030 | 100 Joëlle Gergis: Tracing Australia’s climate history
Climate scientist Joëlle Gergis formulated an unprecedented perspective of Australia’s climate history, uncovering how human activities have disrupted long-established patterns. Through a firm understanding of the past, Gergis presents a clear path toward a sustainable future.
See Joëlle Gergis in conversation with investigative journalist Marian Wilkinson, recorded live at the Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. No late admittance.
100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit 100climateconversations.com.
Dr Joëlle Gergis is a climate scientist based in the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes at the Australian National University. She uses long-term historical context to assess recently observed climate variability and extremes. Gergis is a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report. Her 2018 book, Sunburnt Country: The Future and History of Climate Change in Australia, considers how human activities have altered natural climate patterns. Her new book, Humanity's Moment: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope, is due for release September 2022
Marian Wilkinson is a multi-award-winning journalist whose career has spanned radio, television and print, covering politics, national security and climate change. She has been a foreign correspondent in Washington for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age and executive producer of the ABC's Four Corners. As environment editor for the SMH in 2009 her joint Four Corners production, The Tipping Point, reporting on the rapid melt of Arctic Sea ice won a Walkley Award. Wilkinson has authored four books including, The Carbon Club: How a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's climate policy (2020).