Climatologist Janette Lindesay joins the show to discuss whether climate denial is on the decline and the science behind our increasingly severe weather.

With unprecedented wildfires in Europe and another hot and dry summer looking likely in Australia, what’s causing the increasingly intense weather across the globe?

Is Australia’s climate denial sector now entering a recession in the face of this new reality?

And will the new national anti-corruption commission have a sobering effect on bad behaviour in federal politics?

On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Professor Janette Lindesay joins Professor Mark Kenny and Dr Marija Taflaga to discuss Earth’s changing climate.

Janette Lindesay is a climatologist and Professor at the ANU College of Science.

Marija Taflaga is the Director of the ANU Centre for the Study of Australian Politics and a Senior Lecturer at the ANU School of Politics and International Relations.

Mark Kenny is a Professor at the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the University after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times.

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This podcast is produced by The Australian National University.

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