Cohesive politicians reducing environmental harm; cohesive politicians choreographing a united front; cohesive politicians able to withstand cooperate lobby groups; to an Australian audience all this may sound too good to be true but we invite you to listen to our interview with Lord Deben from The United Kingdom. Lord Deben retains a central role in both British and international climate politics.
Lord Deben previously prioritised environmental security within the agriculture portfolio of a conservative government as a Tory politician under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Prime Minister John Major and moreover Lord Deben still works far and wide to advocate and implement environmental harm reduction policies. Our Beyond Zero radio show was fortunate to interview Lord Deben about British, European and Australian climate politics. Lord Deben gave generously with his time, expertise and authority.
During the interview Lord Deben discredited Australia’s official platform of amplifying a so called moral case for coal and also highlighted the diplomatic legacy Australia forgoes while we shun climate leadership. Lord Deben discredited this so called moral case for coal by citing a higher probability of Prime Minister Modi accepting renewable electricity while forgoing dependence upon imported coal. Lord Deben also discredited this so called moral case for coal by citing a lower probability of big business providing moral guidance. Lord Deben clearly warned against the evermore expansion of Australian coal mining and export capacity as a most foolish commercial investment.
Lord Deben warns Australia must realise that the age of coal is over!
Lord Deben is a hardworking and effective climate politician. Our Beyond Zero radio show is grateful he shared persuasive insights for our audience. Once again we invite you to listen to a recognised authority on both environmental harm reduction and cohesive politics.
This show was broadcast on Mon 2nd November 2015
Things are moving fast around Port Augusta. The coal mine and power plant are closing. Will Australia's first Concentrated Solar Thermal plant with storage be built here in its place?
Vivien called on local MP Dan Van Holst Pellekaan, to find out about the Sundrop Glasshouses and found out a lot more.
Ellen Roberts talks to us from the Mackay Conservation group about the Adani coal project. Is it time for a court case more about climate impacts than skinks and lizards?
Billions of people trust their religious leaders more than politicians or environmentalists. We need them to get behind climate action. The Islamic Declaration and Pope Francis's "Laudato Si " call for rapid decarbonisation in words that will surprise you.
Thea Ormerod founded the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change. She talks to us about how climate unites Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians and Jewish people.
This show was broadcast on Mon 19th October 2015
Tonight we'll hear about a successful campaign to close down the Anglesea coal mine, Barrister Andrew Laird will be discussing that issue. And then we hear from Greens MP's Adam Bandt, Ellen Sandell, and John Grimes from the Australian Solar Council. The campaign to close down the Hazelwood power station gaining momentum and they want your supprt.
This show was broadcast on Mon 12th October 2015 How are we coping with climate fuelled disasters? How can we cope better? Why are so many still in denial? Listen to Psychologists for a safe climate shrink the problem. Hear from Lyn Bender, Charles Le Feuvre, Susie Burke, and Sue Pratt.
Court Case leaves the climate change question unanswered
Do citizens have a right to take a mine project to court? Is this vigilante litigation? Joining BZE Radio are Professor Samantha Hepburn, Lawyer Jeff Smith for the Mackay Conservation Group, and Law lecturer Cristy Clark.
Tune in on Mon 31 August 2015 Melbourne AM Radio 3CR 855 5:00PM Or Live Stream at: http://www.3cr.org.au/
What would it take for you to climb an industrial chimney, blockade a coal mine or make a speech to hundreds of people?
The answer for the people in "Guarding Eden" is climate change.
Meet author Deborah Hart and the people who inspire her.
Will global warming reverse ALL the advances made by modern medicine?
The Lancet Commission report urges us to engage medical people into future planning. They are already on the front line, as hospitals are flooded and heat stress makes morgues overflow. In this show Vivien interviews Professor Peter Sainsbury and Dr Helen Redmond discussing the recent report from The Lancet:
ALP Conference Part 2: Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Climate change, John Grimes of the Australian Solar Council and Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition announce bold new support for renewables. BUT... Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier of QLD says coal mines like Adani will go ahead "We need the jobs". ALP conference speakers from the CFMEU (Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union National) and others talk about taking care of workers as we decarbonise. Professor... Roger Dargaville from Melbourne University explains how the 50% by 2030 target could be achieved. Interview courtesy of Radio National's Michael Mackenzie (ABC RN).
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