The Green Canary Podcast
Exploding a BoMshell
Season 1, Ep. 49
It was a public relations disaster. A mistimed, mismanaged marketing mishap that had Australians cringing and laughing in equal amounts. Why is it a green news story? Because in the fallout from the ill-advised and ill-timed BoM's rebranding exercise we've learned that our national weather agency ain't all we'd like it to be from a climate perspective. Also this week: Australia's EV uptake is increasingly (but slowly). We're rewiring the grid (hopefully a little quicker). Plus there's a special interview with Murray-Darling Basin ecologist Matt Herring. When is water too much water? Will these floods eventually do more good than harm? All that and more on The Canary!
Season 1, Ep. 53
We got there. It didn't look likely at the halfway point, but COP27 finally delivered an international fund to pay for the “loss and damage” which developing nations suffer as a result of climate change. What else was achieved? This week's guest Peter Newman (Distinguished Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University) was in Egypt, and he explains how a few rogue fossil fuel players won a small battle or two, but why they're starting to lose the war. Also this week: punishing plastic polluters, the problem with pet food, and plenty more!
Hypocrisy in plane sight
Season 1, Ep. 52
When are we going to get serious about cutting down on air travel? And why have 1000 aviation industry heavies jetted into Melbourne this week? Alex Mungall from Flight Free Australia joins us to tell us what's going down, and explains why his group will be protesting the Melbourne event. Also this week, the latest from COP27, our provocative solution to a failed plastics recycling scheme, and guess who got arrested again? All that and more on The Canary!
Taken for fossil fools
Season 1, Ep. 51
We're not lawyers or tax accountants, so we can't explain the intricacies of how dozens of Australia's largest fossil fuel companies manage to pay no tax. But we know someone who gets this stuff, so we asked him. In more upbeat news this week, we speak to the head of a grassroots activists group that had a massive win against state-owned logger VicForests. We also invent a new term called a "glitcher"! What's a glitcher – and do you happen to be one? All is revealed in this week's ep!