Starting in the 1980s and traversing through the following decade, A Climate of Change tells the story of two young men as they fall in love and develop friendship. Along the way, a dark past casts a constant shadow over not only their love but of those around them: institutional child abuse. With the love and support of Robbie, Simon's family deals with the trauma, but despite what they hope is a resolution, they cannot defeat the power of one of the world's largest religious organizations. A tale that explores young love, chasing the dream, and a series of tragic losses, A Climate of Change is told through the eyes three of the characters-Robbie, then Simon, and also Cal. It is an observation of young life, the landscape, the notion of relationships, and the disturbing horror of manipulation of young boys by those they trusted. From the beaches of southern Australia to the towns and countrysides of England, Scotland, Canada, Europe, and back to the eastern coast of Australia, these young men mature and grow stronger. Can lives be rebuilt and restored? Can love triumph over tragedy?