Changing the climate conversation

As an Australian based company, we experienced with horror as the worst bushfires in living memory engulfed an area the size of Belgium across our beautiful country in the summer of 2019/2020. Images of families, pets and holidaymakers huddled on beaches under an orange sky thick with smoke shocked the world. Lives, homes, communities and more than a billion animals were lost. Climate change is clearly fueling these fires and many other extreme and devastating weather events worldwide. Yet, climate action is no where near ambitious enough to avoid dangerous global warming.

 

In Australia and America we see aggressive and concerted campaigns of mis and dis information spread through social and mainstream media, causing confusion and delaying action. And, while evermore people are mobilizing, especially in Europe, apathy persists.

 

We want to help change this. So, in 2020 we are asking: Why, in the face of compelling scientific evidence, is the issue of climate change still so controversial? What are the forces driving this and what can communicators do to inspire urgently-needed action?

 

Through a series of podcasts featuring leading thinkers, scientists, communicators, optimists, advocates and activists, we explore where the climate conversation is at today. We explore how to get past the ideological war stifling climate action and try to understand how mis and dis-information campaigns work. We look at how to resist apathy and acceptance of a ‘new normal’ climate, as well as the power of optimism and hope.

 

Ultimately, we want to know how communicators everywhere can help inspire a more constructive dialogue, and ultimately spark greater action by governments, the private sector, communities and individuals. What we learn will be distilled into a handbook for communicators that want to change the climate conversation today for a better future tomorrow.

WATCH OUR TRAILER

Episode 1

Reviving the Art of Printmaking in Thailand

As a young fine arts student in Chaing Mai – the creative capital of Thailand – Kitikong Tilokwattanotai first discovered his passion for printmaking.

Episode 2

Reviving the Art of Printmaking in Thailand

As a young fine arts student in Chaing Mai – the creative capital of Thailand – Kitikong Tilokwattanotai first discovered his passion for printmaking.