Robert McLean's Podcast

Robert McLean's Podcast
A continuous conversation about climate change - news, views and interviews.

A 1997 dilemma leads to listening to Dr Kate Dooley discussing more dilemmas
Aug 23 • 54 min
From one dilemma to others
David Brian helps ‘Climate Conversations’ understand the many advantages of hemp walls
Aug 18 • 38 min
Understanding the advantages of hemp walls
Sport, flying and the climate crisis
Aug 11 • 6 min
Flying is one of the villains in the climate crisis
Anika Molesworth calls for action on the climate crisis now!
Aug 10 • 3 min
Anika Molesworth call for action on the climate crisis
Grace Sandles and Hugh Farrell talk about the ‘Shepparton Statement”
Aug 10 • 13 min
Talking about the Shepparton Statement
Professor Ed Hawkins fills the lecture space at Climate and Energy College
Aug 8 • 12 min
Professor Hawkins fills the lecture space at the climate and energy coillege
September Forum is about “Greening the Healthcare Sector”
Aug 1 • 31 min
Forum will concentrate on the greening of the healthcare sector
Paul Ryan came to Shepparton to discuss the “Road map to Change” and while in town talked with ‘Climate Conversations’
Jul 29 • 16 min
Understading the road map to change
PhD candidate Ellycia Harrould-Kolieb helps us understand something about ocean acidification
Jul 27 • 41 min
Learning about ocean acidification
A plea on Twitter from the Climate Council’s Amanda McKenzie
Jul 19 • 4 min
A Twitter plea for climate sense by the Climate Council CEO, Amanda McKenzie
Dr Michael Mann urges the adoption of a “war-like footing” to combat climate change
Jul 9 • 5 min
Dr Michael Mann wants us to act on the need to take a war-like footing to combat climate change.
Being inspired by Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Vanessa Petrie
Jul 4 • 47 min
Interviewing Beyond Zero Emissions CEO Vanessa Petrie and being inspired
John Pettigrew first got involved with climate issues in 2007 and here he talks with Climate Conversations
Jul 2 • 16 min
A busy life countering climate change
Grace and Hugh visit Beneath the Wisteria and explain the “Shepparton Statement”
Jun 30 • 3 min
Lerarning about the Shepparton Statement Beneath the Wisteria
Tim Baxter considers climate change through the prism of law
Jun 27 • 37 min
Considering climate change through the legal prism
Lucy Percival from the Grattan Institute discusses the criticality of energy
Jun 20 • 36 min
Talking with Lucy Percival about energy and its societal influences
In conversation with Annabelle Workman from the Australian-German Energy College
Jun 15 • 26 min
In discussion with Annabelle Workman about children and climate change
Has the climate changed? A discussion about the climate, the environmemnt and Australia’s May 18 federal election
Jun 13 • 98 min
Discussing the outcome of Australia’s 2019 federal election
Véronique Lago talks with Climate Conversations about deep ocean currents
Jun 10 • 14 min
Climate change and deep ocean currents
Ross Musolino - the heart and soul of Tatura Transition Towns
Jun 4 • 18 min
Talking with Ross Musolino about Tatura Transition Towns.
The wonders of electronic technology allow a Canberra professor to address a Melbourne audience from his office
May 25 • 48 min
Presenting a lecture about solar technology, using communication technolgy
Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie reflects on Australia’s general election
May 25 • 10 min
Climate Council CEO reflects on the outcome of the recent federal election
The outcome of Australia’s federal election alarmed Dr Kate Dooley and here she talks with Climate Conversations
May 23 • 19 min
An alarmed Dr Kate Dooley discusses the outcome of Australia’s federal election
Counteracting climate change through the four-hour workday
May 21 • 6 min
Exploring the idea of a four-hour work day
A blind government walks straight into the Intelligence Trap
May 20 • 4 min
Walking blindly into ‘The Intelligence Trap’
Professor Herbert Huppert answers a queston about geoengineering
May 18 • 4 min
Considering geoengineering
Tim Dunlop talks about “Technology, Inequality and the Future of Work
May 16 • 28 min
Talking about trhe furtue of work, technology and inequality
Asha Chapman is terrified of her future; a future blighted by climate change
May 12 • 6 min
The AYCC and some 200 people let the Liberal Party know of their unhappiness about the party’s inaction on climate change
From small ‘p’ to capital ‘P’, Bill Chandler chances his arm in Kooyong
May 11 • 25 min
Bill Chandler discusses the reasons behond his nomination for Kooyong
Bronwyn Johnson talks about the work of Climarte
May 10 • 22 min
Bronwyn Johnson helps us understand Climarte
Candidate for the federal Seat of Nicholls, Damian Drum, at recent Shepparton forum
May 9 • 16 min
LIstening to Damian Drum at a forum for Nicholls candidates.
