The Conversation has become a well-used and high quality media outlet in Australia. It presents topical, usually succinct pieces by writers who have at least a nominal academic affiliation. It now has overseas editions. Its rules about reposting are generous but Honest History mostly likes to package the pieces we use and label them with our tags. We usually try to give them a post to themselves or add them to our special subjects under the thumbnails First Peoples or Inequality.
This week, though, what with election watching and book editing, we’ve had to bundle some useful Conversation pieces together, as below. We haven’t tried to do the US election in this way, but suggest readers interested in that subject and its effect on Australia just plough through The Conversation website for themselves.
Recently, then, we saw:
- Dale Dominey-Howes and co-authors look at the impact of natural disasters on disadvantaged regional and rural communities.
- Anthony Kiem, Fiona Johnson and Seth Westra write about droughts as a natural feature of Australia’s environment.
- Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick and Christopher J. White look at what we know about heatwaves in Australia.
- Johnson and White on flood patterns.
- Sophie Lewis on how recent record temperatures will become normal.
10 November 2016