The Weathermakers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change

Photo created using images from Harper Collins Canada.

Tim Flannery, bestselling author of The Weather Makers, will be joined by Bridget Stutchbury this Thursday evening at Bloor Cinema as the featured speakers for RSGC's Focus on the Environment Speaker Series. The event, titled "The Weathermakers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change", will see the two authors present lectures based on their new books followed by a book signing.

Event starts at 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30) and tickets are $25 general admission, available at the door (if not sold out) or through the RSGC Event Tickets link.

Flannery is known for using analogies of conventional war when talking about what is necessary to win the fight the against climate change. He is scheduled as the houseguest today on CBC Radio's Here and Now from 4-6 pm and you can also download the podcast of his 2006 radio interview on Quirks and Quarks.

World renown explorer, conservationist and writer-scientist, Tim Flannery has written many bestselling books, including The Future Eaters, The Eternal Frontier and of course the #1 international bestseller The Weather Makers. Tim Flannery was director of the South Australia Museum and professor at Harvard and the University of Adelaide. He was voted Australian of the year in 2006 and is now professor at Maquarie Universty. His new book, An Explorer's Notebook, Essays on Life, History and Climate, will publish in Canada Spring 2008.

Short-listed for the 2007 Governor General's award for non-fiction, Silence of the Songbirds follows birds on their 10,000-kilometer journey from Canada to South America, and charts the threats. Tim Flannery claims, "this book is a must-read for anyone whose heart has thrilled to the song of a bird." Author Bridget Stutchbury completed her PhD at Yale , was a fellow and research associate at the Smithsonian and is now an Associate Professor of Biology at York University.

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