The Long Goodbye: Coal, coral and Australia’s climate deadlock

The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Extreme weather is becoming all too familiar. Yet when it comes to action on climate change, division and paralysis rule the land.

Join author and journalist, Anna Krien, for an in-conversation on her vivid, urgent essay, The Long Goodbye (Quarterly Essay, 2017) exploring the psychology and politics of a warming world. From the frontlines of Australia’s climate wars – the Reef, the Galilee and Bowen basins, South Australia, to the Adani mine, with its toxic politics and controversial economics. Talking to power workers and scientists, lobbyists and activists, Krien considers where climate change is taking us, and where effective action is to be found.

To read an extract from the essay Click Here

This talk is part of NT Writers’ Centre’s 2018 Year of True Stories.

Anna Krien is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests and Quarterly Essay 45 Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals and Quarterly Essay 67 The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock. Her work has been published in the Monthly, the Age, the Big Issue, Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Stories, Griffith Review and frankie. In 2014 she won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in the UK.

Friday 23 February 2018
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Alice Springs Public Library
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