This month, we hosted an In Conversation with Anna Krien as part of our monthly Booktown on Sunday series of author talks, chaired by Creative Clunes Chair Tim Nolan.
Anna is the author of several books and, most recently, an essay for the Quarterly Essay on climate change in Australia. Anna’s research meant this in conversation was packed full of information which we’d love to share. Anna very kindly gave us permission to upload the recording of her talk, which you’ll find here.
Anna Krien The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock
The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Extreme weather is becoming all too familiar. Yet when it comes to action on climate change, division and paralysis rule the land.
In this vivid, urgent essay, Anna Krien explores the psychology and politics of a warming world. She visits the frontlines of Australia’s climate wars – the Reef, the Galilee and Bowen basins, South Australia. She investigates the Adani mine, with its toxic politics and controversial economics. Talking to power workers and scientists, lobbyists and activists, she considers where climate change is taking us, and where effective action is to be found.