 'BIg Deal'. too little, too late, non-proliferaton treaty, woefully short of Paris target

Democracy is the answer to the climate crisis, but in a rather fascinating fashion also a significant obstacle. The movie “ Big Deal ” is a crucial exposé of the sobering influence dirty political donations have on our democr...

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Sept. 16, 2021

Interview: Helen Haines calls for boldness and courage from Scott Morrison

Helen Haines (pictured) is the Independent Member for Indi and there was a certain sense of honesty and freedom in talking with her that's missing when the discussion is with a party politician. It was a delight to talk with ...

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Sept. 15, 2021

Quick climate links: Pigs, rainforest, decimation, climate election, internal migration, Glasgow

Today’s quick climate links begin with a host of stories from The Guardian: “ Most plans for new coal plants scrapped since Paris agreement ”; “ Walmart has a plan to tackle the climate crisis. Can it pull it off? ”; “‘ Reckl...

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Sept. 14, 2021

Quick climate links: Murders, records, extremes, outliers and omens

Today’s quick climate links begin with three stories from The Guardian: “ Murders of environment and land defenders hit record high ”; “ UK to offer £265m in subsidies for renewable energy developers ”; “ Australia burying ‘h...

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Sept. 14, 2021

Interview: Mark Beeson says cooperation is not an option, it's absolutely necessary

Mark Beeson is a Professor of International Politics at the University of Western Australia in Perth and his latest book, " Environmental Anarchy " is the subject of this latest episode. Mark, who was a guest on Climate Conve...

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Sept. 13, 2021

Quick climate links: What would it take for climate deniers to wake up?

Today's Quick climate links:- Four stories from The Guardian: The first - “ Whether on Covid or climate, it seems our politicians really aren’t like you and me” ; Second - “‘ Ida is not the end’: Indigenous residents face the...

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Sept. 12, 2021

Quick climate links: 'Global warming isn't just a natural cycle'

Georgia Tech climate scientist, Kim Cobb (image) tells the Yale Climate Connections podcast that " Global warming isn’t just a natural cycle "; Two stories from The Guardian: " News Corp Australia won’t muzzle commentators as...

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Sept. 11, 2021

Quick climate news links: 'Our Sunburnt Country' - informative and inspiring

As of today, I'm only in the early pages of " Our Sunburnt Country " by Dr Anika Molesworth, but already it's an exciting, informative and inspiring read, and through the book, I was alerted to the two Tedx appearances by Pro...

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Sept. 10, 2021

Quick climate news links: Professor loves her electric car

Here are today's Quick climate news links: " Electrifying our lives with Professor Renate Egan "; More from Arena: " Batteries up power poles brings energy storage to the streets "; RenewEconomy: " Australia smashes renewable...

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Sept. 9, 2021

Quick climate news links: A net-zero warning from Friends of the Earth

Here are the links to today's stories: From The Guardian: " UK criticised for ‘dropping Paris climate goals in trade deal with Australia’ "; Again from The Guardian: " Keith Pitt moves ahead with plans to open up Beetaloo Bas...

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Sept. 8, 2021

Interview: Portia Odell from the Cities Power Partnership

Portia Odell (pictured) is the Director of the Cities Power Partnership , which is directly affiliated with the Climate Council . Ms Odell has an infectious enthusiasm for seeing Local Governments take the lead in helping the...

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Sept. 8, 2021

Quick climate links: Take note, watch closely, the climate crisis is everywhere

The World Resources Institute has announced that Stientje van Veldhoven (pictured) has been appointed to a senior role: " Stientje van Veldhoven Selected to be the Next Head of WRI Europe "; Giles Parkinson from RenewEconomy ...

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Sept. 7, 2021

Quick climate links: Australia's public health already being impacted by climate change

Below at the links to stories mentioned in today's episode" From the RenewEconomy: " Australia’s public health already being hit by climate change, professionals say "; The Guardian tells readers that: " South Australia avoid...

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Sept. 6, 2021

Quick News: Sharon Lavigne pleads to see plastics factories gone from 'Cancer Alley'

Sharon Lavigne (pictured) is leading a community group to take back Louisiana's "cancer alley" and you can read about that at the " Stop Formosa Plastics " website. Newscorp has long been considered among "the enemy" in the c...

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Sept. 5, 2021

Quick News: Jordan Sanchez brings some spoken 'life' to the climate crisis

Jordan Sanchez (pictured) brought some spoken "life" to a Defenders of Wildlife story about World Environment Day 2021 - " 10 Ways to Help Restore the Environment "; From The New Republic - " The Severe Weather Event We Routi...

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Sept. 4, 2021

Quick News: One Earth co-founder, Justin Winters, wants us to protect cultural and biological diversity to solve climate change

Justin Winters (pictured) is the co-founder of One Earth and the writer behind the piece: " Protecting cultural and biological diversity is central to solving climate change "; Halllie Golden writes on The Guardian - " Lawsui...

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