with Tim Flannery & Ross Garnaut / chaired by Tom Griffiths
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From the scrapping of the Carbon Tax, to support for new coal mines, Australia’s major parties seem unable to grapple with our Earth’s climate crisis. In Superpower: Australia’s Low Carbon Opportunity, Ross Garnaut argues this political paralysis has obscured unrivalled opportunity. Tim Flannery’s Life: Selected Writings documents a life at the forefront of our environmental debates. Two of Australia’s leading Climate Change thinkers discuss how Australia can break out of its current policy mire and the great prospects that await us when we do.
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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, Atmosphere of Hope and, most recently the collection Life: Selected Writings. He is currently Chief Councillor of the Climate Council.
Ross Garnaut is Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne. In 2008, he produced the Garnaut Climate Change Review for the Australian government. He is the author of many books, including the bestselling Dog Days (2013) and, most recently, Superpower: Australia’s Low Carbon Opportunity (2019).
Tom Griffiths AO is an historian whose books and essays have won prizes in literature, history, science, politics and journalism. His books include Hunters and Collectors, Forests of Ash, Slicing the Silence, Living with Fire and The Art of Time Travel. He is Emeritus Professor of History at the Australian National University and has a Bundanon Writing Residency in 2020.