Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

12 ENTRIES Tim Flannery is a scientist and writer. His books include Now or Never, The Weather Makers, The Future Eaters and Atmosphere of Hope.



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Photo of Kwaio elder Moses Mola’ania.

Society

Reconciliation, Kwaio style

The end of a century-old enmity between Australia and a Solomon Islands community

The doctor

Society

The doctor

Bertram Wainer inspired a young Tim Flannery to take on the establishment

The power of place

Culture

The power of place

The personal and the political in Tim Winton’s ‘Island Home’

Bay of action

Society

Bay of action

To preserve Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne should learn from Sydney

The last of the Panamanian golden frogs are to be found in a “frog hotel” in El Valle de Anton. Photo: Brian Gratwicke

arts

Stories of extinction

Andrew Glikson’s ‘Evolution of the Atmosphere’, Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘The Sixth Extinction’, Errol Fuller’s ‘Lost Animals’ and Clifford Frith’s ‘The Woodhen’

The Naked Critic

Memories of Robert Hughes

Politics

Rudd’s ETS backflip

Kevin Rudd’s decision to defer his emissions trading bill until 2012 represents an abrupt and dramatic policy reversal, the significance of which, both nationally and globally, will only grow with time. It’s a funk in the true sense of the word: a …

Society

‘Solar’ by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan’s latest work can be read as a farce whose principal theme is Hamlet’s musing that “there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Indeed, when introducing the novel’s protagonist – the physicist Michael Beard, …

Copenhagen and beyond: Conference bound

Politics

Copenhagen and beyond: Conference bound

On the morning of 19 December, we will likely wake to read the results of the United Nations Climate-Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meetings will be, according to Lord Stern, the most important to have occurred since World War II, and whatever …

Culture

Goodbye to all that

James Lovelock’s ‘The Vanishing Face of Gaia’

Politics

Carbon omissions

Over the past four years, there has been immeasurable progress on climate change - in public awareness, in media interest and in the political response to the problem. In early 2005, one of us was completing The Weather Makers; the other was …

Society

The third wave

As I write, in mid March, a geriatric sandy-coloured rat wanders his enclosure at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Death can't be far off for the poor creature, which would hardly matter except that, as far as anybody knows, he's the last central rock-rat …