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Tim Flannery: The Climate Cure


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Tim Flannery’s influential 2005 book, The Weather Makers, laid out the challenges human society faces due to global warming, from mass extinctions to devastating weather changes and human conflict over essential resources. It also proposed solutions, some of which have since been enshrined as government policy around the world.

In November, the scientist, conservationist and Chief Councillor of the Climate Council joins us to discuss his new book, The Climate Cure. Arriving in the wake of a disastrous bushfire season, the book is squarely focussed on solutions – inspired by Australia’s science-led response to Covid-19.

In a discussion for viewers of all ages, Flannery will speak with Izzy Raj-Seppings, a teenage organiser of School Strike 4 Climate Australia. They’ll talk about shifting attitudes to climate change, and what we can learn from last summer’s bushfires and this year’s pandemic. What world are we creating for the next generation? What are the risks if we don’t get it right? And what role can science play in changing minds and spurring action?

Presented in partnership with State Library of New South Wales.

Our online bookseller for this event will be Paperback Books.


Tim Flannery

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 ... Read more

Izzy Raj-Seppings

Izzy Raj-Seppings is a 13-year-old school girl who lives in Sydney, Australia on Gameragal land. She is a member of School Strike 4 Climate and helps organise strikes in her local area. Izzy is passionate about the environment and all the ways we can help save it. Earlier this year, Izzy joined seve... Read more


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