Anika Molesworth (pictured), who is on the board of directors of Farmers for Climate Action, is on the New South Wales Committee of the Crawford Fund and is a Governor of WWF, Australia, regularly turns to Twitter to air her views about the urgency of our need to address the climate crisis.
Anika's argument, which aligns with most other climate-conscious people around the world, was underlined with the recent release of the Australian 2021 State of the Environment Report.
U.S. President Joe Biden is equally concerned about the climate crisis and has committed huge sums to combat the issue, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation.
Other links that will help you better understand the implications and complications of the climate crisis are:
"Days of Rage" - George Monbiot;
Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".
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Reuters Impact: 'Humanity has been too slow off the blocks' - London Mayor, Sadiq Hahn
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16:44London's Mayor, Sadiq Hahn (pictured) was the keynote speaker on day one of the two day Reuters Impact event. The Mayor, who was introduced by Reuters first female Editor-in-Chief, Alessandra Galloni, said the climate crisis was global problem and required global solutions and added that humanity had been too slow off the blocks. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robert-mclean/message
Climate stories: Lizard Island, the Great Barrier Reef, and Andrew Forrest is 'locked and loaded'
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3:48Laura Chung and Brook Mitchell tells us today in the Melbourne Age how Lizard Island (pictured) is the base for significant research into the impact of climate change on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Read the story: "On a remote Australian island, a small patch for reef is as goods scientists have ever seen it". Raed a second story by Melbourne Age reporter, Peter Milne: "Andrew Forrest is 'locked and loaded' but does Fortescue have the calibre?" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robert-mclean/message
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Arguing climate change in the face of 'dams full to the brim' can be challenging, but it underlines changeability
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3:28Tom Cowrie has told Melbourne Age readers that "Melbourne's dams are full to the brim - but don't go having 20 minute showers". Pointing to floods up and down Australia's east coast and overflowing dams, climate deniers present what they feel as they feel is "bullet proof" evidence and rest their argument upon the early 2000s statement by Climate Council member Professor Tim Flannery (pictured), who said our dams would never fill again. Rather, it underlines the changeability of our weather under a warming world. And illustrating the damage emerging from a warming earth, reporter Farrah Tomazin has told Sydney Morning Herald readers that "Florida damage among worst in U.S. history as Hurricane Ian lands in South Carolina". --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robert-mclean/message
The climate crisis goes from a drought to deluge in just years
5:04As a former newspaper editor my instinct is to simply give you as much news as I could and then trust that you a the reader had the necessary "smarts" to filter those stories to determine what was important to you, your community and what wasn't so important. I believed that no story was correct and no story, by contrast, was incorrect - they all has their place and each was important to someone, somewhere. So from going from a point of just a few years ago, maybe five, of struggling to find anything about the climate crisis in the general media, it's now overwhelming and so it almost embarrasses me to see so many stories slipping by almost untouched by Climate Conversations. Not to worry (or at least that is what I tell myself) for I do what I can from where I am. The Conversation carried an interesting story about heat being pushed into the Southern Hemisphere at the rate of an "atom exploding every second of every day' in the story "Shifting ocean currents are pushing more heat into the Southern Hemisphere's cooler waters". The issue of the world's carbon budget was discussed by Professor Michael Howard at the the recent BIEN2022 Congress in Brisbane. And on EcoWatch Olivia Rosane tells us that the wealthiest ten per cent of people are responsible for nearly 50 per cent of carbon emissions. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robert-mclean/message
Conversation: Johann Hari talks with Rosalind Dixon about his new book, 'Stolen Focus: why you can't pay attention'
59:56Johann Hari has written a startlingly new book, "Stolen Focus: why you can't pay attention" (pictured) and although it is not at all about the climate crisis, it in fact helps us understand how we got to where we arena how we can navigate a complex future. In conversation with the UNSW's Rosalind Dixon the the author Johann Hari explained why is it so important to pay attention to this "attention revolution" and along with that, what we can do to get our attention back. Visit the UNSW Sydney Centre for Ideas to watch a recording of the conversation between Johann and Rosalind. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robert-mclean/message
Climate change tightens its grip, from the Swiss Alps to "Ian" in Florida
4:18Listen to the Aljazeera podcast, The Take, and learn about "Coping with climate change on Mt Everest". Aljazeera also reports on Switzerland's worst ever melt rate of its many glaciers in the story - "Switzerland records worst melt rate of its glaciers". Read some more about Hurricane Ian - "Flooding, power cuts as Hurricane Ian crashes ashore in Florida". --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robert-mclean/message
BIEN2022 Congress: Dario Vacirca talks about the nexus between art the UBI and, tangentially, how to navigate the climate crisis
19:39Dario Vacirca (pictured) is foremost an artist, but he is an agitator and someone concerned, in a broad sense, about the welfare of people and sees their best interests, and society's generally, being served through the acceptance and application of an unconditional Universal Basic Income. Dario is simply a good bloke. He was one of the many speakers who informed and entertained those who attended, in person and virtually, the annual Universal Basic Income Earth Network 2022 Congress in Brisbane over three days from Monday, September 26. Dario, who is also a writer, is deeply involved with a tenants association that was critical in saving/protecting the early 20th Century Nicholas Building in central Melbourne - you can read about that in a Melbourne Age story "Creatives shine on in Melbourne's arty heart - with a little help". --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robert-mclean/message
BIEN 2022 Congress: Professor Michael Howard spells out climate change challenges and the benefits of the UBI
16:23Professor Michael Howard (pictured) from the University of Maine in the U.S., joined the Brisbane BIEN 2022 Congress virtually to talk about "Basic Income, Climate Change and the Future of Work". Prof Howard specialises in social and political philosophy and his message to the congress was clear - we must contain our consumption, particularly those of us from wealthy countries, while be willing to hand over cash to those less developed nations. The congress, the first for couple of years because of Covid-19, was hosted by the University of Queensland. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robert-mclean/message
BIEN 2022 Congress: Iain Middleton talks about New Zealand's experience with the Universal Basic Income
26:39Iain Middleton (pictured) has long prosecuted the idea of a Universal Basic Income in New Zealand and told his country's story at the September BIEN 2022 Congress in Brisbane, which was held at the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland. The conference was a hybrid affair with more than 100 people attending in person and hundreds more from around the world being virtual attendees. Most every aspect of a Universal Basic Income - how it would work, what benefits it would bring and, along with that, how its implementation would uplift all aspects of society, from those living in poverty to the rich - was discussed during the information-packed three day congress. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robert-mclean/message
BIEN 2022 Congress: Australia Basic Income founder, Josh McGee, discusses a National Department of Automation
11:53Josh McGee (pictured) founded and continues to orchestrate the Melbourne-based Australia Basic Income group and spoke at the opening day of the Basic Income Earth Network Congress on September 26 at the St Lucia Campus of the University of Queensland. An unconditional Universal Basic Income is in many ways closely related to plotting a course the will enable humanity to navigate the quickly evolving climate crisis. People from all parts of the world were at the congress, about 100 in person and more than 200 were involved with the three day event, an event that had been postponed for a couple of years because of the Covicd-19 crisis. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/robert-mclean/message