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Nov. 29, 2020

Looking Forward to 2021

It will take years for the dust kicked up in 2020 to settle - for this show we will be looking forward at some of the most recent developments that are most likely to carry forward into Australia's future. Zali SteggallWe will be speaking with Zali Steggall the ex-Olympic skier and Warringah Independent MP who put forward the Climate bill earlier this month in an attempt to bring Australia to zero emissions by 2050.Links:www.climateactnow.com.auhttps://www.climactic.com.au/show/talking-in-this-…

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Nov. 22, 2020

BRUCE PASCOE : PERENNIAL SOIL

 BRUCE PASCOE; PERENNIAL SOILNovember 23rd 2020 Bruce Pascoe delivered a lecture on Indigenous farming and land management. The 'Dark Emu' author is also joined in a conversation with agricultural scientist Dr Angela Pattison. It has never been more important to be sharing Indigenous knowledge. So many solutions to the problems we face today can be found in that wisdom.It is impossible to overestimate the powerful contribution of Bruce Pascoe's work, in particular the seminal Dark Emu, which ha…

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Nov. 15, 2020

THE YEARS OF REPAIR

THE YEARS OF REPAIRNOVEMBER 16TH 2020 PRODUCTION: Vivien Langford and Andy Britt GUESTS: Michael Lord - Research Lead at Beyond Zero Emissions on The Manufacturing  Jobs for the Years of Repair.https://bze.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Million_Jobs_Plan.pdf Senator Janet Rice - On Joe Biden, Zali Steggall and our Democracy Cathy Kenedy - Global Nurses United. The years of repair in health systems stressed by climate change Annie Leonard - Greenpeace USA - On changing the narrative of scarcity and w…

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Nov. 8, 2020

SANCTUARY 30% protected by 2030

SANCTUARY 30% protected by 2030November 9th 2020 Produced by : Vivien Langford and Andy BrittGuests: Professor James Watson - University of Queensland Director of the Centre for Biodiversity and conservation science and GREENFIRE science research. Contributor to the paper in "Nature"Area based conservation in the 21st Century" https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2773-zThanks to Andrew Muller for the idea for this show. Murray MacDonald- Fisheries and Aquatic Living Resource Conservation …

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Nov. 1, 2020

THE FRENCH CITIZENS ASSEMBLY ON CLIMATE

THE FRENCH CITIZENS ASSEMBLY ON CLIMATENOVEMBER 2ND 2020 Interviews  : Reema Rattan and Vivien LangfordProduction: Andy BrittGuests:Amandine Roggemann -  International Committee for the implementation of citizen recommendations https://www.conventioncitoyennepourleclimat.fr/ Sonia Randhawa - The Coalition of Everyone https://www.coalitionofeveryone.com/ Vincent Liegey - Author  with Anitra Nelson of "Exploring Degrowth". Can we be concerned about the end of the world and forget about justice?Th…

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Oct. 26, 2020

REQUIEM,REGENERATION AND RENEWABLE ENEGY PRECINCTS

REQUIEM, REGENERATION AND RENEWABLE  ENERGY PRECINCTSOCTOBER 26TH 2020PRODUCTION: Vivien Langford and Andy Britt and thnaks to Imogen Butler and Mark Spencer GUESTS:Dr Kita Ashman - Ecologist at WWF  and Jenny Gray from Zoos Victoria with the last Pipistrelle on Christmas IslandNicky Ison -                     WWFChris Arnott - CEO at Beyond Zero EmissionsMichael Lord -          at Beyhond Zero EmissionsSimon Currie -        Energy Estate REQUIEM,   REGENERATION and  RENEWABLES PRECINCTS It sta…

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Oct. 19, 2020

The Battle for Beetaloo

Please join with us for this show where we will be heading deep into Ahrnem land to the Beetaloo basin - the location in Northern Territory where Origin and Santos have resumed exploration since a brief respite thanks to COVID. The Beetaloo basin is a massive site of shale gas that if tapped could seriously threaten Australia's ability to meet its commitments under Paris. Dan Robins spokesperson of Protect Country Alliance has been working for years in the Northern Territory to halt fracking. D…

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Oct. 12, 2020

GREENWASH

GREENWASHOctober 12th 2020Production: Vivien Langford and Andy BrittInterviews: Kurt Johnson with Sandra Capone of Good On You fashion App. James Whitmore with Dr Ted Trainer of UNSW http://simplicityinstitute.org/  When the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell says "We cannot go faster than society. We cannot sell what customers don't want", we have to wonder who persuaded us to want oil?  IN Australia as COVID recovery plans promote gas we need to ask, Who filled our minds with the idea that gas is "clea…

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Oct. 5, 2020

Scientists and Journalists. What's it like when climate action is your day job?

SCIENTISTS AND JOURNALISTSWHAT'S IT LIKE WHEN YOU'RE EXPOSED TO TOO MUCH CLIMATE CHANGE AND NOT ENOUGH ACTION?October 5th 2020.Production: Vivien Langford.Podcast : Andy BrittGuestsDr Joelle Gergis - Climate Scientist at ANU, Canberra. Author of Sunburnt Country and Witnesing the Unthinkable Prof. Johan Rockstrom - Earth Systems scientist at the Potscdam Institute for Climate Impact research, Berlin Nigel Topping - UK High level Climate Action Champion, London Marian Wilkinson - Esteemed journa…

