Oct 7, 2018
Anote Tong is the former president of Kiribati (pronounced
‘Kiribas’), a nation in Micronesia on the brink of disappearing
from continually rising sea levels. Now an acclaimed environmental
campaigner, Anote Tong fronts an international campaign to
highlight the impending catastrophe for his nation. His incredible
efforts are captured in 'Anote’s Ark', a powerful new documentary
directed by Matthieu Rytz, shortly to screen at the upcoming
Environmental Film Festival
Australia here in Melbourne on 15 October. We are honoured to be
speaking with with Anote Tong about this extraordinary film, the
dire predictions of the impact of climate change on Kiribati, and
his monumental campaign efforts to drive meaningful change.
We’ll also speak with Nicole Mertens from the Victorian National Parks Association about Sea Slug Census 2 (the sequel!) – a wonderful citizen science project that captures information about the types of spectacular nudibranchs that inhabit Port Phillip and Westernport Bay. We’ll ask Nicole about Sea Slug Census 1 – how it went, what they found, and what they’ve done with the information collected.
Dr Surf brings us a surf report, including the surf livesaving analysis of 2017 drownings. We’ll also catch up with champion kneeboarder Greg Bugden to discuss the importance of fins in high end boards.