Has Science Communication Failed?

SLQ Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Summary

The 21st century world is facing an unprecedented climate crisis that threatens our very existence. However, this is not a new problem. Scientists have been talking about the risks and realities of our warming world for decades, and journalists have been reporting it. Why then does doubt and ignorance prevail in the public conversation?

Over 30 years ago, the world worked together to fix the ozone layer, so why is this crisis so much harder? Join our panel as they ask where did it all go wrong and what is the next step in convincing those in power to save the planet.

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Verity Morgan-Schmidt

Verity Morgan-Schmidt

Participant

Verity Morgan-Schmidt

Formerly a farm girl from the sheep and wheat country of Western Australia, Verity Morgan-Schmidt was inaugural CEO for the award-winning agricultural advocacy organisation, Farmers for Climate Action, growing the...

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Linden Ashcroft

Linden Ashcroft

Participant

Linden Ashcroft

Linden Ashcroft is a climate scientist and science communicator from country Victoria who teaches both of these important topics at The University of Melbourne. Her research uses the past to...

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Tanya Ha

Tanya Ha

Participant, Moderator

Tanya Ha

Tanya Ha is an award-winning Australian environmental advocate, best-selling author, science journalist and strategic communication consultant. Tanya is currently Director of Engagement at Science in Public, Vice President of Science...

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Bobby Cerini

Bobby Cerini

Participant

Bobby Cerini

Bobby Cerini is a science communicator who has worked in museums, festivals and research organisations across several continents. Her 25-year career began with the development of multidisciplinary exhibitions and travelling...

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Location

Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101, Australia

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