Here is a listing of Podcasts since October 2011 sorted by views (desc)

Fossil Capitalism and the Death of the Great Barrier Reef

This show was broadcast on Mon 4th July 2016

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Vivien interviews Ian Angus at the Socialism for the Twenty First Century Conference. He talks about Fossil Capitalism and the Earth System Crisis.
We look at the bleaching of the reef in an interview with David Spratt (from Radio Ecoshock).



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Creating a Climate for Change

This show was broadcast on Mon 1st August 2016

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Creating a Climate For Change offers an exclusive forum that intersects science, performance and conversation.
Playback Theatre takes stories from the audience and dramatises their anxieties and thoughts about climate change.

Danny Diesendorf (actor and conductor) has taught and directed theatre extensively, including with the National Theatre and Monash University Schools Theatre Festival.
Lucy Best from Positive Charge – a social enterprise that works with local councils in Victoria and New South Wales to help households, community groups and businesses to save energy, money and reduce carbon emissions at scale.
We also hear from Fairfax Journalist Elizabeth Farrelly.

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"The Day After Tomorrow"

This show was broadcast on Mon 18th July 2016

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"This is the second year of extreme heat in southeast Asia...all this was predicted by recent studies. The same studies say it will get even hotter, for longer periods, as the decades progress."

"...the poorest victims of this heat are the least responsible for global warming. The source of the pollution has been half a world away, where most of us live in fossil-powered luxury. But in a world connected by finance, trade, and airplanes, the blowback can travel back from half a world – from the steaming countries of India and Pakistan."

Professors David Karoly and Will Steffen describe what scientists expect over the next decades as we fail to decrease carbon emissions.
Dr Adil Najam, Pakistani expert on International Affairs takes us to Karachi’s most punishing heat waves and the climate refugees that are flocking away from unlivable conditions.

Further Reading:
The climate Council's latest report http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/
Podcasts from Radio Ecoshockhttp://www.ecoshock.org/2016/06/record-heat-india-pakistan.html
http://video.news.com.au/v/318891/The-Inertia-Trap

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Climate Emergencies

This show was broadcast on Mon 8th August 2016

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Our focus is on health and building resilience.

Dr Cassandra Goldie from the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) tells us about her time in Darwin with a cyclone about to hit and they didn't have a plan! And the council housing that requires 24/7 air conditioning that should be built in a more climate smart way.
We will also talk to Fiona Armstrong about the new Climate and Health Alliance paper "Towards a national strategy on climate, health and well-being for Australia."
Daniel Spencer from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition will talk about progress towards Large Scale Solar at Port Augusta, South Australia. He will also bust myths about failures in the system....too easy to blame it on wind.

Read more: https://repowerportaugusta.good.do/solar4ptaugusta/TurnbullPetition/

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Dr Stephen Bygrave

AN OVERVIEW OF THE WORK OF BZE OVER THE YEARS
To speak about such a topic, the guest was BZE CEO Dr Stephen Bygrave who is about to embark on a new challenge to join the Queensland government as executive director in the field of environment and climate change.

The work of BZE has encompassed such diverse areas as 100% renewable energy and how soon this may be viable, buildings, battery storage, agriculture including land clearing, industrial processes (such as alternatives in the production of aluminium), and transport to name just a few. In fact BZE has attained worldwide acclaim.

Transport in particular is responsible for 15% of national emissions but the ridiculous dependence on cars in Australia is badly in need of a "mode shift" in favour of public transport and electric cars not forgetting the movement of freight. It is so short-sighted by governments to move freight on the road in lieu of rail which had been achieved in the past. BZE has also written on the topic of high speed rail which has been utilised so successfully in other countries, in particular India and China where there are so many people to accommodate!

So Stephen will perhaps be involved in the different challenges that Queensland can throw up  - none bigger than the Great Barrier Reef and Adani and land clearing!

(Summary written by BZE volunteer Bev McIntyre 12/8/16)

DECARBONIZING INDUSTRY

This show was broadcast on Mon 22nd August 2016

 

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Read more:

The Australian town that wants to get off the grid

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Dr Bonnie Monteleone

Dr Bonnie Monteleone is Co-founder, Executive Director and Director of Science, Research and Academic Partnerships for Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. whose mission is to educate through field research, implement progressive outreach initiatives, and incubate solutions to address the global plastic pollution problem. 

