In collaboration with News Corp, the Hub delivers fortnightly hyper-localised weather and climate information to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, regional Queensland, Adelaide and Canberra readers via their online news sites.
The columns, hosted by trusted climate scientists, discuss local climate trends and energy efficiency and contextualise them in the broader discussion of climate change. They also feature voices from the community, who offer a local perspective on how climate change is affecting the lives and livelihoods of communities around Australia.
This hyper-localised form of weather and climate communication will assist in improving climate literacy of Australians and help them make informed decisions toward a more sustainable future.
Pre-COVID, the project ran as a print column in Leader Community News in Melbourne. Following a successful launch in March 2019, weekly localised climate columns and graphics were printed in 24 mastheads across metropolitan Melbourne, reaching 1.5 million readers per month. In March 2020, this project was expanded to Quest Community News in Brisbane, which consisted of 13 individual mastheads and reached an additional one million readers.