Robert McLean's Podcast

Dr Martin Wainstein, Professor Ross Garnaut, the climate crisis, a note to council and Queensland all add to a difficult day

November 07, 2019 Season 2 Episode 174
Robert McLean's Podcast
Dr Martin Wainstein, Professor Ross Garnaut, the climate crisis, a note to council and Queensland all add to a difficult day
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Robert McLean's Podcast
Dr Martin Wainstein, Professor Ross Garnaut, the climate crisis, a note to council and Queensland all add to a difficult day
Nov 07, 2019 Season 2 Episode 174
Robert McLean/Dr Martin Wainstein
A difficult day about the worsening of the climate crisis
Show Notes

A train trip to Melbourne to hear Dr Martin Wainstein speak at the Australian-German Climate and Energy College became an enlightening session in a webinar, unsettling comment from Professor Ross Garnaut, a news story that swept the world about the dire situation we face according to more than 11 000 scientists, made fora difficult day.
Topping that off was the personal dilemma I face about visiting my family in Queensland for Christmas, and although I'm enjoying it, my company on the train was the book by University of Melbourne anthropologist, Hans Baer, entitled: "Airplanes, the Environment, and the Human Condition".
Hans, who describes himself as an "eco-socialist" questions society's use of airplanes and discusses the impact they and associated infrastructure has on worsening the climate crisis.



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