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event: beyond apathy — acting on climate change


Fifth Estate Apathy_The Melboune Local

Oooh, a juicy Fifth Estate coming up, people.

On Tuesday 1 October get down to The Wheeler Centre to see host Sally Warhaft discuss climate change with Nobel laureate Professor Peter Doherty, Greenpeace Australia CEO David Ritter and award-winning writer Chloe Hooper.

Here’s the spiel from The Wheeler Centre:

How did climate change action − once ‘the greatest moral, economic and social challenge of our time’ − become political poison? When (and why) did we fall from the giddy heights of the Kyoto Protocol signing, and the rise of emissions reduction schemes around the globe, back to suspicion and resignation?

The environment − and more specifically, climate change − has rapidly plummeted in terms of public priority and political urgency in Australia. And with a new government set to abolish the carbon tax and disband the Australian Climate Commission, what lies ahead?

It’s pretty rare to have the chance to see such high-calibre panellists (Doherty is one of just fifteen Australian Nobel laureates) — and it’s free.

Book your seats here.

The Fifth Estate: Beyond Apathy

Date: 1 October 2013

Time: 6.15pm–7.15pm

Venue: The Wheeler Centre

Address: 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

The Wheeler Centre map_The Melbourne Local



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