Mark is a long time podcast addict, now hooked on making shows. He started a show to help make climate change relatable, and less overwhelming. It's called Climactic and he is unreasonably proud of it.
Climactic's newest show, Aftermath.  Released weekly. Listen, rate and review at Let's start at the very beginning. Plants are critical to all life on land, and they are the organisms most acutely impacted by fire. In this episode, Eav talks to Dr Brett Summerell of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney about how Australian plants are (and aren't) adapted to fire, the way that plants are recovering from the 2019/2020 bushfires and what we can all do to help conserve Australia's native flora. Further reading      Support the show.
In the South Caucasus between Armenia and Azerbaijan lies an island of Armenians in the middle of Azerbaijan, two countries now firmly at war with each other. The Armenians have invaded and now occupy a quarter of the Azeris territory, but they assert are only doing to protect their people from the government who threatens to "cleanse" the pocket of Armenians.  A complicated conflict with Russia selling to both sides and Turkey (and therefore NATO) obligated to defend the other, this war is a classic situation of "the tail wagging the dog". Will we see another 1914 with a small mountain nation dragging the great powers into war, well for that we turn to our experts? Svante Cornell (Institue for Security and Development) Tyrone Shaw (Conflict Zone Author) Thomas De Waal (Carnegie Europe) More details >> Follow the show @TheRedLinePod Follow Michael on @MikeHilliardAus
How does an unstable planet increase the risk of pandemics like COVID 19? In this episode, Eav interviews not one but two Professors of Public Health - Tony Capon and Ro MacFarlane The impacts of environmental destabilisation on human health is discussed, as Ro and Tony propose an alternative vision for society where human and environmental health are treated as one system. Further reading Ro and Tony's article in the Conversation A tale of two emergencies published in the Lancet Frank Fenner and his legacy  Support the show.
Highlights from the Tuesday, May 5th 2020 Glen Eira Council meeting, where a Climate Emergency was declared.  From the press release:  Glen Eira City Council has joined the growing movement calling for urgent action to address climate change. At a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 5 May, Council passed a motion to declare a climate emergency. Council also committed to new carbon emission reduction targets — zero net emissions for corporate emissions by 2025 and zero net community emissions by 2030. Council is committed to addressing the local impacts of climate change and calls on the State and Federal governments for stronger emission reduction targets. Glen Eira Mayor Cr Margaret Esakoff said the City of Glen Eira joins hundreds of cities around the world in declaring a climate emergency. “Council heard from many members of the community who urged us to commit to stronger climate action and declare a climate emergency,” she said. “Council will now build on the great progress it has already made to reduce carbon emissions from our own operations.” Cr Esakoff said Council will now start working on a more ambitious Environmental Sustainability Strategy to guide its work. “We now invite the Glen Eira community to work with us to build momentum for sustained community climate action,” she said. “We need your support to help create a more sustainable Glen Eira.” Support the show.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 days, 5 hours