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The Uninhabitable Earth

David Wallace-Wells
Chaired by Narelle Hooper
Sun 11 October 11:00am FODI DIGITAL LIVE STREAM
Sun 11 October 11:00am FODI DIGITAL LIVE STREAM
*THIS SESSION WAS LIVE-STREAMED ON 11 OCT // 11AM AEST. TICKETS TO THE RECORDING ARE STILL AVAILABLE UNTIL MIDNIGHT 31 OCT 2020*

The impending climate crisis is no longer impending – it’s arrived – and we’re already seeing its devastating effects. Rising sea levels, extreme weather, increased global conflict, mass migration – nobody can escape and there’s no going back. All we can do now is try to slow the rising temperatures and deal with the new environmental, economic, and social problems we face. But how do you tackle a global catastrophe that possesses the speed, scope and severity of a disaster straight out of Greek mythology or the Old Testament? What can the generation who inherited this damaged planet do to keep it alive, as it faces the prospect of a deteriorating environment and greater civil unrest? Navigating the future will be a challenge but it is possible we can conquer it… if the world can agree to face it together.
A state of half-ignorance and half-indifference is a much more pervasive climate sickness than true denial or true fatalism.
David Wallace-Wells

David Wallace-Wells

David Wallace-Wells is a national fellow at the New America foundation and a columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine. He was previously the deputy editor of The Paris Review.
Since 2017, Wallace-Wells has written extensively about climate change. His best known work is The Uninhabitable Earth. He lives in New York City.

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Narelle Hooper

Narelle Hooper is an adviser, author, director and one of Australia’s most respected business commentators and communicators. She was the founding co-chair of the Australian Financial Review-Westpac Women of Influence Awards and editor of the award-winning AFR BOSS Magazine. Narelle is a non-executive director on the board at The Ethics Centre.

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