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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim Flannery is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Future Eaters, Throwim Way LegThe Weather MakersNow or Never and Here on Earth. In 2007, he was the Australian of the Year. He is currently Chief Commissioner of Australia’s Climate Commission.

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Tim Flannery launches an attack on the various lies that we tell ourselves about our resources, our past and our future.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

This essay is written as a thundering no to the characteristic Australian assumption that 'She'll be right' ... This is a Quarterly Essay written in the passionate belief that we need a coherent policy on population ... If we do not have one, we will never be in a position to do justice to ... the dispossessed people of the earth; indeed our children's children will ... think we have dishonoured their birthright.

Peter Craven

Every once in a while there emerges an academic who is able to take complex ideas beyond university lecture theatres and labs and out to those people who the idea may affect. One such academic is Tim Flannery.

Border Mail

He goes straight for the intellectual jugular... Australia’s minute population of Tim Flannerys should be in its Parliament, and not its museums – as valuable as that role is.

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