The ABC has launched a brand new collection of applications and assets to discover the pressing environmental challenges dealing with the planet and the methods by which all Australians might be a part of the answer.
ABC Your Planet builds on the ABC’s protection of local weather and environmental points by enabling audiences to counter challenges resembling local weather change and the rising toll of maximum climate occasions, resembling bushfires and floods, of their each day lives.
From now till November, ABC Your Planet will function numerous applications and assets from throughout ABC tv, radio and digital companies, together with group initiatives and occasions, to tell, interact and empower all Australians to participate on this vital nationwide dialog.
New ABC collection Fight For Planet A: Our Climate Challenge, which premieres on Tuesday 11 August at 8.30pm, hosted by War On Waste’s Craig Reucassel, will inform Australians in regards to the methods by which they will scale back their carbon footprint by sensible modifications to their each day power use, transport and weight loss plan. Forward of this summer season’s bushfire season, the ABC may also premiere Huge Climate (and find out how to survive it) to assist Australians put together for and get well from more and more frequent excessive climate occasions.
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ABC Your Planet may also function progressive new content material and assets, resembling ABC NEWS experiences, training assets, ABC Radio options, interactive instruments, explainers and kids’s programming. Modern new digital content material will embody the ABC Science Carbon Counter, which helps folks scale back their CO2 emissions by sensible way of life modifications.
Audiences may also try the gathering of local weather and setting tales on ABC iview, together with applications resembling Australia’s Ocean Odyssey: A Journey Down The East Australian Present and Radio Nationwide’s Sizzling Mess collection.
Michael Carrington, ABC Director Leisure & Specialist, stated the challenges dealing with our planet are complete and profound. “Issues resembling local weather change and the rising toll of pure disasters resembling bushfires, drought and floods have an effect on us all, regardless of the place we dwell or what we consider,” he stated.
“ABC Your Planet will construct on our trusted protection of the setting and local weather points by giving audiences the data and instruments they should perceive these challenges and to be a optimistic a part of the answer.”
Nationwide surveys* persistently present most Australians say local weather change is without doubt one of the most critical points dealing with them and the planet. Help for local weather motion is substantial and rising, notably within the aftermath of final summer season’s bushfires.
This media launch was submitted by abc.net.au.
Really useful studying:
*Within the ABC’s 2019 Australia Talks National Survey, 72% of individuals stated local weather change was the most important problem dealing with them personally and 84% have been in favour of at the very least some motion.
*A January 2020 poll for the Australia Institute discovered 79% of Australians have been involved about local weather change, up 5 factors from the same ballot in July 2019.
*The College of Canberra’s Digital News Report: Australia 2020 discovered 4 out of 5 Australians (79%) take into account local weather change to be both considerably, very or extraordinarily critical.