Talking Carona Virus with ANU epidemiologist Stephanie Davis
The future of food
If there's a triumph of modern civilisation, it's the efficiency with which products such as food are delivered to our shelves.
That's an amazing thing, but it hides the hugely complicated system that makes it all happen. The largely invisible process can make us blind to our connection to the land.
Why do we waste so much food, and what can we do about it? What can we do to make agriculture more sustainable?
We tackle these questions with our guests Dr Bethany Turner and Dr Ro MacFarlane from the University of Canberra. Interview by Rod
100% by 2020
With firestorms and floods ravaging Australia, now is the time for leadership on climate change. While that's missing on the national level, in Canberra we have just achieved 100% renewable energy for a 40% reduction in the city's greenhouse emissions.
It's a good start, but the job's not done yet.
Shane Rattenbury roles include being ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability. He tells the story of how we got this far, and where we go next.
Interview by Tom and Rod
Lennart Bach - side effects of negative emission technology
Bushfires and climate science
Food or War
There are only seven meals between civilisation and anarchy. But we're okay in Australia, right? There's always food in the supermarket and shortages are what happens in other places. Not here.
The horrendous current drought, record heat and devastating fires across our country are a hint that we should lose our complacency because Australia is vulnerable. In spite of what our Prime Minister seems to think, climate change is here and it's happening right now.
Julian Cribb's latest book is Food or War. It's a fascinating dive into the history of civilisations that went hungry. With foresight we can avoid it, but how? Spoiler alert: we must act soon.
Interview by Rod and Tom.
The climate clock is ticking. Actually, it's not just ticking because the alarms are going off with deafening roar. If ever we needed visible evidence of what climate change means, the start to 2020 is it.
We invited Emeritus Professort Will Steffen to put this in perspective. Are the bushfires devastating our country unexpected? Will there be more? And what can we do about it?
Prof Will Steffen is a world recognised authority on climate and the Anthropocene.
Interview by Rod.
Music by Shock Octopus who you can find on Bandcamp. Proceeds from the single go to Extinction Rebellion.
Bushfires - the new normal?
This week on Fuzzy Logic, Broderick is joined by some local experts to share the science behind the bushfires that are currently the focus for all Australians. Dr Geoff Cary from the Fenner School at the Australian National University shares his research and all the science behind bushfires, while Dr Arnagretta Hunter, a local cardiologist and member of Doctors for the Environment Australia, shares some insights behind what long term health effects might be caused by these fires, both physically and mentally.