AnneSummers Conversations presents
|Please join me for the second of my Conversations with prominent individuals (the first was with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard last year).|
This conversation is with one of Australia’s most original thinkers, Dr Tim Flannery. Best known for his ability to explain science and, especially, climate change in everyday language, Tim’s impressive résumé also includes writing (and talking) about history, geology and—his first love—mammals. His hugely bestselling book The Weather Makerschanged the conversation about climate change in Australia.
One of the first acts of the newly elected Abbott government last September was to axe the Climate Commission, the body appointed by the Gillard government to provide objective information about climate change, and sack Tim Flannery, its chief commissioner. Tim responded by appealing to the public to support a new body, the Climate Council. In just one week, 15,000 people signed on as founding friends and donated $1.3 million, in what is the largest and most successful crowd-sourced fundraiser in Australian history.
In his first major public appearance since the Commission was abolished, Tim will engage with me in a wide-ranging and frank conversation about the climate and other pressing issues. We will cover a lot of ground, including the recent unprecedented heatwaves in southern Australia and his views on whether it is too late to save our planet. Tim will then answer questions from the audience.
Do come along for what is bound to be an enthralling and informative evening with Tim Flannery.
Editor and publisher, Anne Summers Reports
MELBOURNE Melbourne Town Hall
Monday, February 17, 2014, 6.30-8pm
SYDNEY City Recital Hall, Angel Place
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 6.30-8pm