Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis Book Launch
As the risks of the climate crisis continue to grow, so too do the challenges of facing a harsh climate future with honesty and courage; justice and compassion; meaning and purpose. Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis explores diverse sources of learning and wisdom – from climate scientists and activists; philosophers and social theorists; Indigenous cultures and ways of life; faith based and spiritual traditions; artists and writers – which can strengthen our capacity to live courageous, compassionate and creative lives in a world of rapidly accelerating climatic and ecological risk.
Visionary leadership and courageous collective action to accelerate the transition to a just and resilient zero-carbon society and restore a safe climate remain our most urgent political priorities. Awareness that even the most rapid action might still be insufficient to prevent severe and irreversible social and ecological damage is however a source of deep distress for many people passionately committed to decisive climate action.
In Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis, John Wiseman draws on his broad experience as a climate activist, researcher and policy maker to provide a wide ranging, accessible and provocative guided tour of ideas which can inspire and sustain radical hope and defiant courage in the long emergency which now lies before us.
Book launch and webinar
The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and Melbourne Climate Futures invite you to attend the online launch of Prof John Wiseman’s new book, Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis: Wisdom and Action in the Long Emergency.
The book launch will be chaired by Prof Kate Auty (Chair, Environment Protection Authority, Victoria) and will include 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).