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A continuous conversation about climate change - news, views and interviews.
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Australia

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A continuous conversation about climate change - news, views and interviews.

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English

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0400 502 199


Episodes

Living in an echo chamber, just like everyone else.

9/11/2019
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This episode is a "vocal version" of a column I write for the Shepparton News, the Goulburn Valley's only daily newspaper. The point is that although I might be living in an echo chamber with regard my interests in the climate crisis, a greater number of people; people who are hugely more influential also live in their echo chamber and it is the things they do and the decisions they make that are worsening the climate crisis. Shepparton's La Trobe University Campus has weekly sessions that...

Duration:00:05:25

Bronwyn Chapman takes the Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Allicance to new horizons

9/11/2019
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Bronwyn Chapman's excitement for the work of the Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance is such that it is almost palpable; it feels like you could almost reach out an touch what she is feeling. Bronwyn, the body's executive officer, directs it activities from her office at the Welsford St offices of the City of Greater Shepparton, but as she has worked in Bendigo and lives in Wangaratta, she has a wonderful feel for the social dynamics of northern and north-east Victoria. To better...

Duration:00:13:58

Emily Minotti-Watson brings the 'School strike for Climate' to Shepparton

9/10/2019
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Emily Minotti-Watson (pictured) has put her hand up to orchestrate the "School strike for Climate" in Shepparton Friday, September 20. The strike action will be in Shepparton's Maude St Mall from 11:00 am and will begin with brief presentations, music and noise. followed by "marches" to the extremes of the mall at both Fryers and High Street. Emily, a Year 10, student from the city's Wanganui College, has been supported by both Slap Tomorrow, a Shepparton-based climate crisis activist...

Duration:00:07:07

Dr Margaret Hickey helps us understand - what comes first, the literature or the movement?

9/5/2019
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Dr Margaret Hickey lectures in humanities at the Shepparton campus of La Trobe University in her courses covers environmental matters. And so in the 2019 short research talks under the Shepparton Research Network banner she discussed "Toward pastures green - how to "write through" in the age of the Anthropocene". In discussing whether or not it was the literature that came first or the movements, Dr HIckey point to the "wonderful" book by Eric Rolls, "A Million Wild Acres", which she saw...

Duration:00:08:13

Helen Haines visits Myrtleford to launch the 'Embedding Climate Adaptation in Agriculture' project

9/2/2019
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Independent Member for Indi, Helen Haines, sees many challenges ahead for Australia's agriculture industry, but none that match learning about and working with our changing climate. Dr Haines was in Myrtleford launch of the 'Embedding climate adaptation in Agriculture' project at a day-long conference organized by the North East Catchment Management Authority. The project has the support of the Federal Government's National Landcare Program and the Victoria Government through the...

Duration:00:14:47

An 11-year-old girl brings the 'School stike for Climate' to Echuca

9/1/2019
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Pixie Brain first thought the warming of the world was caused by the sun moving closer to the Earth, but now she knows it is the result of changes to our atmosphere; changes brought about largely by our (that's humans) flagrant use of fossil fuels. The 11-year-old Grade five pupil from the Echuca East Primary School first learned about the "School Strike for Climate" when her mother pointed out what Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg was up to. It all began when her mother asked her if that...

Duration:00:08:01

Dr Sara Hely talks at Myrtleford conference about cropping options and climate research

8/30/2019
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A woman who lived just a short drive away from a day-long conference about "Embedding climate adaptation in Agriculture" at Myrtleford in north-eastern Victoria, shared her knowledge about cropping and climate change. Dr Sara Hely, a scientist and senior manager with Agriculture Victoria and who has been the recipient of a host of awards and fellowships, discussed innovation and the opportunities facing farmers, particularly those in north-eastern Victoria. The Myrtleford conference...

Duration:00:25:20

Graeme Anderson discusses modelling as a tool for predicting climate effects on agriculture

8/29/2019
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Myrtleford's Savoy Club in north east Victoria was a busy spot recently when about 100 people gathered for the launch of the "Embedding climate adaptation in agriculture" project, supported by the North East Catchment Management Authority with funding from the Federal Government's National Landcare Program. Graeme Anderson (pictured), a climate specialist based in Geelong and from the agriculture and resources section of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources,...

Duration:00:25:32

A 1997 dilemma leads to listening to Dr Kate Dooley discussing more dilemmas

8/23/2019
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This episode begins with a road accident in 1997 initiating a journey that led to recently listening to Dr Kate Dooley discussing "Climate and biodiversity nexus: implications for land based mitigation" at a near packed session at the University of Melbourne. Being only audio, this podcast episode obviously does not include the slides shown by Dr Dooley, but they can be accessed on a link distributed by Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. Climate Conversations talked with Dr Dooley a...

Duration:00:54:02

David Brian helps 'Climate Conversations' understand the many advantages of hemp walls

8/18/2019
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Hemp is another of the amazing offers from nature and if we can free ourselves from the misinformation that leads to a massive misunderstanding of the plant, we will be better placed to see its advantages; advantages that see the plant being used to make paper, provide food, help with our health and, in what is important to Climate Conversations, build energy conserving sustainable homes. Southern Hemp has been set up in Moama, just over the Victoria border in southern News South Wales, by...

