On November 12, 2014, Ben Heard, the publisher of Decarbonise SA, delivered a talk titled “Beyond our Shores: A visual world tour exploring Australia’s nuclear responsibilities” at Brisbane City Hall. It was part of the Brisbane Global Café, an international thought leadership event leading into the G20 meeting in 2014.
Ben’s talk was recorded and then produced by Gordon McDowell for delivery throughout the world on YouTube.
As part of the effort to produce and share Ben’s excellent talk, he wore a microphone that remained on during an extended question and answer period. It continued to record the kind of off-podium questions that good speakers get from interested, but somewhat shy audience members after the official Q&A period has ended and the event moderators get set up for the next speaker.
Gordon and Ben thought that it would be worthwhile to share the resulting audio file with Atomic Show listeners who might be faced with similar questions from audiences or acquaintances. Ben has been working hard for the past four years to share what he has learned about nuclear energy with a variety of audiences, the answers that he has developed are cogent, include a touch of humor, and require people to engage their brains.
I hope you enjoy this audio extra.