Aaron Packard of 350 Aotearoa joined me for this episode. He is part of the global 350.org movement dedicated to climate action.
We talked about his work in the pacific, the new government, and the power of funds divestment.
I mentioned a bit from Vox about nuclear power – here’s a link to their video on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poPLSgbSO6k
02:20 Aaron and Gecko, Launch of 350 2008 07:00 Cook Islands - another white guy with another idea. 11:40 Waiting for a government that takes climate change seriously. 14:00 James Renwick Connecting news events to climate change 18:20 Water crisis in Cape Town 22:05 Combining action across a variety of groups - collaborate and amplify 24:30 Joining 350 26:50 Relaunch of fossil free campaign, churchs and universities divesting 28:30 Providing tools to start campaigns 30:30 You nuclear moment 34:15 Government since the election 39:35 Previous government and hoax conspiracies 40:15 Climate hawks and nuclear power (see the Vox piece https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poPLSgbSO6k) 42:00 Decoalonisation - dirty coal from China to Africa 45:50 Blockadia in Australia's largest coal port with the Pacific Climate Warriors 53:25 Where are people at - the way humans expand 58:30 Opening up to the way different cultures relate to the earth 1:00:04 Stages of grief and addiction 1:08:00 Getting the 10% - sparking an unstoppable energy revolution 1:13:30 Education 1:16:50 Talking with sceptics 1:18:00 Katherine Hayhoe - getting people to talk about climate change