Listen to Can we engineer our way out of the climate crisis?56:1124 February 2020

Graham Hunter, National Co-Coordinator of the Climate Change Program at the United Nations Association of Australia, discusses the film Global Thermostat screening at Transitions Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia and what geo-engineering technologies can offer in terms of halting, and potentially reversing, the impacts of climate change.

Also, political scientist Dr Mary C. Murphy from University College Cork talks about the recent elections in Ireland, which saw the unexpected rise of Sinn Féin, as negotiations continue on who will form the next government.

Lastly, is press freedom in Australia at risk? Gary Dickson, Research and Project Co-ordinator at the Public Interest Journalism Initiative, examines the federal court’s dismissal of the ABC’s case challenging the validity of the AFP raids, and broader issues around journalistic freedoms and source protections in Australia.

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.