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A happier, healthier, stronger mum is the best gift we can give our children. Most health professionals focus on the baby’s health, while the mum’s try to rebuild after baby and I’m super excited to be a speaker on this summit that’s all about the mother’s health as we bring children into the world – rebuilding strength and resilience in our bodies and minds during one of the most challenging and transformative times we ever experience. This free summit aims to give mums all the advice and education they need about nutrition, fitness, gut health, pelvic health, hormones and mental health — all in ONE place!
This Pregnancy & Motherhood Summit will teach you about:
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And onto this week’s show!
Ever been to a climate change talk or watched a documentary and felt heavy, powerless, despair? Well, this conversation is going to leave you feeling different – can do, ra ra and empowered. Sounds better?
Let me tell you a bit about Professor Will…
Will Steffen has a long history in international global change research, serving from 1998 to 2004 as Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), based in Stockholm, Sweden, and before that as Executive Officer of IGBP’s Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems project.
Will was the Inaugural Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute, from 2008-2012. Prior to that, he was Director of the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society. From 2004 to 2011 he served as science adviser to the Australian Government Department of Climate Change. He is currently a Climate Councillor with the Climate Institute, and from 2011 to 2013 was a Climate Commissioner on the Australian Government’s Climate Commission; Chair of the Antarctic Science Advisory Committee, Co-Director of the Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) initiative and Member of the ACT Climate Change Council.
Professor Steffen’s interests span a broad range within the fields of sustainability and Earth System science, with an emphasis on the science of climate change, approaches to climate change adaptation in land systems, incorporation of human processes in Earth System modelling and analysis; and the history and future of the relationship between humans and the rest of nature.
So: We have a wonderful scientist with a long list of accomplishments in his career that has spanned decades and the best part is that he so passionately and simply states the issues, shares and helps us understand the science, looks at the future projections and what you and I can do to keep on the good side of mother nature. I’ve wanted to do a show on climate change for a long while and finding Will has meant the perfect show embedded with the low tox values of empowered joyful change, rather than paralysis and overwhelm in the face of the world’s biggest issue. I hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.
What questions do I ask Professor Will Steffen?
What is a working week in the life of a climate scientist?
The effects of climate change are being felt everywhere around the world yet it seems some of the biggest global powers and those at home, are driving fossil fuel burning and showing no sign of slowing down: what are some of the most recent alarming stats that confound you as to why they’re not listening?
How has the rise of ‘fake news’ these past few years affected how you’re able to disseminate climate research / bring these issues to govenment?
Clean coal: Dirty words: how do we effectively communicate with “you’re just being a hippy greenie leftie” relatives about why clean coal is simply NOT A THING.
How fast are renewables being adopted globally? Who are the star performing countries in the climate change conversation and action taking? Is there data yet on the impact these changes are having to then form a stronger case for public to get behind and change govt’s minds through organised protest / voting etc?
How can we step up as individuals and make an impact? What is a manifesto that we could all live by in our day to day lives that make us see an alarming doco / “polar ice caps” article or new research about oceans warming and feel deeply like we’re part of the solution?
Other helpful links?
Find out more about Professor Steffen and his work at www.climatecouncil.org.au
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