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Our bodies evolved to allow our ancestors the best chance of survival as hunter-gatherers. Our brains, on the other hand, have allowed us to develop complex societies, cultures,...
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...
The Lowy Institute plays host to The Grand Chief, Rt. Hon Sir Michael Somare GCMG CH, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea. He discusses the urgency with which the Pacific and the...
The Lowy Institute plays host to The Grand Chief, Rt. Hon Sir Michael Somare GCMG CH, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea. He discusses the urgency with which the Pacific and the...
At this Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Ralph Ashton, Fellow in the Climate and Energy Program at The Australian National University and Warwick McKibbin, Lowy Institute Professorial...
At this Wednesday Lunch at Lowy, Ralph Ashton, Fellow in the Climate and Energy Program at The Australian National University and Warwick McKibbin, Lowy Institute Professorial...
Part 1 | Part 2 ABC journalist Fran Kelly facilitates a diverse panel of leaders from the science, agriculture, community and policy sectors debating the question, How do we feed...
Part 1 | Part 2 In this public lecture at the Global Change Institute (UQ), Naomi Oreskes sheds light on the organised and institutional forces that developed into the climate...
Climate change is real and a significant challenge facing humanity. In this event in the Lowy Institute’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Bjørn Lomborg, a renowned and...
Part 1 | Part 2Speaking 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 2 | Part 3 Effective climate policy must affect decisions as apparently disparate as energy, economics, transport, infrastructure, investment and the environment. And...
Part 1 | Part 2 ABC journalist Fran Kelly facilitates a diverse panel of leaders from the science, agriculture, community and policy sectors debating the question, How do we feed...
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 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 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 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 2Australian 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...

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