The Deakin Lectures 2010
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Series curator Professor Tim Flannery kicks off the programme with a wide-ranging analysis of the current state of the Climate Change debate. Public understanding and political responses have come a long way from when The Weather Makers was published five years ago. How and why has progress slowed in the past six months? What are the key issues facing us post-Copenhagen? What does innovation mean in this context? And how are we to live, better, in this Brave New World we face?
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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.
Thirty of the best minds on the climate change issue, in the one place, at the one time. The Deakins 2010.