Imagine standing on an exposed steel girder of a bridge 440 feet above Sydney Harbour to get a spectacular view of sunrise over the Pacific. Phil Roach, a climb leader with BridgeClimb Sydney, takes tourists up for the bird's eye view a few times every day.
Climate change will increasingly put food supplies at risk, while opening up some new areas to agriculture. That's the gist of a leaked new draft UN report on climate change impacts. Host Marco Werman talks about the frontiers of our changing food supply with report co-author David Lobell of Stanford University.
Australia has had a rash of wildfires caused by unseasonably hot and dry weather. Scientists say the risk of fires is growing with climate change, but the country's new prime minister says they're just a normal part of life down under.
There’s little doubt #MeToo is having an impact on the public conversation in Australia — as it is in the US and other countries. And, the complexity and specificity of different women’s experiences, especially nonwhite women, is showing itself to be a critical part of that conversation — particularly in light of the country’s recent colonial past and current racial inequality.
The battle for influence in the sparsely populated Pacific matters because each of the tiny island states has a vote at international forums like the United Nations, and they also control vast swathes of resource-rich ocean.