Duration:00:38:16

Sport, flying and the climate crisis

8/11/2019
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Flying is wonderfully convenient, but it is also one of the villains when it comes to the worsening of that climate crisis. Sport, something of a religion (that's a weary cliché) for many people is a key driver of the world's aircraft industry, and industry that relies almost entirely on fossil fuels for its success and subsequent profitability. An attempt to address the climate crisis must include some change in our attitude to flying.

Duration:00:06:32

Anika Molesworth calls for action on the climate crisis now!

8/10/2019
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Anika Molesworth is among Australia's busiest climate activists and regularly turns to Twitter to remind people of the urgency we face in the bid to counter the quickly emerging climate crisis. Anika, who played a role in the creation of the "Farmers for Climate Action" movement and connects with land managers and researchers through her platform "Climate Wise Agriculture", again took to Twitter following the latest report the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Duration:00:03:49

Grace Sandles and Hugh Farrell talk about the 'Shepparton Statement"

8/10/2019
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Young people from Greater Shepparton have been asked to contribute their thoughts and ideas to the "Shepparton Statement" and Grace Sandles and Hugh Farrell, as environmental prefects, are coordinating the Goulburn Valley Grammar School's contribution. The Shepparton Statement has been initiated by City of Greater Shepparton CEO, Peter Harriott and is being coaxed into life by Cheryl Hammer, who has been working with students from throughout the city and other young people. Young people...

Duration:00:13:56

Professor Ed Hawkins fills the lecture space at Climate and Energy College

8/8/2019
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The Australian-German Energy College at the University of Melbourne has regular lectures in a relatively small space at its Grattan Street offices and the latest was packed with many people forced to stand. Holding centre stage as he talked about the "Sensitivity of historical climate simulations to uncertain aerosol forcing" was University of Reading climate scientist, Professor Ed Hawkins. Among those in the crowd was Professor David Karoly; a senior advisor from the college, Simon...

Duration:00:12:55

September Forum is about "Greening the Healthcare Sector"

8/1/2019
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Those eager to see a reduction on carbon emissions from the healthcare sector, and so see that aspect of our lives become more sustainable, need to make an effort to be at the "Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019" in Melbourne on Monday and Tuesday, September 23 and 24. The Melbourne-based Climate and Health Alliance, which is affiliated with the international "Global Green and Healthy Hospitals" organization, has combined with the city's Western Health and the Institute of Healthcare...

Duration:00:31:22

Paul Ryan came to Shepparton to discuss the "Road map to Change" and while in town talked with 'Climate Conversations'

7/29/2019
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Paul Ryan is the Director of the Australian Resilience Centre and visited Shepparton in northern Victoria, Australia, talk about the "Road Map to Change" at a breakfast session organized by the Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project. More than 30 people, mostly women, attended the breakfast session and most stayed on for Paul's masterclass on change in what was a quick overview the "three horizons" way of looking at the future and within that understanding how and why we change, both as...

Duration:00:16:54

PhD candidate Ellycia Harrould-Kolieb helps us understand something about ocean acidification

7/27/2019
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Dr Peter Kristoff described the recent presentation at the Australian-German Climate and Energy College by Ellycia Harrould-Kolieb as among the most important given at the college. Ellycia, a PhD candidate a young women with an already impressive biography, discussed "Governing ocean acidification: Framing an emergent issue across existing multilateral environmental aqreements".

Duration:00:41:23

PhD candidate Ellycia Harrould-Kolieb helps us understand something about ocean acidification

7/27/2019
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Dr Peter Kristoff described the recent presentation at the Australian-German Climate and Energy College by Ellycia Harrould-Kolieb as among the most important given at the college. Ellycia, a PhD candidate a young women with an already impressive biography, discussed "Governing ocean acidification: Framing an emergent issue across existing multilateral environmental aqreements".

Duration:00:41:23

A plea on Twitter from the Climate Council's Amanda McKenzie

7/19/2019
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Amanda McKenzie is the CEO of the Climate Council, formerly known as the "Climate Commission" until former PM Tony Abbott came along in 2013 and what was a clear illustration of his climate colours, disbanded the commission. However, as is well known, good ideas do not surrender to such misguided, brute force and so after a brief hesitation the former commission re-appeared and renamed as the "Climate Council", but this time with broad public support, both morally and financially.

Duration:00:04:06

A plea on Twitter from the Climate Council's Amanda McKenzie

7/19/2019
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Amanda McKenzie is the CEO of the Climate Council, formerly known as the "Climate Commission" until former PM Tony Abbott came along in 2013 and what was a clear illustration of his climate colours, disbanded the commission. However, as is well known, good ideas do not surrender to such misguided, brute force and so after a brief hesitation the former commission re-appeared and renamed as the "Climate Council", but this time with broad public support, both morally and financially.

Duration:00:04:06