Listening Notes: Predators, prey and moonlight singing in Australian wildlife; 'A bit rich'- business groups call for urgent action on climate change after 30 years of opposition

Monday, 14 September 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Eastern barred bandicoot, photo by Grant Linley

Predators, prey and moonlight singing: how phases of the Moon affect Australian wildlife

Last week Alice Gorman, an Associate Professor in Archeology and Space Studies at Flinders University, told us about the need to conserve the Moon's environment and protect it from potential exploitation by mining interests. This week we hear from three early career researchers, Ashton Dickerson, University of Melbourne, Grant Linley, Charles Sturt University and Kate Senior, University of Melbourne, about the way phases of the Moon affect Australian wildlife. They tell us what attracted them to environmental sciences, what they're discovering through their research and how they felt when they heard about a recent study showing that environmental scientists are being silenced.

 

How business organisations shafted climate policy in Australia and their sudden about face

Dr Marc Hudson is a post-doctoral fellow with the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity at Keele University. His PhD research investigated the strategic responses of incumbents to proposals for carbon pricing over thirty years of Australian political history, from 1989 to 2011. We speak with him about that history,  his paper,  A bit rich: business groups want urgent climate action after resisting it for 30 years, and speculate about why the sudden change from industry groups represented on the Climate Roundtable.