Ten years ago, scientist, author and activist Tim Flannery outlined the how and why of climate change in The Weather Makers and warned us of its dangers. In his 2015 book Atmosphere of Hope he continues the search for solutions to the climate crisis.
David Suzuki has been talking about climate change and action since the 1980s. The eminent environmentalist, author and activist believes we need to radically alter the way we see ourselves in relation to the natural world—adjusting our stance from one of hubris to humility.
In 2010, Harvard Professor and author Naomi Oreskes helped us understand why action on climate change has been so slow. She highlighted a successful, concerted campaign to blunt the scientific warnings in her book, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.
But political inertia, crushing statistics and depressing forecasts are not the only story. There is hope for the future, and there are solutions that may work. Join three leading international voices in science as they each share their individual perspective on hope for the planet, followed by a panel discussion of people, planet and optimism.