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Part 1 | Part 2Twenty years ago, in The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he argues,...
Part 1 | Part 2Roughly 50% of Americans don't believe the theory of evolution and nearly 100% worldwide don't appreciate its tremendous relevance to human affairs. In...
Part 1 | Part 2 Speaking at the Sydney Writers' Festival, Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie talk to Anton Enus (SBS) about their findings on the prevalence of toxic chemicals in our...
Part 1 | Part 2In his talk to the University of Queensland's Global Change Institute, Guy Pearse asks how much longer Queensland expects to tackle climate change by increasing...
Part 1 | Part 2 Australian settlers found themselves confronted by a ‘death-like silence’ which refused to yield to their colonial ambitions. The land was too dry. In...
'By any measure we have the worst mammal extinction rate in the world... There is a mass crash in mammal populations occurring as we speak'. Hugh Possingham (Professor of...
Part 1 | Part 2Australian settlers found themselves confronted by a ‘death-like silence’ which refused to yield to their colonial ambitions. The land was too dry. In...
Part 1 | Part 2In this Climate Series conversation, exclusive to SlowTV, leading environmental and resource economist Frank Jotzo speaks to Age environment reporter Adam Morton...
Part 1 | Part 2In this Key Thinkers (University of Melbourne) lecture, David Young looks at the life and work of Charles Darwin. Amidst the many recent celebrations of...
In this talk, climate expert David Karoly lays out the likely future climate change scenarios - and how dependent they are on human actions now - while presenting the latest...
Part 1 | Part 2 In this Climate Series conversation, exclusive to SlowTV, leading environmental and resource economist Frank Jotzo speaks to Age environment reporter Adam Morton...
Part 1 | Part 2In this Key Thinkers (University of Melbourne) lecture, David Young looks at the life and work of Charles Darwin. Amidst the many recent celebrations of...
Ian Lowe speaks about the future of global energy supplies. As he puts it, our society's heavy reliance on oil and other fossil fuels makes us vulnerable for both economic and...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3This panel looks at the effects of the GFC on energy policy, prices and security, in the context of the need to reach a global climate change deal atthe...
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3This panel looks at the effects of the GFC on energy policy, prices and security, in the context of the need to reach a global climate change deal atthe...
Part 1 | Part 2The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Together, they explain virtually everything...
Dr Patrick Lane (Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne) discusses the complex effects and implications of bushfires on the already fragile water ecology. He...
Two of Australia's leading public intellectuals, Robert Manne and Tim Flannery, engage in a compelling discussion about climate change. Flannery, author of the recent...

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