Archive Festival 2016

This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: 214  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs, Technology
Former Australian of the Year, Australian Climate Council Founder and internationally bestselling author Tim Flannery has recently published Atmosphere of Hope. It is both an up-to-date snapshot of the trouble the planet is in, and an analysis of some of the innovative technologies that are now available to fix it. The build up of carbon dioxide that’s already in the atmosphere is not going to disappear by itself. Tim Flannery weighs up our options with ABC RN’s Bernie Hobbs.

Saturday 21 May 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings

Tim Flannery (Australian)

Tim Flannery has published over thirty books including the award-winning The Future Eaters, The Weather Makers, 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 he was Australian of the Year. In 2011 he became Australia’s Chief Climate Commissioner, and in 2013 he founded the Australian Climate Council. His latest book is Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.

Bernie Hobbs (Australian)

Best known as a judge from The New Inventors, Bernie Hobbs is an award-winning science writer and broadcaster with ABC Science at RN. Bernie can be heard talking science on ABC radio and her extensive back catalogue read online. She has yet to finish writing an actual book.