Fairweather Friend asks why a relatively high number of Australians are climate deniers. It looks at how this denial has evolved in Australia, why individuals remain climate sceptics, and what it might take to change ways of thinking about the climate crisis.
Carol Ride on fostering emotional engagement with climate change
Today I'm speaking with psychologist Carol Ride, the founder and president of Psychology for a Safe Climate. For the last decade, the Melbourne-based organisation has helped "contribute psychological understanding and support within the community, help...
Stuart Braun on conservative media and free-market think tanks
Today's guest is Dr Stuart Braun. Stuart is an Australian author and journalist currently based in Berlin, Germany. He's produced audio documentaries for ABC Radio National, and his writing has appeared in Aljazeera, The Saturday Paper and more. R...
Ketan Joshi on renewable energy possibilities
Today I'm speaking with Ketan Joshi, the author of 'Windfall: Unlocking a Fossil Free Future'. Ketan calls on a decade of experience in the renewable energy industry for this new book, and in this episode we discuss the challenges and possibilities Australia faces.
Zoe Leviston on attitudes towards climate change
In today's episode we hear from Dr Zoe Leviston. Zoe is a research fellow in the research school of psychology at The Australian National University, focusing on Australian attitudes to climate change.
Introducing Fairweather Friend
Welcome to the first episode of Fairweather Friend: the podcast exploring truths behind Australia's climate change denial. This short trailer gives you a sense of what's to come in this five-part podcast series.