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Australia v the climate part four: fossil fuels
Year after year, parts of our country are destroyed by floods and bushfires made worse by global heating. And yet multiple prime ministers have lost their jobs when they tried to do something about it. What’s behind Australia’s weak climate targets and its lack of ambition? In part four, we explore the powerful fossil fuel lobbies and how have they influenced Australia’s climate policy over the decades. Including: author Clive Hamilton, former Australian Greens leader Christine Milne, former minister for climate change Greg Combet, Guardian editor Lenore Taylor, director of policy at the Investor Group on Climate Change Erwin Jackson, scientist Graeme Pearman, and Union of Concerned Scientists member Alden Meyer.
Australia v the climate part 3: Paris and the fall
Six years after the devastation of the Copenhagen meetings, the Paris conference became a hopeful moment for action on climate change. It looked for a moment that a truly global deal would be made. Hope was short-lived for Australia, as the reins of power changed quickly from Malcolm Turnbull to Scott Morrison, a pro-coal prime minister with no real commitment to climate policy. You’ll hear the story first-hand from the people who were there, including: former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull; former prime minister of Tuvalu Enele Sopoaga; Guardian Australia editor, Lenore Taylor; Guardian Australia’s political editor, Katharine Murphy; climate campaigner Erwin Jackson; climate scientist Lesley Hughes; chief negotiator on climate for Tuvalu, Ian Fry; and head of Greenpeace International, Jennifer Morgan
Australia v the climate part 2: Copenhagen
After Kevin Rudd becomes prime minister in 2007 he decides to turn his full attention to helping the world tackle the climate crisis. But for all the work Australia puts in, the world takes a turn for the worst at the climate summit in Copenhagen. In the second episode in the series, we ask: what could happen if Australia decides to be a good global citizen on climate?
Australia v the climate part 1: Kyoto
This is the story of how Australia’s behaviour across decades has made it a climate change outcast. In the first episode we hear how Australia managed to increase its emissions under a climate deal that was supposed to cut them
Introducing Saved For Later: Succession, #sponcon and Flex Mami kick off our new lifestyle podcast
In Guardian Australia’s new weekly podcast, lifestyle editor Alyx Gorman, culture editor Steph Harmon and editorial assistant Michael Sun tackle the infinite scroll of the internet – and bring you the best of their tabs. In episode one, ‘real life influencer’ Flex phones in to explain how #sponcon is creeping into our everyday – and Harmon and Gorman subject Sun to a gentle Succession-themed quiz
Returning to school in a Delta outbreak
Over the next fortnight millions of kids in Victoria and NSW are returning to school early, after both states hit their 70% double-dose target ahead of schedule. However, with Covid-19 still spreading in both states, and Victoria recently experiencing record-high case numbers, some teachers and parents say schools aren’t ready to reopen. Jane Lee speaks to reporter Cait Kelly and a primary school teacher in Victoria about the risks of returning to school, and what’s being done to make sure classrooms are safe
Generous and sincere reporting. Quick, smart and compassionate. Every episode digs deep and makes you think.
Living OS and cutting out the clickbait
Always interesting and topical. Really appreciate this podcast especially because I'm living overseas. As the title alludes to, it delivers the full story not just clickbaity headlines without much substance.
Truth Often Hurts
These podcasts are to the usual high standards I have come to experience from the Guardian. Each story is balanced which is far more than other newspapers! Investigative journalism is hard. It requires fact checking and lots of cross reference. I look forward to reading and listening every week.