Highway to Hell: Climate Change and Australia’s Future

Highway to Hell, the Quarterly Essay by Joëlle Gergis is Australia’s Biggest Book Club book for June 2024

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Australia is in peril. Do we truly grasp the impact of a warming planet – in particular, what it will mean for the sunburnt country?

In ‘Highway to Hell: Climate Change and Australia’s Future’, leading climate scientist Joëlle Gergis takes aim at the folly of “adaptation” rather than cutting emissions, and at government policy inertia. She shows what rising temperatures will most likely mean for the Australian continent and coastline, and outlines clearly how far Australia is from its most recent promises, let alone what is required.

Join Dr Joëlle Gergis, the Australia Institute Writer in Residence for 2024, for an in-depth conversation on her searing essay with Polly Hemming, Director of the Australia Institute’s Climate and Energy program.

Australia’s Biggest Book Club is brought to you by the Australia Institute.

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