The Day After Tomorrow’s apocalyptic depiction of climate change is a little embellished. But such storylines can ignite conversations with people that mainstream science fails to reach.
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Climate scientists often bombard their audiences with facts and figures - a method of communication that often doesn't work. Perhaps this is where cli-fi can step in, with its compelling characters and just slightly embellished science.
Still from An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Eleven years after its release, An Inconvenient Truth, the iconic climate documentary, has spawned a sequel. But did the original do more harm than good by polarizing Americans on climate change?
Former US Vice President and Chair of the Climate Reality Project Al Gore and Victoria’s climate and energy minister Lily D'Ambrosio (right) ride on a tram after speaking at the climate conference in Melbourne.
Taking inspiration from the spread of world religions, Quentin Atkinson and Shaun Hendy argue scientists need to do more to signal commitment to ideas they want to spread.
Al Gore brings climate change back to the big screen in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth woke up the world to climate change. But with its sequel hitting cinemas now, it's not clear that 'big issue' documentaries make a difference in the long term.
Climate scientist Mark Maslin interviewed the former US vice-president about his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel.
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Al Gore's trip to Australia this week is the latest in a long line of visits - and not just because he has movies to promote.
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This summer sees the release of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
A vote is cast in New Hampshire 2012 primary.
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Some American voters hope that instant runoff can make our elections better. But a mathematician has an idea for another solution.
Senator Jacqui Lambie, speaking on Q&A.
During a Q&A discussion about climate change, Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie said it was four degrees hotter 110,000 years ago. Is that right?
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Rather than opting for an apocalyptic rhetoric or messages of fear, Planet Earth employs a 'positive' narrative that can generate a bigger impact.
What if this was our choice on Election Day?
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In this year's election, the system of majority voting didn't allow voters to express their opinions adequately. If they had, the choice would have been between Kasich and Sanders.
Senator John F. Kennedy speaks to supporters at Chicago Stadium four days before the 1960 election.
While it's unprecedented to call an election 'rigged' before voting has even taken place, there is a history of candidates crying foul after suspicious results.
Will MPs get a vote on triggering Article 50?
The legal challenge over parliament's role in trigging the Article 50 process is misplaced.
Will Trump blame a rigged election come November?
These charges by Trump are more than just campaign rhetoric. They raise a central issue for democracy: the willingness of losers to comply with a decision reached via free and fair elections.
Has Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth had much lasting impact in the ten years since it was released?
Ten years have passed since Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth hit the US box office. Has the film been successful in increasing awareness and action on climate change?
Two mathematicians explain why majority voting often fails to elect the candidate preferred by the majority and propose an alternative, 'majority judgment.'
Al Gore lays some facts on the COP21 meeting.
With the main UN climate negotiations grinding along elsewhere in the building, Al Gore told a packed side event about his vision for a low-carbon economy.
Al Gore brought his climate message back to Australia on Monday.
The reality of climate policy is it's often provincial governments or city councils who are the most ambitious, especially where national governments leave a policy void.
For Klein, it’s all about mobilising the grassroots.
Earth is “fucked” and our insatiable growth economy is to blame. So argues Naomi Klein in her intentionally provocative best-seller This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Klein is the latest…
The presence of Al Gore with Clive Palmer raised eyebrows, but demonstrated Palmer’s political acumen.
Clive Palmer has been an easy target for some to lampoon, but this week he has proved himself to be a shrewd political operator. Who would have guessed that Palmer would forge a partnership with a former…