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Emergencies test governments, organisations and individuals. Although Australia’s prompt, science-led response to COVID-19 has not been perfect, it has saved tens of thousands of lives. But for decades, governments have ignored, ridiculed or understated the advice of scientists on the climate emergency.
Now, in the wake of the megafires of 2020, a time of reckoning has arrived. In The Climate Cure renowned climate scientist Tim Flannery takes aim at those responsible for the campaign of obfuscation and denial that has already cost so many Australian lives and held back action on climate change.
Flannery demands a new approach, based on the nation’s response to COVID-19, that will lead to effective government policies. The Climate Cure is an action plan for our future. We face a fork in the road, and must decide now between catastrophe and survival.
‘Flannery is a writer who sneezes at political correctness and charges into the densely land-mined territory of the biological determinants of human behaviour.’
‘This man is a national treasure, and we should heed his every word.’
‘No one tells it better than Tim Flannery.’
‘It would be hard to imagine a better or more important book.’
‘The real strength of [Flannery’s] book is its emphasis on solutions.’
‘This book is short but it packs a powerful punch.’
‘Flannery combines scientific understanding with political nous…his prose is crystal clear about the nature and extent of both catastrophe and cure…[He] offers hope over despair.’