Professor Tim Flannery has had an illustrious career. From Australian of the Year in 2007, to chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council, it’s little wonder he is one of Australia’s best-known and best-loved public figures.
In Here on Earth, his first major work since the seminal The Weather Makers, Flannery returns to big questions about life on earth.
Interviewed by Virginia Trioli.
Two-time Walkley Award winner, Virginia Trioli has an established reputation as a radio host, television presenter, news reporter, features writer and columnist. She currently anchors ABC News Breakfast on ABC 1 and ABC News 24.
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.