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Join us on the first Thursday of every month during Winter for The Science of Us program run in partnership with Inspiring Australia. Hear from scientists, researchers, authors and academics on topics that help us to understand troubling human behaviour through the prism of science.
Join award-winning science reporter Jonica Newby to explore how to navigate the emotional turmoil of climate change. Jonica’s new book, Beyond climate grief: a journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can, is a magical, often funny and deeply moving personal story that guarantees laughs, tears and food for the soul. After researching what global warming will do to the snow country she loves, Jonica plummeted into a state of profound climate grief. Then reality outstripped imagination as her family was swept up in the apocalyptic 2019–20 fires. Jonica will share personal and scientific insights on how you can respond to climate grief, face the uncertainties ahead and find the courage to take action.
About Jonica Newby
Jonica Newby is a TV producer, writer and director. She has twice won Australia’s most prestigious science journalism prize, the Eureka Award, and is best known as a presenter/reporter on the long-running ABC TV science program Catalyst. She grew up in Perth, WA, where phase one of her professional career was a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery followed by a few years in a veterinary practice. Jonica is author of The Animal Attraction about how the domestication of animals created human civilisation.