The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia

Free Public Lecture

The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia

Basement Theatre (B117)
Melbourne School of Design
Masson Road


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Join award-winning climate scientist and writer Dr Joëlle Gergis as she shares her fascinating journey through Australia to unearth our climate history.

Joëlle's new book, Sunburnt Country (MUP, 2018), pieces together Australia’s climate history for the first time. It uncovers a continent long vulnerable to climate extremes and variability, gives an unparalleled perspective on how human activities have altered patterns that have been with us for millions of years, and what climate change looks like in our own backyard. Sunburnt Country highlights the impact of a warming planet on Australian lifestyles and ecosystems and the power we all have to shape future life on Earth.

Presented by the Faculty of Science, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) and Melbourne University Publishing.

Books will be available for purchase and signing by Joëlle after the event.


  •  Sally Heath
    Sally Heath, Executive Publisher
  • Professor David Karoly
    Professor David Karoly, Leader of the Climate Change Hub in the National Environmental Science Program
  • Dr Joëlle Gergis
    Dr Joëlle Gergis,