Aug 30, 2020
Are gyms the weakest link in NSW?
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Sydney's CBD coronavirus cluster has grown over the weekend, with more people being diagnosed with COVID-19 and being linked back to a city fitness centre. A health notice was issued on Saturday for people who attended the Tattersall's fitness centre at certain times over five days in middle to late August. There are also alerts for other gyms in the city, after an infected person visited them last week. So are gyms becoming coronavirus hotspots and are they any riskier than other indoor environments? On today's show: * Is there something that causes gyms to be a riskier venue than other places? * So should I avoid the gym and just stay home and watch TV? * What about runners or people exercising outdoors? * What can gyms tell us about how coronavirus spreads? * What's happening with the healthcare worker numbers in Victoria? * What's going on with China's authorisation of a vaccine for emergency use? * Have there been any studies into the effect of climate or weather and COVID-19?
How to Save a Planet
How to Save a Planet
Presenting: Drilled
Decades ago, the oil company Exxon made a decision that drastically changed our country’s response to climate change. At the time, the company’s scientists were warning about global warming and Exxon was investing in the research and development of renewable energy technologies. But instead of going down the path of pursuing renewables, a small group of powerful people decided to double down on fossil fuels. Today, we’re sharing the story of this inflection point, as told on the first season of the podcast Drilled. If you like what you hear, find Drilled in your favorite podcast app, or at Want more?  Read this article in Scientific American: Exxon Knew about Climate Change almost 40 years ago, and see more reporting on the topic on Twitter with the hashtag #ExxonKnew  Listen to the rest of the first season of Drilled. Also, check out the current season of Drilled. In the latest season, reporter and host Amy Westervelt is telling the story of a decades-long case between Chevron and an Indigenous group in Ecuador. It's a wild story with a lot of twists and turns that ultimately highlights just how far oil companies are willing to go to avoid accountability. Our podcast now has a patron saint Allow us to introduce you to Eunice Newton Foote, the scientist who discovered that adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere would cause planetary warming. And she discovered this in 1856!! Check out this paper she published 164 years ago. She tried to warn us! #VoteClimate And lastly, the election ends in just a few days. Besides voting, you can still get involved at a local level. We recommend checking out Lead Locally — an organization whose mission is electing community leaders who are dedicated to stopping big fossil fuel projects & protecting our climate. They have info on the slate of local candidates they are supporting this election and you can even sign up to phone or text bank for them.
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