Talking with Nicholls electorate Labor candidate Bill Lodwick
May 5 • 32 min
Bill Lodwick talks about representing the seat of NIcholls
Anika Molesworth makes some points about the challenge of climate change
May 3 • 12 min
Listening to Anika Molesworth and We Don’t Have Time
Phillip Sutton has devoted his life to helping us understand climate change and here he talks with Climate Conversations
May 2 • 26 min
Climate Conversations talks with Phillip Sutton
Shannon’s ‘taking steps’ to combat climate change
May 1 • 12 min
Walking from Melbourne to Canberra to protest climate change inaction
Greta Thunberg, Caroline Lucas, Anna Taylor and Franny Armstrong discuss climate change
Apr 29 • 16 min
Guardian Live event ilustrates that we are risking the future of our youth.
Nicholls candidate for the May 18 federal election Nigel Hicks talks with Climate Conversations
Apr 27 • 19 min
Talking with Nigel Hicks about seeking election for the seat of Nicholls
Friends of the Earth protest about Victoria’s coal-to-hydrogen project
Apr 25 • 30 min
Protesting about Victoria’s coal-to-hydrogen project
Professor discusses the corruption that is creating climate change
Apr 22 • 14 min
Governmental corruption creating climate change - Jeffrey Sachs
Do we want to save the planet or compliant climate conditions?
Apr 21 • 3 min
Saving the planet or saving what’s best for us?
A chat with NIcholls candidate for May 18 Federal Election, Stewart Hine
Apr 18 • 19 min
Stewart Hine talks about his candidacy for Federal Seat of Nichollas
Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty talks about human health and climate change
Apr 16 • 70 min
Nobel Laureate dicusses human health and climate change
‘Home Front’ the Breakthrough film gives the starkest of warnings about climate change
Apr 13 • 4 min
Home front tells it like it is
Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty at the Goulburn Valley University of the Third Age
Apr 12 • 55 min
Peter Doherty talks about winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine
Andrew Bock says he has been in training all his life to represent the people of Nicholls
Apr 9 • 21 min
Andrew Bock’s life-long training to represent the people of Nicholls
Karen Corr talks with Climate Conversations about how to ‘Make a Change’
Apr 7 • 14 min
Learning about and understanding climate change with the Make a Change group
Carl Russell is passionate about seeing Shepparton serviced by an electric autonomous bus
Apr 7 • 9 min
Carl wants an autonomous bus in Shepparton
Anthony Gleeson, climate change, The Sustainable Hour, sport and the climate emergency
Apr 3 • 34 min
Talkking about climate change, sport and the climate emergency.
And the elephant wasn’t even in the room
Apr 2 • 4 min
Discussing climate change and considering the missing ‘elephant’
Blair McNeill talks about his off-grid home near Castlemaine in Victoria
Mar 30 • 18 min
Blair McNeill talks about taking his Castlemaine homes off-grid
Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub leader at the CSIRO, Dr David Karoly, in conversation
Mar 28 • 59 min
Conversation with ESCC leader, David Karoly
Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia discusses climate change and economics
Mar 22 • 42 min
Dr Guy Debelle discusses climate change and the Australian economy
New York Times reporter Somini Sengupta contemplates ‘Urban life and climate change’
Mar 20 • 34 min
Considering urban life and climate change
School Strike for the Climate at Perigian Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast
Mar 18 • 12 min
Sunshine Coast School Strike for the Climate
Eve Kelly talks about heat and the impact it’s having on our wildlife
Mar 18 • 33 min
Talking with Eve Kelly about wildlife the impact from climate change.
