Image: Swamp wallaby photographed following the 2020 Cobargo bushfires in NSW, Australia. Credit: Harrison Warne
Climate change is a crisis that threatens our life-support systems. Humans have created the crisis and we have the skills and solutions to turn it around. We can better care for nature, each other and ourselves.
The Australian Museum (AM), with its long-term research and significant outreach about nature and culture, is well-placed to make a strong contribution to documenting and responding to climate change. The first climate communications centre in Australia’s museum sector, the Climate Solutions Centre has been established to increase positive public engagement in climate change. We are informed by AM scientists’ work on biodiversity, research on the cultural dimensions of climate change, and First Nations approaches to caring for Country.
The AM is raising awareness of the solutions available in Australia: including clean energy technologies, drawing down carbon, regenerating ecologies and supporting strong communities.
Collaborating with other organisations supports the development of wider public engagement in climate solutions. The AM is proud to be partnering with The Australia Institute on the annual survey of climate change attitudes, the Climate of the Nation. The AM has also taken a bold approach to the sustainability of its own operations; we have announced the achievement of Climate Active (Carbon Neutral) status, 26 November 2020.
These pages help to answer questions about climate change, what the AM is doing and, importantly, what you can do.
Discover Future Now
Take a look into a hopeful future and explore benefits of sustainable living in this new pop-up exhibition created by the Australian Museum, touring Stockland Retail Town Centres in 2022.Learn more
Explore climate change
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