Lifetime of Conservation Award 2014
Fossils were the first love of Professor Tim Flannery, former Australian of the Year and possibly Australia’s most outspoken climate advocate. Perhaps it was thinking about time on a geological scale that made him care about the future so much, he says.
As well as being a professor at Macquarie University and chief councillor at the Climate Council, Tim has been a presenter on ABC Radio, NPR and the BBC for more than a decade; he has also written and presented several documentary series, including Islands in the Sky, Bushfire, The Future Eaters and Wild Australasia.
Tim’s books include Here on Earth and also The Weather Makers, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. He has also worked as a professor at the University of Adelaide, director of the South Australian Museum, principal research scientist at the Australian Museum and visiting chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University.
The Australian Geographic Society has awarded this honour to Tim for his role in communicating the science of human-induced climate change.
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