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Humanity’s Moment : A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope

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About the author

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 IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and is the author of Sunburnt Country: The History and …

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Praise for Humanity’s Moment

‘I've been waiting for an IPCC scientist to write this book. Where does someone charged with delivering the globe the stark existential truths find their hope; how do they navigate a path forward? How wonderful that Joëlle, a nature lover with a poet's sensibility, has been the one to do it.’ —Sarah Wilson, author of This One Wild and Precious Life

‘In Humanity’s Moment, Joëlle Gergis, a leading climate scientist and gifted author, manages to unpack the science behind the climate crisis in a way that is authoritative, gripping, and very personal. Read her engaging, first-hand account of the latest UN climate report to have both hope and inspiration as we tackle the greatest challenge we have faced as a species.’ —Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor, Penn State University, author of The New Climate War

‘I am in awe of Jöelle’s courage and clarity. This book is a gift to the world.’ —Jess Hill, author of See What You Made Me Do

‘An important update on our climate problem.’ —Tim Flannery

‘A compelling account from deep inside the recent IPCC climate science assessment. The pages are stained with the author’s tears, hopes, heart and soul.’ —Professor David Karoly, University of Melbourne

‘Lucid, heartfelt, devastatingly clear-eyed but also inspiring in its passionate plea for change, Humanity’s Moment is necessary reading.’ —James Bradley

'[Gergis] lays out our planetary situation in stark and simple terms, in sentences and statistics that demand underlining, even if they seem too terrible to bear. This all makes for raw and urgent reading, but, in the vein of Julia Baird’s Phosphorescence, the book also offers hope: its final section conjures the ‘social tipping point’ needed to compel political action, reminding us of the roles we can each play.' —Kim Thomson, Books+Publishing