Tim Flannery is a paleontologist, explorer and conservationist, a leading writer on climate change, and the 2007 Australian of the Year. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, Here on Earth, Europe, Atmosphere of Hope and Sunlight and Seaweed. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.
'The real strength of [Flannery's] book is its emphasis on solutions.' * Age * 'It would be hard to imagine a better or more important book.' * Bill Bryson on The Weather Makers * 'No one tells it better than Tim Flannery.' * David Suzuki * 'This man is a national treasure, and we should heed his every word.' * Sunday Telegraph * 'Flannery is a writer who sneezes at political correctness and charges into the densely land-mined territory of the biological determinants of human behaviour.' * Washington Post *