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The Weather Makers

Wrigley Lecture Series

Tim Flannery

  • Professor, MacQuarie University

Drawing on the ideas from his groundbreaking new book, Tim Flannery presents a straightforward and powerful exploration of the connection between climate change, global warming, and human activity. He has a gift for making complex science understandable for a lay audience, through a deft use of imagery, analogy and common sense. But Flannery does not just tell his audience what is happening to our planet. He very clearly lays out a game plan for halting current warming trends and beginning the long, but entirely achievable project of reversing the damage we have done. His goal is to mobilize his listener—both personally and politically—to recognize that we are all "weather makers" and that the only choice, both logically and ethically, is to begin to address this problem before it's too late.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008