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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.

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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.

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2014 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - Climate Change and 100 Million Person Cities

Speakers: Tom Wigley | Steffen Lehmann | Amie Albrecht

Hosted by: Bernie Hobbs

Thanks to the latest research from a host of the world’s most respected climate scientists like Tom Wigley, the weight of evidence pointing to the human role in changing our weather is now beyond compelling. Consequently, if their forecasts of climate change increases do occur, life in our most densely populated areas face an unprecedented and urgent call to action.               

With 26 cities on the planet currently housing between 10 and 20 million people each and projections of a future with 11 billion people on the planet including the first 100 million person cities, this panel looks at up to date research on how and why our climate may change and how our built environs and transport systems must adapt to accommodate life in future mega cities.

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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.

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