• Professor Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery is one of Australia's leading thinkers and writers. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Tim's books include the definitive ecological histories of Australia (The Future Eaters) and North America (The Eternal Frontier). He believes that human activity is drastically altering the earth's climate, and that before too long these changes will have a devastating effect on life on this planet. He wants to mobilize the social and political will to address this problem before it's too late. Tim Flannery is the former director of the South Australian Museum, and is currently a professor at Sydney's Macquarie University. He spent a year as professor of Australian 2002, he became the first environmentalist to deliver The Australia Day address to the nation. In 2005 he was honored as Australian Humanist of the Year and, in 2007, he was named Australian of the Year.

Tim Flannery is the University of Melbourne's Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. Tim's latest book is Atmosphere of Hope: Searching For Solutions to the Climate Crisis.