• Richard Proudlove

    After more than 20 years consulting as an engineer and information technology specialist I am now back in academia, studying a Masters of Environment at Melbourne University. I am interested in energy transitions, particularly the role of sustainable energy solutions in remote communities and developing countries. I love experiencing out-of-the-way corners of the world and have enjoyed participating in expeditions to Alaska and Namibia, working with endangered wildlife in Southern and Eastern Africa and working as a Dive Master in Thailand. I live in Melbourne with my amazing wife and three incredible sons.

  1. Is tomorrow likely to be The Day After Tomorrow?

    If you are looking for an arresting “worst case” depiction of the potential consequences of climate change, it’s tough to beat the 2004 climate disaster blockbuster …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/09/27/is-tomorrow-likely-to-be-the-day-after-tomorrow

  2. Will “Johnny Cabs” help curb transport emissions?

    Science fiction has generally not (yet) proven to be a reliable predictor of the future.  However, with hindsight, Hollywood has on occasion, anticipated certain technological developments. …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/09/08/will-johnny-cabs-help-curb-transport-emissions

  3. Hidden figures – time to acknowledge the rich history of women in science.

    What if I told you that one of my favourite scientists was a foul-mouthed mathematical genius who wrote the first computer program, had a famously hedonistic …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/08/19/hidden-figures-time-to-acknowledge-the-rich-history-of-women-in-science

  4. The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Is it time to engineer the climate?

    Global warming is killing The Great Barrier Reef. An Australian Government advisory panel have reported that almost 50% of the reef’s coral died due to mass …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/sciencecommunication/2017/08/07/the-great-barrier-reef-is-dying-is-it-time-to-engineer-the-climate