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Inspiring Science

May 3, 2020

This week Broderick takes you through some of the latest news around COVID-19, but also explores the inspring scientific research that is happening- COVID and non-COVID related.

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Talking Carona Virus with ANU epidemiologist Stephanie Davis

March 2, 2020

Stephanie Davis from the Australian National University gives us the low down on the Corona virus.  Presented by Tom Street and Atul Sharma.

The future of food

February 23, 2020

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

February 10, 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

February 2, 2020

In this show scientist Lennart Bach from the Institute in Marine and Antarctic Studies in Tasmania talks about the possible side effects of negative emission technology, ocean acidification's effect on marine plankton communities and other thoughts on our climate future. 

Bushfires and climate science

February 2, 2020

On todays episode

Jamie Kirkpatrick, geographer and conservation ecologist from the University of Tasmania talks about bushfires.

Zanna Chase, professor of oceanography at the University of Tasmania, talks about some of her research into oceanic drivers of climate change.

Food or War

January 26, 2020

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.

Burning Time

January 21, 2020

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?

January 5, 2020

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.

Christmas Fuzzy

December 23, 2019

Join Broderick for a very merry, sciencey time as he shares the psychology behind wrapping presents, the maths behind Christmas birthdays and the science behind what we eat. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!