The weight of the world revisited: the climatologists who overcame it – podcast | Science

Science Weekly revisits episode two of this 2023 Full Story miniseries.

In part two of Weight of the World, three Australian climate scientists reveal the professional and personal consequences of their predictions.

Lesley Hughes tells us about the scrapping of the Australian Climate Commission, a group tasked with educating the public about climate science and the need to reduce carbon emissions; Graeme Pearman talks about government and industry resistance; and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg talks about the personal attacks and death threats that followed his warnings. All three express disbelief that meaningful action has not followed the science, with Pearman calling himself “naive” to think that would be the case.

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