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Episode 280. The Home Front

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 29th of November 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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This episode is about what’s going on here at Highclere, Tasmania. If you have any questions or feedback, leave a comment on the transcript over at https://worldorganicnews.com/280. And big shout out to Vicky who did just that this last week. I hope the answer helped and thanks for asking!

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Episode 279. Input Costs Vs Output

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 22nd of November 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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A little follow on from last week, from Politico.eu comes a post entitled: Britain’s half-arsed climate summit

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LONDON — It wasn’t quite the coming out party post-Brexit Britain had dreamed of.

The COP26 climate summit, long pitched by advocates in the British government as an opportunity to project the United Kingdom’s continued influence on the global stage, came to an emotional close last weekend with the U.K. hosts having done just about enough to get a pass mark, despite the best efforts of parts of the government.

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Episode 278. COP26, what’s changed?

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 15th of November 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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So they’ve reached a consensus in Glasgow. 

From, the UN press release:

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  • Adaptation, mitigation and finance are all strengthened in a complex and delicate balance supported by all Parties.
  • After six years of strenuous negotiations, pending items that prevented the full implementation of the Paris Agreement on carbon markets and transparency have finally been approved.

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Episode 276. Will COP26 Matter?

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 1st of November 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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Global temperatures have already risen by at least a degree celsius (Link in the SN). Our highly esteemed PM, Scotty from marketing has been described by Niki Savva as some one who avoids problems until they become catastrophes before mishandling them. Or words to that effect. Well last week he managed, (mismanaged?) the Liberal Party’s relationship with the National Party to produce a nett zero by 2050 plan. A plan the Australian people haven’t seen and probably doesn’t exist. 

Here’s a couple of clips, firstly our PM and then our deputy PM showing just how united we aren’t. Continue reading →

Episode 275. The Miracle that is a Seed

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 25th of October 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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From a seed all things are possible. The magic that is a seed still amazes and surprises me, every time I plant. Equally, every time I plant seeds I feel a frisson of panic and anxiety. What’s going on down there? Are things “working”? But once the seeds break ground, I feel like a new parent. It really is remarkable that this still happens every time but there you go. I also worry and pace while chook is broody so maybe it’s just the expectation of new life.  Continue reading →

Episode 274. Facing the Critics

 

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 18th of October 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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Meat is Bad, Okay?

As we covered back in episode 272: Methane, the arguments against the continuation of certain agricultural practices may be based in opinions rather than a critical analysis of the science. And if we get it wrong, we could be driving towards a hell on earth. And that destination is not in my satnav. What a quaint word, satnav. I’ve never used one and maps, Apple or Google does what those horrendously expensive toys used to do. They have gone the way of the pager, the fax and the typewriter. Are we to stand by and watch the cow, the sheep and all the other ruminants follow them into the dustbin of history? Continue reading →

Episode 273. Smallholdings: Tools & Equipment

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 11th of October 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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This week is about the practical but that does not preclude the need to think critically about decisions. Let’s set some definitions.

A smallholding covers a multitude of options. I was listening to the Tasmanian Country Hour last week. They were reporting on a small farming event and one of their speakers had a holding of 100 acres. To me that’s not a smallholding but it’s a mindset thing as much as a land size thing.  Continue reading →

Episode 272. Methane?

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 4th of October 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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Feedback

I wandered over to Apple’s podcasts connect feature the other day for the first time in a long time. I’m setting up a podcast program at work and needed to refresh my knowledge of the site. To my surprise I found a few ratings and reviews. One from “Fan in Ireland” ​​madsmckeever had the words: “Do keep broadcasting, it is not a void.” and for these words I thank you. Continue reading →

Episode 271. The Wheel of the Year

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 27th of September 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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The Equinox

A moment to pause, just for a minute, as the wheel of the year continues to turn. Last monday my weather app reported the sunrise would be at 06:10 and the sunset 18:10. Twelve hours of daylight following twelve hours of night time. The equinox was upon us. Harvests in the northern hemisphere and thoughts of planting in the southern. Those to the north of us in Australia have been planting for some time. Unless they live in the ranges or here in Van Diemen’s Land. The soil is yet to fully warm for that sort of thing but it is definitely on the mind. Continue reading →