tim flannery

Tim Flannery

Why we admire Tim Flannery:
Every
so often a person emerges who inspires us, teaches us and influences
public opinion.  Tim Flannery is such a person.  For years
he’s been quietly writing, researching, lecturing at Universities around
the world and falling in love with our natural environment.  When
he wrote The Weather Makers,
his 2006 best-seller, Tim helped fortify global public opinion about
the need to do more to stop the march of climate change.  He has
been part of the confluence of events that form the tipping point on the
important issue of Global Warming.

More information regarding Tim:
Tim
Flannery is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers. An
internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Tim’s
books include the definitive ecological histories of Australia (The
Future Eaters) and North America (The Eternal Frontier). He has
published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers.

As a field zoologist he has discovered and named more than thirty new
species of mammals (including two tree-kangaroos) and at 34 he was
awarded the Edgeworth David Medal for Outstanding Research. His
pioneering work in New Guinea prompted Sir David Attenborough to put him
in the league of the world’s great explorers and the writer Redmond
O’Hanlon to remark, “He’s discovered more new species than Charles
Darwin.”

He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of books and The
Times Literary Supplement and has edited and introduced many
historical works, including The Birth of Sydney, The Diaries of William
Buckley and The Explorers. He received a Centenary of Federation Medal
for his service to science and in 2002 he became the first
environmentalist to deliver the Australia Day address to the nation.

Tim Flannery spent a year as professor of Australian studies at
Harvard, where he taught in the Department of Organismic and
Evolutionary Biology. In Australia he is a leading member of the
Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, which reports independently to
government on sustainability issues.

A familiar voice on ABC Radio, NPR and the BBC for more than a
decade, he is also known to viewers of the Documentary Channel as
writer-presenter on the series The Future Eaters (1998), Wild
Australasia (2003), Islands in the Sky (1992) and Bushfire (1997). He
was a principal consultant on the SBS series The Colony (2004) and is
currently Australian consultant-presenter for the international series
ATLAS.

Formerly director of the South Australian Museum, Tim is chairman of
the South Australian Premier’s Science Council and Sustainability
Roundtable; a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy; and the
National Geographic Society’s representative in Australasia. In April
2005 he was honoured as Australian Humanist of the Year. He will
take up a position at Sydney’s Macquarie University mid 2007.

For further information visit www.theweathermakers.com