I weep as I listen to people talk about life plans, seemingly unaware of climate change and the limitations it brings
Mar 10 • 5 min
Weeping as I listen and watch as people prepared for a life seeminly unaware of what climate change has in store.
Maria Taylor’s book is as relevant now as it was when written several years ago
Mar 3 • 46 min
Talking with Maria Taylor about her understandings of why we are where are with climate change
David Spratt talks about his engagement with climate change
Feb 28 • 34 min
David Spratt has as deep and abiding interest in the science of climate change
The numbers, the numbers, oh, the numbers of climate change
Feb 26 • 5 min
Considering the confusing numbers of climate change
Climate Solutions Fund - putting lipstick on a pig
Feb 25 • 8 min
Putting lipstick on a pig will not ease the climate problems
Brexit and climate change are decidely different but strikingly similar
Feb 20 • 3 min
Considering the silimarlries between Brexit and climate change
Caring about our environment and making the “Shepparton Statement”
Feb 17 • 12 min
The making of the “Shepparton Statement”
Barrister and former champion alpine skier Zali Steggall talks about taking on Tony Abbott
Feb 15 • 28 min
Zali Steggall discusses her nomination for the seat of Warringah.
Bill Kelly on art, peace and climate change
Feb 11 • 49 min
Talking art, peace and climate change
Katerina Gaita talks about Climate for Change
Feb 11 • 25 min
The storuy of Climate for Change with Katerina Gaita
Professor Andrew Blakers says the power of renewables will take us past Paris
Feb 8 • 17 min
Renewables will take Australia past Paris
Talking with Dr Crystal Legacy about transport, planning, public involvement and climate change
Feb 5 • 30 min
Public transport planning, public involvement and climate change
Greg Mullins talks about differences of fighting fires in the climate change era
Feb 2 • 39 min
Climate change and fighting fires
‘We’re just kicking the climate can down the road’ - Stuart Scott
Feb 1 • 41 min
Kicking the climate can down the road
Ian Coldwell talks about creating a quiet place - Farm3618
Jan 29 • 33 min
Trtavelling to Merrigum and Farm3618 to find peace and nature
Milou Albrecht talks about the schoolstrike4climateaction
Jan 26 • 9 min
Talking about striking from school for climate action
Talking with an environmental champion - Lou Costa
Jan 25 • 35 min
Feeling Lou’s passion for the environment
Charlie Prell talks about the wonder of wind farms
Jan 23 • 28 min
Making wind farms make sense
Sir David Attenborough laments the end of the Garden of Eden
Jan 21 • 12 min
The politiciization of climate change
Professor David Bowman talks about Tasmania’s new Fire Research Hub, and climate change
Jan 20 • 11 min
Tssmania’s ‘new reality’ - liightning storms, bushfires, less rain and increasing temperatures
Trying to understand the privatisation of the prtotection of the Great Barrier Reef
Jan 16 • 11 min
Privatisation of the protection of the Great Barrier Reef
Chatting with the ‘gadfly’ about climate change, capitalism and democratic eco-socialism
Jan 14 • 87 min
Looking at climate change through the eyes of a gadfly
Minister declares mass fish die-off ‘natural event’ that has happened many times before
Jan 14 • 6 min
Minister David Littleproud says massive fish die-off was natural event.
Solar panels, my house, air conditioning - heating up the world to cool down
Jan 11 • 8 min
Solar panels, swimming pools and air conditioners - cooling down, but warming the world
Corruption, cotton and climate change - damning words from Senartor Sarah Hanson-Young
Jan 10 • 10 min
Damning words of Darling River fish deaths from Sarah Hanson-Young
Talking with Toolamba’s John Laing about biodiversity and Landcare
Jan 9 • 22 min
Learning abiojut how caring for our land is also about caring for oursleves
Learning a little about Sydney’s Knitting Nannas
Jan 3 • 20 min
The Knitting Nannas want to ensure our fossil suels stay in the ground.
