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Australian scientists are being forced to pick up the slack as the Morrison government continues to evade genuine climate policy.

Trying to find ways to slow and reverse the impacts of climate change on our environment, the practise of ‘future-proofing’ has come into play.

The creation of ‘Super Kelp’, a modified breed of kelp that are designed to better adapt rising sea temperatures, is one of the most recent examples of scientists attempting to future-proof our planet.

But should the responsibility of climate action fall solely onto scientists while the country waits for the government to establish genuine climate legislation?

Cayne Layton, a Postdoctoral fellow and lecturer from the University of Tasmania joined the Wire’s Ayla Liebenberg to discuss this issue. 


Produced By: Ayla Liebenberg

Featured In Story: Cayne Layton, Postdoctoral fellow and lecturer, University of Tasmania

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 3 November 2021