10 July 2017
GCI Director Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg moderates a Q&A session after the Brisbane launch of "Climate Wars" with author Mark Butler (right).
GCI Director Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg moderates a Q&A session after the Brisbane launch of "Climate Wars" with author Mark Butler (right).

GCI played host to Melbourne University Publishing’s Brisbane launch of Mark Butler’s new book Climate Wars, on Tuesday 10 July.

The Federal Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy introduced Climate Wars to some 30 UQ academics, exploring the history of climate change and its murky politics in Australia. 

In his book, Mr Butler argues that battles over what to do about climate change distract us from taking real action, as we move perilously close to the point-of-no-return.

In Climate Wars, Mr Butler makes a forceful case for using less and cleaner energy as part of coordinated global action to save the planet. 

And that doing so will also make Australia more attractive to global investors, and create new jobs in clean energy.

Mark Butler’s previous book, Advanced Australia: The Politics of Ageing, was published in 2015.


 

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