Castlemaine psychologist Susie Burke talks about climate change
Dec 30, 2018 • 27 min
Talking psyschology and climafe change with Susie Burke
Launching “Degrowth in the Suburbs” and talking with Samuel Alexander
Dec 12, 2018 • 68 min
Launching Degrowth in the Suburbs for academics, activists and policy makers.
Geraldine Doogue prompts thoughts about climate change and the need for a war footing
Dec 1, 2018 • 3 min
Considering climate change and combatting it
Students strike and take to the streets to protest government’s inaction on climate change
Nov 30, 2018 • 5 min
Students strike to protest Federal Government inaction on climate change
Matt Canavan sidesteps the climate change question and gives a rhetorical answer
Nov 29, 2018 • 2 min
Minister sidesteps climate question and resorts to rhetoric
More from the “We Don’t Have Time” webinar
Nov 28, 2018 • 35 min
More from the “We Don’t Have Time” webinar
We don’t have time!
Nov 25, 2018 • 27 min
Launching the “We don’t have time” movement
2018 Peter Rawlinson Conservation Award winner, Todd Dudley, acknowledges his success
Nov 24, 2018 • 8 min
Todd Dudley named 2018 Peter Rawlinson Conservation Award winner.
Farmers for Climate Action CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt helps understand more about the organization
Nov 24, 2018 • 23 min
Farmers for Climate Action CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt talks about the group’s work
Discussing conservation and climate change with ACF president Mara Bün
Nov 16, 2018 • 31 min
Talk about conservation with ACF president, Mara Bün
Cheryl Heller talks about using design to create a better world
Nov 16, 2018 • 43 min
Making a better world, a better life through design
John Pettigrew introduces climate change to candidates dicussions
Nov 10, 2018 • 12 min
Candidates asaked to explain their position on climate change
Repower Health national director Alex Bhatal talks about the group’s aspirations
Nov 9, 2018 • 20 min
Repower Health’s Alex Bhatal talks about the group’s aspirations
Election 2018 - Shepparton candidates at Victorian Farmers Federation event
Nov 7, 2018 • 43 min
Shepparton candidates discuss how they would advance the region
Climate change is the strongest critique of capitalism- Joseph Stiglitz
Nov 5, 2018 • 3 min
Joseph Stiglitz warns of the dangers of climate change
Christopher Browning discusses democracy and climate change
Nov 3, 2018 • 3 min
Professor Browning writes in The New York Review of Book warning of ecological disaster
Our national interest should be responding to a climate emergency
Nov 2, 2018 • 4 min
Dan Tehan attempts to foist his ideologies upon the ARC
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud visits Shepparton only mentioning climate change when pressed
Oct 30, 2018 • 16 min
Minister side-steps any discussion aboiut climate change.
Privatization will not work and will almost certainly worsen climate change
Oct 28, 2018 • 3 min
Privatization will only worsen climate change
Jay Weatherill talks about South Australia’s journey to a renewable-energy future
Oct 28, 2018 • 49 min
Jay Weatherill talks about South Australia’s journey to renewable energy
The opening stanza of the Farmers for Climate Action conference
Oct 27, 2018 • 33 min
Farmers for Climate Action set people to thinking
Helping repower our health sector with clean, healthy energy
Oct 27, 2018 • 7 min
Repower Health launched in Melbourne
Lucinda Corrigan closes the Farmers for Climate Action Beechworth conference
Oct 25, 2018 • 22 min
Farmers and others gather in Beechworth to consider climate risk in agriculture.
