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.
Lakefield National Park, Cape York

Uncovering the changing rhythms of rivers and people

Rivers follow rhythmic changes; they flow with the seasons and respond to longer climatic shifts and often to the actions of people. In turn, people and their societies are shaped by the rhythm of rivers. This relationship where both nature and people’s social habits are synchronized with the rise and fall of river water over time is referred to as river rhythmicity, in a new paper that describes the important implications of this idea for river conservation and water management.

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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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Lakefield National Park, Cape York

Uncovering the changing rhythms of rivers and people

Rivers follow rhythmic changes; they flow with the seasons and respond to longer climatic shifts and often to the actions of people. In turn, people and their societies are shaped by the rhythm of rivers. This relationship where both nature and people’s social habits are synchronized with the rise and fall of river water over time is referred to as river rhythmicity, in a new paper that describes the important implications of this idea for river conservation and water management.

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Community Radio

COVID, climate change and Australia’s community radio sector

Climate responses are often distant global discussions that don’t translate to the everyday lived experience of local communities. The embeddedness of community radio in the social and cultural lives of their communities is an untapped reservoir to communicate climate action and pursue climate justice. 

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New vibrations

In the first months of 2020, the vibrations of the Earth changed. As monitored by a global network of seismologists, the average daily displacement of the surface of the planet – measured in nanometres, or increments of one billionth of a metre – fell around the world, from Nepal to Barcelona to Brussels.

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COVID 19

Mutations, variants and strains? A guide to COVID-19 terminology

Living through a global pandemic over the past year has seen all of us expanding our vocabularies. We now understand terms like PPE, social distancing and contact tracing.

But just when perhaps we thought we had a handle on most of the terminology, we’re faced with another set of new words: mutation, variant and strain.

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