I Can Change Your Mind about Climate
Premiering Thursday, April 26 at 8:30pm AEST on ABC1
What better way to open up the discussion about climate change than to send two very passionate and intelligent Australians, with opposing views, on a mutual journey of discovery around the globe. Each has the chance to track down whomever they like to help aid their side of the ongoing climate change debate.
Premiering Thursday, April 26 at 8:30pm AEST on ABC1, I Can Change Your Mind about Climate sees Anna Rose, co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and Nick Minchin, former liberal Senator and climate change challenger, set out on what is at times a very awkward and confrontational 65,000km trip - surprising each other with the viewpoints of a range of experts, scientists, journalists, politicians and bloggers.
"I hope those who watch the documentary will understand that there are two sides to this debate. That alarmism will not help achieve a rational, reasonable approach to understanding climate change, its causes and consequences, and the implications for human economic activity." said Nick Minchin.
"Anyone with children or grandchildren has a responsibility to ask what climate change means for Australia's future food security, economy and way of life. I never expected to travel around the world with a politician known for arguing against cutting carbon pollution." said Anna Rose.
From the farmlands of Moree, New South Wales to the lofty, volcanic heights of Hawaii to the lawns of the White House and Britain's Houses of Parliament, I Can Change Your Mind about Climate is a compelling experiment about an issue that Australian's have never been more divided on.
Politics vs science, hope vs despair, values vs data - the one hour documentary I Can Change Your Mind about Climate premieres Thursday, April 26 at 8:30pm AEST, followed by the special - Q&A: The Climate Debate at 9:30pm AEST.