Changing Climates

In  collaboration  with News Corp, the  Hub  delivers  hyper-localised weather and climate information to Brisbane, Sydney and Geelong readers via their online local news sites.

The columns, hosted by trusted climate scientists, discuss local climate trends 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.

Changing Climates runs weekly in community news sites across Quest Brisbane, Newslocal Sydney, and the Geelong Advertiser.

History

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.