Changing Climates

In collaboration with News Corp, the Hub delivers hyper-localised weather and climate information to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, 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.

Changing Climates runs weekly in community news sites across Quest Brisbane, Newslocal Sydney, Messenger Adelaide, 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, followed by Newslocal in Sydney and Messenger mastheads in Adelaide.