Program Schedule

Download PDF Version
On Air : Listen
Alternative Frequencies
Check out the online media archive

Understorey: Climate 2018 ~Repairing the Democratic Climate

Wednesday 29th August / presented by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan

Federally, there has been political chaos and much noise, but little action on global warming.  State-wise, there's been equally ineffective climate quietness.  Both approaches may have contributed to community disillusionment about politicians' convictions and inaction on climate change. Yet robust economic modelling by Professor Tom Kompas points to a four degrees rise in global temperature set to cost the world economy US$23 trillion - or the equivalent of three or four 2008 Global Financial Crises per year - and that is only the cost to agriculture, not the damage done by extreme weather events.  In the absence of meaningful parliamentary leadership, long time Sydney community campaigners Richard and Maria Maguire believe building coalitions that advocate practical measures will contribute to bring about the change many want to see. Understorey interviews the Maguires to find out how they helped build and supported the Greater Western Sydney Energy Alliance, and the Sydney Alliance, to transform common climate struggles into community-wide solutions, and tilt towards a more integrative democracy.

Tags In This Story

All live musical performances are included in our podcasts with the express permission of artists, who reserve all other rights in their music. All music used in our podcasts is licensed under an APRA Community Broadcasting license agreement.

Latest Stories

Jenny Simpson Is  Bright Young Thing

Friday 21st September

Jenny Simpson Is Bright Young Thing

The AWESOME International Arts Fair for Bright Young Things is coming to Perth! The children’s festival […]

Accessible Arts in Alice Springs with Fiona Tuomy

Friday 21st September

Accessible Arts in Alice Springs with Fiona Tuomy

Fiona Tuomy is a film maker, screenwriter, writing group facilitator, mentor, advocate for artists with disabilities, […]

Movie Squad: The House With The Clock In The Walls & Ladies In Black

Friday 21st September

Movie Squad: The House With The Clock In The Walls & Ladies In Black

Perth’s movie-masters, Tristan Fidler and Simon Miruado join Taylah Strano on Breakfast for the weekly edition […]

Emma Louise goes deep with new record

Friday 21st September

Emma Louise goes deep with new record

Australian songstress Emma Louise has been very busy. With a few records already under her belt she’s pushed […]

PREMIERE: Lana Always Wonders Why

Friday 21st September

PREMIERE: Lana Always Wonders Why

Local musician/producer/vocalist/sonic experimenter Lana Rothnie has jumped from strength to strength over the past few years, supporting everyone […]

Bi+ Visibility in Media

Thursday 20th September

Bi+ Visibility in Media

In the monthly Triple Bi-Pass Representation Hour on Joy 94.9, Jennifer Piper dives deep to comment on […]

2018 Ally Conference: Morgan Carpenter

Thursday 20th September

2018 Ally Conference: Morgan Carpenter

Morgan Carpenter is co-executive director of Intersex Human Rights Australia and a PhD candidate at University […]

David Collard on Moorditj Mag

Thursday 20th September

David Collard on Moorditj Mag

David Collard talks with the Moorditj Mag men about the three day camping trip he’ll be […]