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2015 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - Creating Hope

Simran Sethi in conversation with Sylvia Earle

Host: Bernie Hobbs

Simran Sethi and Sylvia Earle are two of the world’s most inspiring environmental messengers. Their mission is both clear and hopeful - to inspire us all to take responsibility for, and play a role in creating a better future for the earth for all generations to come. Listen to two of the world’s foremost eco-heroes discuss their hopes and dreams for the planet.


2015 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - I’m Not A Climate Scientist But…

Speakers: Andrew Denton, Rod Quantock, Hannah Gadsby

Host: Robyn Williams

Climate change is no laughing matter … or is it? Science or satire - how do we best communicate climate science and the urgency to act on the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced? Do more people turn to Will Ferrell’s climate change YouTube clips or Al Gore pie charts and PowerPoints for the truth? Are people more likely to share on social media Leigh Sales’ 7.30 interview with the world’s leading climate scientists or US political satirist John Oliver’s interviews with them? Who makes more sense of carbon politics, Andrew Bolt or Shaun Micallef? All will be revealed. Sit back and listen to the (comedy) experts.


2015 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - Valuing Our Planet

Speakers: Vandana Shiva, Paul Sutton, Tim Jarvis 

Host: Robyn Williams

A famous native American proverb says 'Only when the last tree has died, and the last river been poisoned, and the last fish been caught, will we realise we cannot eat money.' The panel's three leaders challenge this pessimistic prediction by discussing values - financial and what we love and care about - that we place on our land, food and water. They will range across themes including seed democracy, urbanisation and land management and what this means for the health of the planet and ourselves.


2015 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - The Silver Lining in the Cloud of Climate Change

Speakers: Cecilia Woolford, Peter Langridge, Bob Brown

Host: Robyn Williams

Are our climate-altering activities hurtling us towards a bleak fate or is this the catalyst for a new era of environmentally sustainable ideas and innovation? Are we witnessing the dawning of an unstoppable wave of action and leadership? According to our panelists we do have the ideas, innovation, motivation and people to give us the hope that we can and will respond to the challenge. Listen to our visionary panel discuss the optimistic future they have seen emerging in business, agriculture, politics and society.


2014 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - Transforming Society

Speakers: Paul Gilding | Simon Holmes à Court | Richard Slaughter

Hosted by: Robyn Williams

With a change of government and climate change action policy, where to now for “the greatest moral, economic and social challenge of our time”?

Our panel discuss some of the social, corporate and political structures that we still have at our disposal to deal with a planet wide emergency now and into the future.


2014 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - Gen Z and Distractions vs. Action

Speakers: Tim Hollo | Simon Sheikh | Ane Brun

Hosted by: Bernie Hobbs

Generation Z are the most globally exposed and connected generation in the history of the planet. They will inherit any mess made by their parents and grandparents but are they more concerned about celebrity culture and low carb diets than climate change and low carbon economies?  With the oldest Generation Z turning 19 this year how do we activate their hearts and minds to consider climate change action as their priority?  This panel looks at musicians, role models and ways to harness the power and influence of the most digitally engaged and globally connected generation we’ve ever seen.


2014 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - The Captain Kirk & Dr. Spock of Communicating Climate Change

Speakers: Annabel Crabb | Tory Shepherd | Tanya Ha

Hosted by: Robyn Williams

The Media, MPs and Mothers all play vital roles in shaping our emotional (Kirk) and rational (Spock) attitudes to environmental action.

How do they frame a climate change message in ways that are relevant, accurate and meaningful to their audiences?

Our panel of expert science, environment and politics communicators discuss some of the social, cultural, political and psychological machinations behind the things we see, hear and read about climate change.