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Sept. 28, 2020

FIGHT FOR PLANET A

 FIGHT FOR PLANET AA BZE DISCUSSION GROUP September 28th - Produced by Vivien Langford and Andy Britt Guests: Craig Reucassel  - Director of the ABC Series Fight for Planet ADamon Gameau - Director and Producer of the film "2040"Jess Panegyres - Forest Campaigner and land use solutions expertImogen Jubb - Zero Carbon Communities manager for BZEAimee Mehan - Climate leader and Hunter Valley entrepreneurMusic by David Rovics - The flames of History The climate community is working overtime to inf…

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Sept. 21, 2020

COVID RECOVERY "Fund our Future" school strike4climate

COVID RECOVERYSCHOOLSTRIKE4CLIMATE " FUND OUR FUTURE- NOT GAS" September 21st 2020Production : Vivien LangfordPodcasts: Andy BrittGuests: Daisy Millpark - Schoolstrike4climatePenny Howard - Maritime Union of AustraliaMark Ogge - The Australia InstituteExtra items : Professor Andrew Blakers ANU in an interview with Fran Kelly ABC/RN  and Greta Thunberg in an interview with Steve Colbert at CBS COVID Economic Stimulus is a good way to see the difference between  countries serious about climate ac…

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Sept. 14, 2020

RUSSIA AND AUSTRALIA: A CLIMATE CONVERSATION

In this episode, James joins with Russian environmental journalist Angelina Davydova to host a conversation about Russia, Australia and climate change. Both countries have recently seen extreme summers, and people are increasingly awakening to the impacts of climate change. We also share large fossil fuel export industries, and governments recalcitrant to act. Featuring:Angelina Davydova - Angelina is the director of the NGO Office of Environmental Information (based in St. Petersburg, Russia),…

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Sept. 7, 2020

Eco-psychology

In this episode we examine how the human psyche and the environment interoperate. We will be talking with:Professor Glenn Albrecht - Former professor of sustainability at University of Newcastle, Glenn became famous for coining the term solastalgia - meaning to feel the loss at the destruction of one's home place. We will be discussing the complex relationship between the mind and place.Links:Glenn's blog: https://glennaalbrecht.com/Glenn's new book: 'Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World',…

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Aug. 31, 2020

Bangladesh

Bangladeshi farmer in CovidTimes (repeat)CLIMATE CRISIS FRONTLINESEpisode 1- BANGLADESH13th July 2020Guests:Runa Khan - Founder of "Friendship" floating hospitals in Bangladeshhttps://friendship.ngo/floods-in-bangladesh-and-friendships-response/(link is external)https://friendship.ngo/about-us/leadership/runa-khan-founder-and-executive-director/(link is external)Dr Saleemul Huq - Scientist and Director of International Centre for Climate Change and Developmenthttps://www.iied.org/climate-covid-…

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Aug. 24, 2020

UNIONS,FIRST NATIONS and STUDENTS

24th August 2020Produced by Andy Britt and Vivien LangfordUNIONS,FIRST NATIONS AND STUDENTS."IN STRUGGLE LIES STRENGTH"BUILD OUR FUTURE:CLIMATE JUSTICE AND JOBSGUESTS:Edie Shepherd - Original PowerGreg Mullins - Emergency leaders for Climate ActionElizabeth Maddox - Author "Category 5"Shoi Sengupta, Laura and Will from Students 4 Climate actionDave Kerin - Co Founder of Earth WorkerThanks also to Tim Davis Franks of TIPPING POINT and Annie Mc Laughlin and Michaela of 3CR for help The next schoo…

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Aug. 17, 2020

TOURISM'S CARBON FLIGHTPATH

17TH AUGUST 2020Production: Vivien Langford. Podcast: Andy BrittInterviews: James Whitmore and Kurt JohnsonTOURISM'S CARBON FLIGHTPATHGUESTSDr Arunima Malik - Sydney UniversitySheldon Chanel - Senior journalist in FijiMaja Rosen - Founder of Flight Free in SwedenRoger Tyers - Southampton University We're all armchair travellers now so James, Kurt and Viv regaled each other with  favourite travel moments. James discovered antiquity in Italy. Kurt, whose terrific travel book The Red Wake took him…

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Aug. 10, 2020

KANGAROO ISLAND FIRES and ENERGY MINISTERS SUMMIT

10th AUGUST 2020Production: Vivien Langford  Podcast: Andy BrittKANGAROO ISLAND FIRES  and ENERGY MINISTERS' SUMMIT1. From the Embers/Glowing Island from CBAA. Produced by Lisa Burns and Sarah Mashman. Featuring the voices of Kangaroo Island residents : Kate Welz, Sabrina and Peter Davis, Jayne bates and Dana Mitchell.https://www.cbaa.org.au/fromtheembers 2.Smart Energy Council Energy Ministers summit. Featuring John Grimes and Wayne Smith. Energy Ministers Dan Van Holst Pelekaan S.A -   Bill J…

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Aug. 3, 2020

EDEN-MONARO / A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FOREST

EDEN- MONARO/   A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FOREST3RD AUGUST 2020PRODUCTION BY ANDY BRITTINTERVIEWS AND EDITING BY VIVIEN LANGFORDGUESTS:DAN MORGAN - YUIN MAN AND EXPERT ON CULTURAL BURNINGPETER HAGGAR - "CAFE EVOLVE" IN BEGA. PHILOSOPHICAL HEART OF THE RESISTANCEVIVIEN HARRIS - CLIMATE ACTION NOW ACTIVIST AT WEEK 71 OF HER REMINDER TO BEGA AUTHORITIESJO DODDS -  BUSHFIRE SURVIVORS FOR CLIMATE ACTION /EMERGENCY LEADERS FOR CLIMATE ACTION.ROUNDTABLE A new relationship with the forest is emerging…

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