Ideas for a brighter future for all

A Better Future for All

A series of critical conversations focusing on current issues and unlocking knowledge from influential thinkers

Exploring SDGs

Join Griffith Vice Chancellor, Professor Carolyn Evans, and a range of experts from our community, to learn more about the UN SDGs and hear what’s being done locally and globally to address them.
Gorbachev

Gorbachev was an environmentalist

Much has been written, and rightly so, about the political impact, significance and legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-2022). However, in addition to his grand and historic roles in changing the shape of Europe and Russian, and bringing to an end a Cold War that threatened to end in nuclear annihilation and mutually assured destruction, Gorbachev was also an environmentalist.

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How visualising change can help business leaders increase impact

We often hear the adage ‘I’ll believe it when I see it.’ But how can this sentiment help those trying to imagine a different future? For business leaders wanting to innovate –and bring others on that journey – visualising the path ahead can be a way to better identify what needs to change and how to get there.

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Pacific currency

Queensland steps up Pacific engagement

The key to progressing Queensland’s position as Australia’s “Pacific state” is to focus on the concept of shared value. The Queensland government is uniquely placed to build on geographical, historical, economic, and cultural ties to work in ways that are not captured by the deficit lens that so often infects perceptions of the Pacific islands region.

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Between different worlds

Antarctica is both a physical locality and an imaginary possibility – as a pivot around which the world turns, it has proven historically to be a space where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy have played out.

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Seven Sisters

Marra Wonga’s Seven Sisters story

Marra Wonga is a large sandstone rock shelter and art site near Barcaldine, central Queensland. There are estimated to be at least 15,000 petroglyphs, mostly animal tracks, lines, grooves and drilled holes, as well as 111 hand-related and object stencils spread across 160 metres.

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How did climate change impact early humans?

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. It’s also one of the most complex, and scientists are still learning new things about it all the time. One thing that is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that climate change impacts humans and the way we live. This is true today, as it was in the past.

However, a key question remains. How did climate change impact early humans?

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Between different worlds

Antarctica is both a physical locality and an imaginary possibility – as a pivot around which the world turns, it has proven historically to be a space where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy have played out.

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Nose picking

Why picking your nose is dangerous

Picking your nose and plucking the hairs from your nose are not good ideas, particularly if you don’t want to get diseases like Alzheimer’s . A growing body of evidence shows that damaging the lining of your nose gives bacteria and viruses a clear pathway to the brain, where they create some of the pathologies of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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