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Tim Flannery: we have to stop our emissions

04 Oct 2007 |
View all related to Australia | Climate Change | drought | Food Security | Politics | Relocalization | Water

Tim Flannery, one of Australia's top scientists and author of The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change talks to Andi Hazelwood of Global Public Media about his suggested mitigations for climate change on the heels of the alarming new report from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Flannery also discusses Australia's drought and food crises, relocalization and Bjorn Lomborg's skeptical new book on global warming.

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Pray for Rain: Stories from the Drought Bus

07 Jul 2007 |
View all related to Australia | Climate Change | drought | Water

In this exclusive Global Public Media feature, Australian farmers, business people and drought bus workers tell GPM's Andi Hazelwood their stories of drought.

"The government assistance can get people through just on the bare necessities but how are we going to, as communities and farmers, rebuild once there is some rain? Is there going to hopefully be enough infrastructure to make sure those farms become viable again?" -Megan Gerrish, Mobile Drought Assistance Coordinator, Queensland, Australia