Humanity’s Moment; Joelle Gergis.

Timed to coincide with the Melbourne Writer's Festival, this special event launched 'Humanity’s Moment' by leading climate scientist Joëlle Gergis, with a conversation led by City of Yarra Mayor, Cr Sophie Wade.

Monday 12th September 2022

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 Future of Climate Change in Australia.

In Humanity’s Moment, Joëlle takes us through the science in the IPCC report with unflinching honesty, explaining what it means for our future, while sharing her personal reflections on bearing witness to the heartbreak of the Climate Emergency unfolding in real time. But this is not a lament for a lost world. It is an inspiring reminder that human history is an endless tug-of-war for social justice. We are each a part of an eternal evolutionary force that can transform our world.

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. This book is a climate scientist’s guide to rekindling hope, and a call to action to restore our relationship with ourselves, each other and our planet.

You can watch a recording of the discussion here, and a recording of the Q&A that followed here.