Dr Bonnie Monteleone is a field scientist, researcher and student supervisor in the Chemistry department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Dr Bonnie is also a 5 Gyres Institute ambassador; part of the Ocean Defenders Alliance; Cape Fear Rise Above Plastic through Surfrider; the UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Program; Algalita Marine Research Foundation; NC Monofilament Recovery and Recycling receptacles at Johnny Mercer Peer; contributes to the Plastic Ocean Project blog and more! She has collected plastic marine samples globally including 4 of the 5 gyres, the Caribbean, and has extended this work to Pyramid Lake, in a Nevada desert outside of Reno.

The passionate Dr Monteleone joins the Beyond Zero team to talk about plastic leachates, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) uptakes, plastic ingestion by marine organisms and the many solutions and projects she is running. She is also an accomplished artist, turning some of the plastic she collects on her  voyages into modern artistic masterpieces.

Prof Tara P. Dhakal

Beyond Zero speaks to Professor Tara P. Dhakal of Binghamton University, State University of New York, about his research developing high efficiency solar cells. 

Advances in the manufacture of Solar Cells

Prof Tara Dhakal started off with study of Physics and Material Science, working in Kathmandu, Nepal and Japan and later joined the Uni. of Sth. Florida with the aim of making improved thin film solar. He is at present Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the State University of N.Y. and it seems he has always been interested in applied research.

Problems of course with solar is the need to access materials that are abundant, non toxic, reliable and not only cost efficient to manufacture but to install. Approximately 25% of silicon can be converted into electricity and it is fairly expensive to process into wafers.  The Professor discussed the possibility of transparent layers for windows and/or roll-out for roofs.

(Summary written by BZE volunteer Bev McIntyre 29/7/16)

Further reading:

The Conversation: Getting more energy from the sun: how to make better solar cells

Lessons in Resilience from New Orleans, the Pacific and Indigenous communities

This show was broadcast on Mon 5thSeptember 2016

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The Sydney Alliance and WWF Australia brought Rev Willie Bennett here to energise our resilience building. 

How can communities prepare for heatwaves, floods and climate disruptions?
What can the Hurricane Katrina Survivors Network teach us about building up community power and leadership?

How can we connect with indigenous defenders in the Gulf country and Galilee Basin as climate changing coal and gas projects loom?

Rev Willie Bennett - Hurricane Katrina Survivors Network
Rev Seforosa Carroll - Church partnerships Pacific,UnitingWorld
Cassandra Goldie - CEO of Australian Council of Social Service
Murrawah Johnson - Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network

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Music and Magic amplify climate solutions - The "Creating a Climate for Change" Melbourne Playback Theatre event

Tune in to BZE Community Radio on Mon 12th Sept 2016
 

Today on BZE Radio join us at NorthcoteTown Hall in Melbourne for an excerpt from an inspired and inspiring event held on August 11th called Creating a Climate for Change (thank you Melbourne Playback Theatre).


The podcast for this show will be posted here by Tuesday September 13th.


PANEL


Architect Rob Adams returned to his University in South Africa and found that without building more  they had massively increased the number of students by multitasking the rooms. With climate change in mind he talks about how cities can do the same.


Lucy Best is a campaigner. She engages with the community to bring renewable energy solutions to low income residents. Her fascinating talk shows how personal commitment and ingenuity break down barriers.


Stephen Bygrave brings examples from around the world to show how the time is coming when petrol -fuelled cars, energy intensive buildings and coal fired power will be things of the past.




PERFORMANCE


Playback Theatre Performers engage with the audience.


People's worries about workers left behind, politicians not being up to the task and survival are brought into the arena.


The musicians and actors then mirror these thoughts  and turn them into little plays. Imagination, myth and feelings are to the fore in an evening where Left Brain climate solutions meet Right Brain improvisations. 




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Related Links
Walk with the Valley http://earthworkercooperative.com.au/walk-with-the-valley/
Moreland Energy Foundation: http://www.mefl.com.au/

Dr Stephen White

Dr Stephen White is CSIRO's Program Leader for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) talks about the EnergyFit Homes Project research, which is a collaborative approach to unlocking the value of energy efficient homes for buyers, renters and investors.  The EnergyFit Homes Project proposes a national voluntary home energy efficiency disclosure system, designed to empower consumers to rate and value homes with lower running costs and health, comfort and sustainability benefits.

Further reading:

CRCLCL Media Release: Consumers want energy-efficiency facts on homes – new research shows

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