Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis
Interviews and Links
Podcast: John Wiseman in conversation on climate futures and climate action with Alison Hanly and Alex Kelly, Saltgrass Podcast, April 2022
Podcast: Meet the Writer: John Wiseman in conversation with Georgina Godwin for Monocle radio August 2021
Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis: Wisdom and Action in the Long Emergency was launched by Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and Melbourne Climate Futures at the University of Melbourne.
The launch was chaired by Prof Kate Auty (Chair, Environment Protection Authority, Victoria) and included a webinar discussion with author Prof John Wiseman, Prof David Karoly (climate scientist, University of Melbourne), Victoria McKenzie-McHarg (Chair, Climate Action Network Australia) and Prof Kathryn Bowen (Deputy Director, Melbourne Climate Futures).
“A great book to guide us into the depths of who we really are and out of the overwhelm of the climate crisis.”Christiana Figueres, co-author, The Future we Choose and Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC (2010-2016)
“This book focuses on some of the most creative and courageous responses to the crisis that hangs over all our lives: these are stories that need to be told and retold, so that we know we are not alone in facing this monumental challenge.”Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org
“This valuable book will help you gain the courage needed to continue the fight against climate change and its increasing impacts. Even as a climate expert I learnt many important lessons from these multiple philosophical and religious perspectives.”Prof David Karoly, Climate Scientist, University of Melbourne
“Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis is a must read for anyone coming to terms with the climate crisis. Uncompromisingly honest yet always compassionate to the human condition, Wiseman offers not simple solutions, but an enriching discourse grounded in history, philosophy and the great spiritual traditions. This generous book is leading the way forward, beyond the existing apocalyptic climate apocalyptic climate change literature, to offer hope and tangible solutions underpinned by a faith in humanity’s abiding capacity for restoration.”Grant Blashki, Lead Clinical Adviser, Beyond Blue and Associate Professor in Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
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