Lately for Wednesday 6 November 2019
10.20 Thousands of scientists around the world declare a climate emergency
More than 11,000 scientists from around the world have put their names to a statement today, declaring a climate emergency and calling on leaders to make urgent changes to prevent the worst effects of climate change.
In their statement, the group says the climate crisis has now arrived, and with it, a significant threat to the future of humankind.
Weather and climate scientist, James Renwick, is the Head of School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences from Victoria University, Wellington and he speaks with Karyn about this latest call from the world's science communities.
10.30 Auckland Arts Festival launches its 2020 Festival program
Auckland Arts Festival launched it's full program tonight: "In this, our 12th Festival, we grapple with the tough stuff: impending climate Armageddon, who gets to control the narrative, what constitutes appropriation, who we are allowed to love, and the collision of the traditional and the contemporary."
The Festival's Artistic Director Jonathan Bielski takes Karyn through some highlights from the program.
10.40 Midweek Mediawatch: NZ on Air fees into media policy debate
Mediawatch's weekly catch-up with Lately. Colin Peacock talks to Karyn Hay; New Zealand on Air puts its two cents into media policy debate; a controversial sponsorship, a pair of (mostly) pointless interviews and a single startling speech.