LIFE: TIM FLANNERY
The pre-eminent Australian scientist and environmentalist Tim Flannery counts among his fans David Attenborough, who has compared him to the uber-explorer David Livingston. Life: Selected Writings collects Flannery’s essays over a 30-year period, including from previous bestsellers such as The Future Eaters, in a mind -boggling intellectual range which conveys an “infectious curiosity, enthusiasm and compassion in a lucid prose rare in scientific writing” (The Sydney Morning Herald). The chief councillor of the Australian Climate Council – currently based at the Australian Museum where he was once a mammologist, recently fingered politicians in The Melbourne Age, in an article entitled “How much closer to their doors must the fire burn? It’s immoral not to connect the dots”. In conversation with Dan Salmon he discusses his life’s work, today’s climate concerns and more. Supported by Te Pu-naha Matatini.