Q&A on Q&A

Brian Cox referred to the Academy's climate change Q&A booklet as a reliable source of information.

During energetic discussion in an August episode of ABC TV’s popular Q&A program, UK Physicist Professor Brian Cox drew from the Academy’s booklet The science of climate change: questions and answers and held the publication aloft as a source of reliable climate change information.

For the 24 hours following the program, the Academy’s website experienced around five times the average number of daily visits, helped by media coverage of the program including The Daily Telegraph, the Australian and the ABC. The publication is available online as web pages and a downloadable PDF, and printed copies can be requested from the Academy.

The climate change publication aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in climate science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist.

The content was prepared by a working group of nine members co-chaired by Dr Ian Allison FAA and the late Professor Mike Raupach FAA FTSE. The document was reviewed by an oversight committee of eight members chaired by Professor John Zillman AO FAA FTSE.

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