Join Australian climate scientist Dr Joëlle Gergis in conversation with ecologist Emerita Lesley Hughes on her new book, Humanity’s Moment: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope.

A climate scientist’s guide to rekindling hope, and a call to action to restore our relationship with ourselves, each other and our planet. Joëlle shows us that the solutions we need to live sustainably already exist – we just need the social movement and political will to create a better world. Attendees on the night have a chance to win a signed copy of her book.

Joëlle Gergis (Australian)

Joëlle Gergis

Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning climate scientist and writer at the Australian National University. She served as a lead author for the United Nations' IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and is the author of Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia. Joëlle has also contributed chapters to Greta Thunberg's The Climate Book, and Not Too Late edited by Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutunatabua. Her latest book is Humanity's Moment: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope.

Lesley Hughes (Australian)

Lesley Hughes

Professor Emerita Lesley Hughes is an ecologist with a long-standing research interest in the impacts of climate change. She is a former federal Climate Commissioner and IPCC Lead Author. She is a founding Councillor and now Director with the Climate Council of Australia and a member of the Climate Change Authority.