The Federal Government needs to be honest about its role in shutting down debate on climate change, and its role encouraging people to do the wrong thing, says Professor Mark Serreze, a senior lecturer in Australian Studies at the University of Sydney.
Professor Serreve says Australia needs to start looking at whether it can manage climate change in a way that protects our future and makes us safer.
He says we need to get the public’s trust back in the decision-making process.
“There’s an opportunity here, because we’re seeing that climate change is causing some of the most significant impacts on human health and well-being in our history, and we need the public to be able to make informed choices about the future,” he said.
What is ‘political tolerance’?
Professor Mark Serres says we have a moral obligation to accept that climate action will affect human wellbeing.
But there is also an opportunity to change the way we deal with climate change.
A new report by the Climate Action Network, which includes leading academics and politicians, argues we have to make some changes to our climate policy to accommodate changes in our world, including changes in food supply.
This will help us to protect our future, to adapt to changing conditions, and to prepare for future climate changes, Professor Serrezes says.
Climate change is a big issue for Australian society.
The report recommends a climate change action plan that reflects the needs of the Australian public, including the most vulnerable, the poorest and most vulnerable people.
It also calls for a new framework to guide Australia’s response to climate change and says we should recognise that there is a need to change our behaviour around climate change so that we are able to adapt.
And it recommends we develop a national climate action plan to be a baseline for the rest of the world, based on the research from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Why are there different types of climate change research?
The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has published a series of articles on climate risk, and Professor David Griffiths is the director of the AIC’s Climate Change Research Centre.
However, Professor Griffiths says there are different types and types of research that are relevant to different topics, including climate change itself.
For example, he says climate change may affect the availability of water and food in many parts of the country.
Research also examines how climate change affects human health, including how it affects people’s ability to manage their illnesses.
Some research looks at how climate impacts agriculture and how it impacts our food supply and our food security, he said, and some studies look at the impacts of climate changes on health and development.
Many climate change researchers are working on the impacts that climate science has on the Australian economy.
One of the best-known climate change scientists in Australia, Dr Richard Tolman, is also a senior research fellow at the Australian National University and a member of the Australia Institute of Climate Change Sciences.
Dr Tolman says there is still a lot to learn about the impact of climate science on the economy.
He says there have been a lot of studies about the impacts on the economic well-term, and there is some work that has been done on how the impacts have been changing over time.
But he says some of this research is more qualitative and it does not show the full picture.
“In the end, what we need is research that shows the full impact that climate research has on economic outcomes,” he says.
“It will also help us understand how our climate is changing in other ways, like our water and energy supply and the quality of our food.”
Why do we need a national strategy?
In Australia, climate change has become a big public issue, with the Government recently announcing that it would fund a national greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.
That has created the opportunity for climate change to become a national issue, Professor Mark, from the University’s Department of Economics, says.
“Climate change will have a very significant impact on Australia’s economy and social security, and the Government needs a national carbon pricing and emissions reduction strategy,” he explained.
In fact, it could have the potential to become the single largest national economy and the biggest global economy, Professor Matthew Wilson, from ANU’s School of Public Health and Policy, said.