Witnessing Climate Change

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
6 March 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Andi Horvath, Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, Jim Robbins, Ursula Rakova, and Tony Birch

Climate change is too often discussed in the abstract – in terms of graphs, statistics and future projections. For an evening at the Athenaeum Theatre in March, we’ll present people who are already seeing, and living, the impact. They’ll share their stories, visions and ideas for the future.

We’ll hear moving words and performances from Marshall Islands spoken-word artist Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner and activist Ursula Rakova from Papua New Guinea as well as New York Times science writer Jim Robbins and Melbourne-based author and environmentalist Tony Birch.

What does climate change look like today, across the globe? How is it affecting the daily lives of people, plants and animals? What are the obstacles – in political systems and in language – that hinder change and can we overcome them?

Hear from each of our speakers, followed by a short group discussion and then Q&A. Let’s talk people, place and planet in the present tense.

Presented in partnership with WOMADelaide’s Planet Talks Programme.

Embiggen Books will be our bookseller at this event.