Tasmanian Times

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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April 17: Bill McKibben’s Hobart Oration. The Rogue Nation …

Tasmania recently experienced a record-breaking drought that has parched much of the state and led to the worst bushfires in memory.

This isn’t happening in isolation. Record-breaking temperatures have robbed the Arctic of its winter; February was the hottest month ever; Western Australia also had bushfires that were so fierce they created their own weather system.

The Northern Hemisphere recently hit 2 degrees above normal temperatures, 84 years ahead of the 2100 deadline we gave ourselves.

Far from being something that the planet would experience in a hypothetical dystopian future, the effects of climate change are being felt right now. In very real and powerful ways.

It is to this backdrop that Bill McKibben is delivering the 6th Hobart Oration on 17, April.

Bill McKibben is a relentless campaigner and co-founder of 350.org ( HERE ), the first planet-wide grassroots climate change movement.

He is also an influential author. But for the present, Bill has devoted most of his energy to tackling global inaction on climate change.

In delivering the Hobart Oration he will talk about the hottest year ever, and the hottest battle of our generation.

Bill will be introduced by Christine Milne, former leader of the Greens, and the event is open to all.

Tickets can be purchased for the event through the Bob Brown foundation:

http://www.bobbrown.org.au/bill_mckibben

…where you will find:

Bill McKibben is a relentless campaigner and co-founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide grassroots climate change movement. An influential author and educator for 30 years, Bill was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2014.

Delivering the 6th Annual Hobart Oration, Bill will talk about the hottest year ever, and the hottest battle of our generation.

Tickets $25 each or $15 unwaged.

WHEN
April 17, 2016 at 3pm – 5pm
WHERE
Stanley Burbury Theatre
University of Tasmania
Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005
Australia
Google map and directions: HERE

*Cambell Klose is the Media and Communication coordinator for 350.org Australia. He grew up in a small town in rural Victoria and now lives in Melbourne.

FRIDAY April 15 …

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4 Comments

  1. Mark h

    April 15, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    If I wanted to go hang out with sheep I’d sooner take a drive in the country.

  2. Andrew Ricketts

    April 15, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Everyone should read McKibben.

    It is great he is visiting Tasmania, land of the Thylacine killers.

    The ongoing Tasmanian process of extinction logging is made more complex by climate change.

  3. phill Parsons

    April 15, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    McKibben’s take on Australia as a rogue nation is evidenced by the ongoing government support of an unrepentant fossil fuel industry mostly unwilling to work in their own interests to plan and act on a transition to a renewable energy future.

    In the Weekend Australian Murdoch’s tame self styled environment editor trots out dated arguments dressed up with a few facts.

    If we change the subject matter to cars versus horses he would be talking about pre-1914 vehicles instead of renewable energy. We know that over a century the technology changed markedly and today we have the return of electric powered vehicles.

    Rest assured after a century of technological development renewables will also be markedly changed.

    So will the climate.

    Many of the associated problems such as coastal flooding stimulating refugees, long term changes in rainfall patterns and temperature ranges changing patterns of settlement and people’s well being under a different range of pressures.

    Only fools, idiots and venal self-centered greed heads ignore our drift into a deeper climate crisis.

    VOTE GREEN – the only Party with a plan to leave coal in the ground.

  4. Bob Brown Fdn MR posted by Editor

    April 14, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Australia a ‘rogue nation’: Bill McKibben

    US climate change guru and author Bill McKibben, who is on his way to deliver the 6th Hobart Oration this Sunday, this morning described Australia as a ‘rogue nation’ in global warming politics.

    McKibben pointed to the many small nations of the neighbouring Pacific Ocean facing elimination as sea levels rise, and the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef, and yet last week’s ‘go-ahead’ by the Queensland government for a massive new coal mine. He was speaking with Gregg Borshmann on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast programme.

    McKibben, who in 1989 wrote the first best-selling book on global warming, will be in Tasmania as a guest of the Bob Brown Foundation and his own global organisation 350dotorg.

    With Bob Brown he will visit the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. On Thursday he will be in Sydney for the only other public meeting of his Australian visit.

    McKibben will deliver the Sixth Hobart Oration at the University of Tasmania’s Stanley Burbury Theatre, 3pm Sunday April 17 with tickets from bobbrown.org.au

    Tickets for his Sydney event at Paddington Town Hall, 6.30pm Thursday April 21 are available from 350.org.au

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