My stomach churned as I drove north and the guilt worsened as I read "Fire, Flood, Plague", a book-length series of articles edited by Sophie Cunningham.
Conscious of the causes of the climate crisis, I felt guilty driving from Victoria to Queensland and then the guilt really settled in when reading the words of the Australian writers who told of their experiences with the year that has just ended, 2020.
The podcast begins with the audio being recorded using the internal microphone on my Macbook Air as I had intended to post the episode while still in Queensland.
However, that didn't eventuate and I finished it off sitting back at my desk in Shepparton.
I left the original part untouched as I felt it added some sort of "bookend" to what has been a somewhat dystopian year, and this being the first episode of 2021, as it turns out, I must say "welcome!" to Climate Conversations.