Robert McLean's Podcast

Robert McLean's Podcast

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Michael Mann is in Australia to give keynote address at a gathering of financiers who are contemplating the risks their businesses face from a worsening climate crisis.
Dr Mann is attached to the American Penn State University and repeatedly warned the world about the dangers of unmitigated climate change.
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Anika Molesworth (pictured) is one of Australia's pre-eminent climate activists and frequently uses Twitter to advance her case.
As a farmer from western New South Wales, Anika is in a prime position to understand and talk about the climate crisis, something she does frequently.



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Michelle Maloney is an impressively busy person and just a quick look at her biographer notes will confirm that.
Michelle is the co-founder of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance which has a two-day conference coming up in late November at the Melbourne campus of the Read more

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The European-based "We don't have Time" movement is pushing hard to normalize the climate crisis conversation and does that through various workshops and non-fly webinars.
The latest of those webinars featured a host of speakers, among them Australia's Ian Dunlop (pictured), from the Australian-based Read more

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Rob Feith is a handyman and what is important in this instance, a grandfather.
Grandfatherhood  and the Australian Government's inaction on the climate crisis was, for Rob, a contradiction that drove him to join Extinction Rebellion.
Rob has long been a meditator and the idea that Extinction Rebellion make its point by having members practice their meditation p... Read more

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David Meiklejohn (pictured) is wrestling with a "super wicked problem" - the climate crisis and how it is interpreted and is addressed by Australia's 500-plus Local Governments.
However, his focus is somewhat more concentrated that as he is presently the Executive Officer for the Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA), a network of nine Melbourne metr... Read more

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Joan Ko (pictured) is Arup's sustainability leader in Melbourne as was among the speakers at the "Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019".
Joan's address was wide-ranging but gave those at the conference a first look at the new report: "Health Care's Climate Footprint: How the health sector contribut... Read more

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Grace Wong's 'small step' in setting up Pharmacists for the Environment could well be a giant stride - the Melbourne, Australia, based organization is thought to be the first in the world and could be the beginnings of a global movement.
Grace, who was the MC at the September "Greening the Healthcare Sector 2019" forum, is a pharmacis... Read more

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Forbes McGain is among those driving Melbourne's Western Health toward environmental sustainability.
The Western Health doctor was among the impressive array of speakers lined up for the recent "Greening the healthcare sector forum 2019" staged by the Melbourne-based Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), Read more

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Terence Jeyaretnam (pictured) has a rich experience in understanding climate risk and corporate governance and shared his extensive knowledge with those at the recent "Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019" at Melbourne's Sunshine Hospital, a key part of the city's Western Health.
Terence founded Net Balance in 2006 and that company was acquired by Ernst and Young in 2014 and so it was knowledge and expe... Read more

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Victoria's Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Anthony Carbines, who is also the State Member for Ivanhoe, gave the opening address on day two of the September "Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019" at the Sunshine Hospital.
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Dianna McDonald (pictured) leads the social research project for Sustainability Victoria and has been examining climate change and in particular where the understanding of the present climate crisis and health intersect.
Dianna was one of the many speakers at the recent two-day "Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019" staged at Melbourne's W... Read more

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Rosie Stock (pictured) describes herself as a "newbie"and in being a first day volunteer with the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), maybe she is, but she has an experienced head on those young shoulders and so is one of those young people Australia's PM, Scott Morrison, should be listening to.
Rosie was volunteering at the 2019 "Greening the Healthcare... Read more

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Emily Minotti-Watson courageously stepped forward and brought the "School strike for Climate" to Shepparton in northern Victoria, Australia.
Her decision to initiate the event prompted almost immediate support from a tight-knit group of people who, working wit... Read more

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Music is one of the best facilities to help people better understand the implications and complications of the rapidly unfolding climate crisis and there is no better group to do this than Music for a Warming World.
Australian, and in particular Victorians and more specifically Melbournites, and fortunate to have the group willing to travel to seemingly un... Read more

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This episode is a "vocal version" of a column I write for the Shepparton News, the Goulburn Valley's only daily newspaper.
The point is that although I might be living in an echo chamber with regard my interests in the climate crisis, a greater number of people; people who are hugely more influential also live in their echo chamber and it is the things ... Read more

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Bronwyn Chapman's excitement for the work of the Goulburn Broken Greenhouse Alliance is such that it is almost palpable; it feels like you could almost reach out an touch what she is feeling.
Bronwyn, the body's executive officer, directs it activities from her office at the Welsford St offices of the Cit... Read more

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Emily Minotti-Watson (pictured) has put her hand up to orchestrate the "School strike for Climate" in Shepparton Friday, September 20.
The strike action will be in Shepparton's Maude St Mall from 11:00 am and will begin with brief presentations, music and noise. followed by "marches" to the extremes of the mall at both Fryers and High St... Read more

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Dr Margaret Hickey lectures in humanities at the Shepparton campus of La Trobe University in her courses covers environmental matters.
And so in the 2019 short research talks under the Shepparton Research Network banner she discussed "Toward pastures green - how to "write through" in the age of the Anthropocene".
In discussing whether o... Read more

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Independent  Member for Indi, Helen Haines, sees many challenges ahead for Australia's agriculture industry, but none that match learning about and working with our changing climate.
Dr Haines was in Myrtleford launch of the 'Embedding climate adaptation in Agriculture' project at a day-long conference organ... Read more

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