TV weather presenters as climate communicators

Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Communication about the reality of climate change is slowly being mainstreamed. Recently, the head of the Australian Security and Investment Commission advised company directors that they had to start telling investors much more about the risks of climate change in relation to their investments, otherwise a company director could personally be sued over breaching their duty of care in the future.

In this interview from the Communication Mixdown back catalogue, David Holmes director of the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub, explains how television weather presenters can work as facilitators for the mainstreaming of climate change information.

Thursday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?


John Langer & Stefan Schutt