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David Holmes

David Holmes

David Holmes is founder and director of the Climate Change Communication Research Hub and is based in Communications and Media Studies at Monash University. He is co-editor of the forthcoming book Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change with Edward Elgar.

'Listening to the science: Coronavirus and climate change' by David Holmes

November 2020, no. 426 22 October 2020
If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that there has never been a better time to respond to the climate crisis than now. The global nature of Covid-19 has made it clear that global issues need a coordinated response and can easily affect the welfare of every human being on earth. The virus has shown us that it is absolutely crucial to listen to the science. Governments, in respon ... (read more)

'Suddenly last summer: The politics of climate change in Australia' by David Holmes

March 2020, no. 419 24 February 2020
The nuclear scale of the inferno that delivered our Black Summer will be remembered as a turning point in the debate about climate change. It was the summer when the monster of energy stored up in the earth’s oceans and atmosphere revealed itself in the most dangerous climate drivers; the summer when Australia could no longer take for granted the evolution of precious species and their habitats ... (read more)