Emergencies test governments, organisations and individuals. Although Australia's prompt, science-led response to COVID-19 has not been perfect, it has saved tens of thousands of lives. But for decades, governments have ignored, ridiculed or understated the advice of scientists on the climate emergency. Now, in the wake of the megafires of 2020, a time of reckoning has arrived. In The Climate Cure renowned climate scientist Tim Flannery takes aim at those responsible for the campaign of obfuscation and denial that has already cost so many Australian lives and held back action on climate change. Flannery demands a new approach, based on the nation's response to COVID-19, that will lead to effective government policies. The Climate Cure is an action plan for our future. We face a fork in the road, and must decide now between catastrophe and survival.
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 3 Nov 2020
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publication City, Country: Melbourne, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.5(H) x 15.2(L) x 1.7(W)
Weight (gm): 298
'Flannery is a writer who sneezes at political correctness and charges into the densely land-mined territory of the biological determinants of human behaviour.' * Washington Post *
'This man is a national treasure, and we should heed his every word.' * Sunday Telegraph *
'No one tells it better than Tim Flannery.' * David Suzuki *
'It would be hard to imagine a better or more important book.' * Bill Bryson on The Weather Makers *
'The real strength of [Flannery's] book is its emphasis on solutions.' * Age *
'This book is short but it packs a powerful punch.' * ReadPlus *
Tim Flannery is a scientist, an explorer, a conservationist and a leading writer on climate change. He has held various academic positions including visiting Professor in Evolutionary and Organismic Biology at Harvard University, Director of the South Australian Museum, Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum, Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne, and Panasonic Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Macquarie University. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. Flannery was the 2007 Australian of the Year. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.