Episode 22: Power Trip
Could climate change make homes uninsurable? Have we missed our window on energy policy? Dr Susan Carland finds out, on the latest episode of the What Happens Next? podcast.
Rewriting the climate story
Coronavirus and stimulus spending creates a golden opportunity for low-carbon transition.
Embryos at risk
In a warming world, many cold-blooded species face a new challenge: developing successfully despite rising temperatures.
Melbourne's wild January weather explained
Hailstorms in summer, and sub-20-degree days closely followed by plus-40-degree days. Is it a harbinger of our changing climate, a response to some major atmospheric unrest, or just a series of unfortunate events?
Zeroing in on climate change
More and more, companies are adjusting to the risk of climate change and incorporating carbon neutral plans. Are you one of them?
The summer threat beyond the fires
The peak time for heatwaves in southern Australia hasn't yet arrived. Many parts of Australia can expect heavy rains and flooding, and northern Australia's cyclone season is just gearing up.
Turning up the heat on climate-speak
The surging popularity of more emotive language regarding climate change is indicative of public sentiment, but context must play its part.
Unlocking remote women’s voices
They’re on the front line of climate change, but many women in at-risk regions continue to be ignored in global mitigation discussions.
Penguins’ poo on parade
Researchers have made a surprising discovery about penguins’ diets after analysing their faeces.
On the frontline of climate wars
As CEO of the Climate Council, Amanda McKenzie is on the frontline of the climate wars between those who accept the science and urgency of climate change, and those who don't.
It was a dark and stormy night ...
New research is investigating the ingredients that lead to thunderstorms to better predict when they might strike.
They were right!
Scientists introduced credible climate change to the world in 1979, but it's taken decades for their message to sink in.
Why old-school climate denial has had its day
Ten years ago, politicians would routinely voice disdain for climate science. Now, while the policy debate remains fierce, the battleground has shifted to economics and jobs.
The crimes of obedience
What conditions give rise to so many people effectively consenting to large-scale harm within a democracy?
Pacific Islands thinking SMART
ClimateWorks Australia has developed a tool to help Pacific Island countries design pathways for the future through sustainable, climate-resilient, net-zero-emissions development.
For the love of mangroves
A worldwide study shows that while wetlands are under increasing threat from global warming, rising sea levels and human population density, they're remarkably resilient – and Australia's are faring better than most.
Waste not, want not
We love our food, but waste an extraordinary amount of it. Now, research is looking at how repurposing this waste food biomass can be turned into profit.
What will Antarctica look like in 2070?
Will the icy wilderness we know today survive, or will it succumb to climate change and human pressure? Our choices over the coming decade will seal its fate.
Cassava: Achieving food security and safety in the face of climate change
A food staple on which the world relies could take a deadly turn in the face of climate change.
Tropical thunderstorms are set to grow stronger as the world warms
Increased atmospheric energy as a results of climate change is putting the tropics and subtropics at risk of being lashed with more intense storms.
Liquid salts fuelling global change
Researchers are focusing on sustainable ammonia to create sustainable fuel and help preserve our coral reefs.
Episode 2: Is our future sustainable?
What does research tell us we need to do to preserve our way of life? In this 10 min documentary, leading academics and industry thought-leaders provide their insight.
The fear that dare not speak its name: how language plays a role in the assisted dying debate
Politicians' language surrounding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill tells us tells us much about how they feel about the issue, and the emotional response they aim to convey
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