Julian Cribb – Surviving the 21st Century

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May ’17
18
7:15 pm

What is Happening:

The renowned science communicator Julian Cribb will talk about his newest book, Surviving the 21st Century, the third of his trilogy analysing and suggesting how humans can overcome the threats to our existence that our very success has brought upon us.

Julian’s book outlines the very real threats to our existence: eco-collapse, resource depletion, Weapons of Mass Destruction, climate change, global toxicity, food insecurity, population & urban expansion, pandemic disease, risky new technologies and self-delusion. This is an evidenced-based book about solutions for our civilisation to outlast the 21st Century.

After the talk there will be a question-and-answer session for about 45 minutes. Followed by light refreshments.

About the Speaker

Julian Cribb is an Australian author and science communicator. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE) and a member of the ANU Emeritus Faculty. His career has included appointments as newspaper editor, scientific editor for The Australian newspaper, director of national awareness for CSIRO, member of numerous scientific boards and advisory panels, and president of national professional bodies for agricultural journalism and science communication.

His published work includes over 9,000 articles and eight books. He has received over 30 awards for journalism.

The first two of his books are the internationally-acclaimed The Coming Famine (2010), and Poisoned Planet (2014).

The Coming Famine (2010), explores the question of how to feed 10 billion humans in the 21st century.

Poisoned Planet (2014), examines the contamination of the Earth system and its people by anthropogenic chemicals and how to prevent it.

The event is sponsored by SEE-Change’s Belconnen Local Group.

Where is it On?:

Renewables Innovation Hub
19/23 Moore St
Canberra

RSVP here

Contact Details:

Email: office@see-change.org.au

Website: www.see-change.org.au

 

 

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