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 has published over thirty books including the award-winning The Future Eaters, The Weather Makers, Atmosphere of Hope and Here on Earth and the novel The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish. In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year, and in 2007, Australian of the Year.
In 2007 he co-founded and was appointed Chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council. In 2011 he became Australia’s Chief Climate Commissioner, and in 2013 he founded the Australian Climate Council. His current book is Sunlight and Seaweed.