Prof Tim Flannery is a paleontologist, explorer and conservationist, a leading writer on climate change, and the 2007 Australian of the Year. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, Here on Earth, Europe, Atmosphere of Hope and Sunlight and Seaweed. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.
The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of COVID-19
by Prof Tim Flannery
Australians are witnessing an unprecedented government response to crisis—swift decisive action to avert catastrophe. And the advice of scientists has informed every step of the way.
But for decades the advice of scientists on the impending catastrophe that climate change will bring has been ignored, dismissed and even ridiculed.
Renowned climate scientist Tim Flannery takes aim at those in government and in the fossil fuel industries for their inaction and lies in response to calls to address the very real and immediate threats posed by climate change. Threats that are now upon us, as the 2019/20 Australian bushfires and floods have shown.
Flannery explores the measures at our disposal to reduce CO2 emissions. He looks at the ways carbon can be drawn out of the atmosphere and safely stored to stabilise atmospheric carbon levels. And he demands a new approach that puts tackling climate change in the hands of the scientists who can lead the way.
The Climate Cure is an action plan for survival, a call for government policies that, like its COVID-19 response, rise to the very real climate challenges we face. There is reason for optimism—if we act now.
Flannery is a writer who sneezes at political correctness and charges into the densely land-mined territory of the biological determinants of human behaviour.’
‘This man is a national treasure, and we should heed his every word.’
‘No one tells it better than Tim Flannery.’
‘It would be hard to imagine a better or more important book.’
Bill Bryson on The Weather Makers