As the COP26 climate change talks in Glasgow loom up, Australia is on a collision course with the rest of the world.
Our unwillingness to commit openly and whole heartedly to a target of net zero emissions by 2050 makes Australia an outlier in danger of becoming a climate pariah state.
Meanwhile for Australian workers, the reality of climate change is already confronting them when they go to work. The changing climate is make work for many of us harder, hotter, and more dangerous.
Dr Elizabeth Humphrys works with the Climate Justice Research Centre at the University of Technology in Sydney. Along with her colleague Freya Newman, she has done research into the issue of high heat and climate change at work.
She joins Francis and Sally on this week’s epsiode of “On The Job”
*On the Job is made by Australian Unions.
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About the hosts
Sally Rugg – @sallyrugg
Francis Leach, ACTU – @SaintFrankly