Margaret Hender works with CEDAMIA to take the climate emergency idea to Australia
Oct 25, 2018 • 30 min
Talking about the need for a climate emergency
Richard Denniss discuss the political and enconomic case for targeting fossil fuels
Oct 23, 2018 • 43 min
Richard Denniss and Fergus Green discuss targeting fossil fuels
Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick talks with Climate Conversations about heat-waves
Oct 21, 2018 • 32 min
A candid discussion about heat-waves from an Australain authority
Talking Beneath the Wisteria about shop-top living in Shepparton
Oct 19, 2018 • 15 min
The joy and convenience of shop top living
Tim Dunlop helps us understand “The Future of Everything”
Oct 16, 2018 • 20 min
Talkiong with the author of ‘The Future of Everything’ about climate change
Climate Conversations talks with National Party candidate for the Seat of Shepparton, Peter Schwartz
Oct 14, 2018 • 27 min
Talking with National Party candidate for Shepparton, Peter Schwartz
My heart skips a beat - climate solutions
Oct 12, 2018 • 5 min
Climate solutions makes muy heart skip a beat
In conversation with special counsel, Sarah Barker
Oct 11, 2018 • 28 min
A conversation with special counsel, Sarah Barker
Suzanna Sheed discusses her first term as the Member for Shepparton and reflects on climate change
Oct 8, 2018 • 20 min
Suzanna Sheed relects on the impact of climate change on the Seat of Shepparton.
Kim Le Cerf discusses the City of Darebin’s Climate Emergency strategy
Oct 7, 2018 • 17 min
Discussing the City of Darebin’s Climate Emergency Strategy
Clare Press talks about her new book, ‘Rise and Resist: How to change the world’ and on being Vogue’s sustainability editor-at-large
Oct 5, 2018 • 50 min
Ethical fashion expert, Clare Press talks sustainabiliy
Climate Conversations talks with Bill Heath and Josh Hudson
Oct 3, 2018 • 28 min
Talking with Bill Heath and Josh Hudson abiout getting elected and climate change
Talking with Corey Watts about Farmers for Climate Action
Oct 1, 2018 • 13 min
Farmers for Climate Action help with understanding climate risk
Talking with the founder of Psychology for a Safe Climate, Carol Ride
Sep 25, 2018 • 23 min
Carol Ride talks with Climate Conversations about Psychology for a Safe Climate
Gabrielle Chan talks with Climate Conversations about ‘Rusted Off’
Sep 22, 2018 • 9 min
Learning and writing about how country people and why they are ‘Rusted Off’
Chatting with John P. C. Gray
Sep 19, 2018 • 28 min
Octogenarian still working hard to make this a better, stronger and happier place.
Panels on roofs and batteries in sheds for Euroa - Shirley Saywell
Sep 18, 2018 • 15 min
Solving Euroa’s energy troubles
Approval contradicts sustainability goals
Sep 18, 2018 • 4 min
Approval to fell trees contradicts sustainability goals
Talking with Country News Editor, Geoff Adams
Sep 17, 2018 • 13 min
Talking about farming and climate change
Greens candidates talk to ‘Climate Conversations’
Sep 15, 2018 • 18 min
Climate Conversations talks with two Greens candidates
Living in 50 degree cities
Sep 14, 2018 • 15 min
Living in 50 degree cities
Suggestions there is a debate about climate change offends
Sep 13, 2018 • 3 min
The climate change conondrum
Hearing about greener cities, healthier and more productive people
Sep 13, 2018 • 2 min
Greener cities, healthier lives
Hearing from the Committee for Greater Shepparton CEO, Sam Birrell
Sep 11, 2018 • 11 min
Committee for Greater Shepparton discusses climate change
A ‘dark and dangerous future’ is being built on Melbourne’s northern fringes
Sep 10, 2018 • 5 min
The alarming development of Melbourne’s northern fringes
Discussion with innovator, author and curator, Taylor Tran
Sep 5, 2018 • 7 min
Discussion with innovation expert, Taylor Tran.
Discussion with Nobel Laureate, Peter Doherty
Sep 4, 2018 • 26 min
Noel Laureate talks about life and climate change
A visit to Renewable Newstead
Sep 2, 2018 • 3 min
Tasking central Victoria’s Newstead down the renewable energy path.
Talking with architect/ builder John Lockyer
Aug 31, 2018 • 7 min
Talking with architect/builder Peter Lockyer
Living in an echo chamber, and worried
Aug 30, 2018 • 4 min
Two stories, both deepening my concern
What’s happening with Climate Change news
Aug 29, 2018 • 4 min
Hearing about climate change on Beneath the Wisteria
The beginning and the reasons for Climate Conversations
Aug 28, 2018 • 6 min
The story that gave life to Climate Conversations