Community Show

The Community Show is a one hour podcast focusing on activism and campaigning is recorded live every Monday at 5pm. The show aims to provide up-to-date news about community campaigns, actions and events from around Australia, including interviews with members of the climate action group community.
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Shenhua vs Liverpool Plains Farmers

This show was broadcast on Mon 5th October 2015

Retired Independent MP Tony Windsor, NSW Farmers mining spokesman Tim Duddy and farmers from the Liverpool Plains. They came to Lane Cove to mobilise support and they want to prevent Shenhua's Watermark coal mine spoiling their aquifers, and Aboriginal sacred sites. ‪#‎WrongMineWrongPlace‬
People are very upset about the defeat at Maules Creek. Half the forest has been bulldozed now and Whitehaven is already producing coal from an open cut mine. Now citizens are putting all their campaigning energy into defending the Liverpool Plains farmland against Shenhua Chinese state owned coal company.

Wendy Bowman  

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"Innovative, Agile, Disruptive"

This show was broadcast on Mon 28th September 2015 

In light of Australia's new Prime Minister and as momentum gathers towards the Paris Climate talks, BZE will be featuring a talk from Malcolm Turnbull​ launching the Zero Carbon Australia Report.
Also we give you a taste of some of the campaigns pushing climate action;
Artist David Watson on his Abbott Proof fence, Prof David Karoly on how he got into Climate science.

Prof Will Steffan on the new Climate Council report:
Dr Stephen Bygrave on 100% reduced emissions, Prof Kevin Anderson on Naomi Klein, and Bill Mc Kibben on Divestment.

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The below video is an excerpt from the launch of the 2010 BZE Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan in which Malcolm Turnbull endorses rapid climate solutions focused on renewable energy and grid innovations


Zero Carbon Australia Launch Video with Guest Speaker Malcolm Turbull

"Real Clothes For the Emperor, Facing the Challenges of Climate Change"

This show was broadcast on Mon 21st September 2015

What they won't tell you about the climate catastrophe

Interview with Prof Kevin Anderson from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Are the climate deniers right? Are some scientists colluding with government to hide the truth about climate change? "Yes", according to top British scientist Kevin Anderson - but not the scandal you've heard about. (Courtesy Radio Ecoshock)

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"Lunatics,Sociopaths and Suckers"

This show was broadcast on Mon 14th September 2015
How climate activists are spoken to in the public gallery

Interviews with Phil Laird from 'Lock the Gate Alliance', Barnaby Joyce on citizens interrupting big projects and Dr Debra Roberts on reforestation around Durban and the IPCC plans for cities taking climate action.

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This show was broadcast on Mon 7th September 2015

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.

"One of the other considerations raised by the Mackay Conservation Group – the greenhouse gas emissions released from burning extracted coal overseas – was left unresolved by the court." – Prof Samantha Hepburn
"...under a democratic system, the rule of law means that the government is constrained by law and can be held accountable by the people." – Cristy Clark

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"Guarding Eden"

Tune in on Mon 31 August 2015
Melbourne AM Radio 3CR 855
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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.

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Carbon Zombies,Axe the Tax. Who is Frightening Off Climate Action?

This show was broadcast on Mon 24th August 2015

David Holmes
senior lecturer in Communications and media studies at Monash University on the IPA, Bjorn Lomborg  and other merchants of doubt.

Professor Roger Dargaville  from Melbourne University on how we could actually cut emisions by 50% without dire consequences.


 Roger Dargaville   David Holmes

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This show was broadcast on Mon 17th August 2015
Netherlands court protects unborn citizens, the URGENDA case with Marjan Minnesma.
URGENDA took the Netherlands Government to court for NOT protecting unborn citizens from climate change. They won! Marjan Minnesma tells us how this case is affecting the EU and why she will be  walking to Paris from Utrecht.
Yeb Sanyo  is off to  the Paris Climate talks too. He is walking from Rome carrying "Laudato SI" but why did he quit his UN job?
Anna Abad from Greenpeace in the Philippines, takes us to Tacloban - ground zero for Typhoon Hayan
We ask "How is Australian coal fuelling typhoons like Hayan?"
Nikola Casule explains how divesting your $$$$ erodes the social licence for coal.

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Health and Climate Change

This show was broadcast on Mon 10th August 2015

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:

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ALP conference and Resolution on Climate Action (Part 2)

This show was broadcast on Mon 3rd August 2015

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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