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  • Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis | Tim Flannery

    Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

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    A decade ago, Tim Flannery's number-one international best seller, The Weather Makers, was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. Today, Earth's climate system is fast approaching a crisis. Political leadership has not kept up, and public engagement with the issue of climate change has declined. Opinion is divided between technological optimists and pessimists who feel that catastrophe is inevitable.

    Dan says: "A renewed optimism"
  • Here on Earth | Tim Flannery

    Here on Earth

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    Tim Flannery’s first major book since The Weather Makers charts the history of life on our planet. Here on Earth, which draws its points of departure from Darwin and Wallace, Lovelock and Dawkins, is an extraordinary exploration of evolution and sustainability. Our success as a species has had disastrous effects on many of the Earth’s ecosystems and could lead to our downfall. But equally, Flannery argues, we are now equipped as never before to explore our true relationship with the planet on which our biological, economic and cultural futures depend.

    Michael Dowd says: "The Next Jared Diamond"
  • The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth | Tim Flannery

    The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

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    Global warming has a sleuth of scientific evidence confirming the phenomenon's existence. If left long enough, the energy imbalance will mean the difference between survival and destruction of our species. With a little help from you, right now, the developing giants of Asia might even avoid the full carbon catastrophe in which we, the industrialised world, find ourselves so deeply mired. We are the generation fated to live in the most interesting times, for we are now the weather makers and the future of biodiversity and civilisation hangs on our actions. Tim Flannery has done his best to fashion this manual on the use of Earth’s thermostat. Now it’s over to you.

  • Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis | Tim Flannery

    Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

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    A timely intervention on climate change from the internationally acclaimed scientist and author of the hugely influential The Weather Makers. How close is the great climate crisis? Can our desire to overcome it drive humanity's next great waves of positive technological economic and social revolution? Or will we be plunged into the dystopian collapses and terrors of civilisations past?

  • Throwim Way Leg | Tim Flannery

    Throwim Way Leg

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    In New Guinea Pidgin, Thrown Way Leg means to go on a journey and it is also Tim Flannery's invitation to join him on his breathtaking adventure through the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya. Flannery meets skilled hunters, befriends shaman, climbs mountains never before scaled by Europeans, discovers new species and stumbles across the giant bones of extinct marsupials. You will never think about the bird-shaped island to our north the same way again.

  • Quarterly Essay 48: After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis | Tim Flannery

    Quarterly Essay 48: After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis

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    When it comes to the natural world, Australia is home to a disproportionately large share of the world's riches. That means we Australians are caretakers of a unique natural heritage in a land which tolerates few mistakes. So how are we doing? In Quarterly Essay 48 Tim Flannery says: we're often failing nature. In the clash between money and conservation, money usually wins.

  • Quarterly Essay 31: Now or Never: A Sustainable Future for Australia? | Tim Flannery

    Quarterly Essay 31: Now or Never: A Sustainable Future for Australia?

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    Sometime this century, after 4 billion years, some of Earth's regulatory systems will pass from control through evolution by natural selection, to control by human intelligence. Will humanity rise to the challenge? This landmark essay by Tim Flannery is about sustainability, our search for it in the 21st century, and the impact it might have on the environmental threats that confront us today. Flannery discusses in detail three potential solutions to the most pressing of the sustainability challenges: climate change.

  • Coaches Turned Broadcasters: Tim Flannery | Ron Barr

    Coaches Turned Broadcasters: Tim Flannery

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    Ron Barr interviews World Series Champion Tim Flannery about his early memories of baseball, how he became a musician and the balance music provided in his life. This interview took place on February 7th, 2013.

  • Here on Earth: A New Beginning | Tim Flannery

    Here on Earth: A New Beginning

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    Tim Flannery is here to offer us a change of perspective. And he is here to inspire us. He invites us to consider again our place on earth, what it really means to be alive.Here on Earth is a revolutionary dual biography of the planet and of our species. Flannery reimagines the history of earth, from its earliest origins as a chaotic ball of elemental gases to the teeming landscape we currently call home. It is a remarkable story. How did life first emerge here? What forces have shaped it?

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