Pollution in Australia is not too bad compared to other countries. During this episode I talk to Kate Nye-Butler and Amy Webber about the pollution they encountered in their recent travels through China and Southeast Asia.
It is not pretty folks, that’s for sure. Airpocalypse and the Beijing cough come foremost to mind.
Then around the 21 minute mark we go off on a tangent about sustainable travel and excessive consumerism. I really enjoyed this episode. We managed to stay on topic for just over 20 minutes, then all hell broke loose and it was just a very interesting general sustainability talk.
A well-rounded episode that I am sure you will enjoy.
Here is the detailed show notes with time markers (in minutes)
- [00:54] Australian pollution
- [04:27] China
- [10:37] Vietnam
- [15:46] Cambodia
- [17:44] Nepal
- [19:20] The root cause; Western consumer culture
- [20:48] Overpopulation
- [21:51] Unsustainable travel
- [22:44] Long distance travel in the near future
- [24:30] Xenophobia
- [25:20] Excessive consumerism
- [27:32] The Brass Monkey Challenge
- [20:57] Stew and Helen in Tasmania
- [32:15] Amy’s recycle bin project
- [32:46] Climate Reality Leadership talk
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