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Monday, 21 August 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

This BZE Radio episode was broadcast on Monday 21st August 2017

 

This week we speak to “Farmers for Climate Action”, an alliance of farmers and  leaders in agriculture.
Vivien Langford interviews the CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt about her work advocating for climate conscious farmers to have their voices heard. Verity calls on PM Turnbull to get out of bed with the fossil fuel companies and invest in farmers adapting to changed conditions.

Vivien  also speaks with Farmer Charlie Prell, about his experiences pioneering wind energy on farms including the proposed Crookwell 2 project.

Finally Kurt Johnson interviews Anika Molesworth who is 2015 Australian Young Farmer of the Year. She has been researching farming methods in Laos and Cambodia and farming at Broken Hill. She says ” Farmers are feeling the heat, from subsistence rice farms in SE Asia to arid outback grazing properties in Australia.”
Tune in to hear what a young person finds in farming and why Farmers are taking Climate Action
Guests:
Verity Morgan-Schmidt -CEO of Farmers for Climate Action
Charlie Prell – Co-Chair of Farmers for Climate action and Regional director of the Australian  Wind Alliance

Anika Molesworth – Farmer for Climate Action and Master of Sustainable Agriculture

Summary:
Already in Australia climate disruption is creating prolonged droughts and  increased frequency in flooding and bushfires. As farmers derive their livelihood from the land, they are the most vulnerable to these catastrophes, and so have the greatest incentive to prevent their most ruinous effects.
A message from farmers all around Australia to the PM on climate change via Farmers for Climate Action CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt.

 
21 Aug 2017|Categories: Community Show

 

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