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Flannery: Coal export no longer acceptable
It is no longer socially acceptable for Australia to keep exporting coal knowing the damage it is doing, according to the scientist and Australian of the Year, Tim Flannery. Go to News for more.
Global warming: 'We told you so'
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations asserts with near certainty - more than 90 percent confidence - that carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases from human activities have been the main causes of warming since 1950. Read IPCC Report. Go to News for more.
Harsh climate effects on Australia
The Barrier Reef will become "functionally extinct" within decades at the current rate of global warming... Snapshots of affected Australians on the reef, farm, coast and country. Go to News for more.
Tim named Australian of the Year, 2007
"I've tried to live outside Australia. I was in the US for 12 months and there was something really fundamental missing in it for me and coming back to the clear skies and the smell of the gum trees." Read ABC report.Go to News for more.
Hear Tim Flannery on the nuclear question
Podcast of Tim's speech at Sydney Ideas. Go to 'News'
The Weather Makers wins Book of the Year
At this year's NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Tim's book on climate change won the top prize. See report.
Tim's new job in climate research
"What I want to look at is the reason there's so little carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the height of ... this current warm period, as compared with previous warm periods. It's a sort of a technical issue, but it's a very important one." Read ABC report.
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The Weather Makers was recently No. 1 on the Canadian book charts.
What they said about the bookSee more reviews of The Weather Makers
"This book captures your imagination through its extraordinary range of argument, its vivid imagery, its wealth of research, quick wit and richness of detail. It succeeds where equally worthy but more prosaic recent books have failed."
"If you are not yet convinced of the gravity of the [climate change] problem, or our capacity to solve it, you should buy and read this compelling book."
"With The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery delivers an almighty wallop to [the climate] debate. The general reader can absorb it and feel enlightened; the scientific reader can, and must, use it as a springboard for further research."