Tuesday, 31 May 11
Can one climate change scientist change the minds of a roomful of climate change sceptics?
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With a carbon tax looming and the recent release of the Climate Commission’s report, climate change is squarely back on the national agenda. This week on Insight we re-screen of one our most talked about episodes, featuring internationally renowned climate change scientist the late Stephen Schneider.
A few weeks after we recorded this program in June last year, Stephen Schneider died on a flight from Stockholm to London. He was 65 and had been battling a serious illness.
Stephen Schneider was a passionate believer that science should engage directly with the public on the issue of climate change. It was in this spirit that he appeared on Insight.
He faced a crowd of 52 climate sceptics and they were asking the questions.
The recorded discussion is just as relevant today. While Britain has recently announced an emissions reduction target of 50 percent by 2025, Australia in contrast is aiming for a minimum five percent reduction by 2020.
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