Tim Flannery

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Tim Flannery will take up a position at Sydney's Macquarie University in the Division of Environmental and Life Sciences in mid-2007. [1][2] He was Director of the South Australian Museum until he resigned from the position in August 2007. He is also a "councillor" of the Copenhagen Climate Council and the World Future Council. He has invested in Geodynamics, a business venture involved in geothermal power.

Flannery, Purves & WWF

Since November 2002 Flannery has been a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a group funded by the Purves Environmental Fund to propose measures to address major environmental issues. To date its primary focus has been on the allocation of water in major river systems. While the group describes itself as being "independent", the non-government organisation WWF Australia states on its website that it "convened" the group. [3][4]

The founder of the fund, Robert Purves, is also the President of the non-government organisation WWF Australia. In the acknowledgements of his book The Weather Makers, Flannery notes that "Rob Purves encouraged me from the start, and a grant from the Purves Foundation for the Environment (sic) made it possible for me to complete the work." The website for the book, also states: "grateful acknowledgements to the sponsors of this site: the WWF-Australia and the Purves Environmental Fund." Flannery is also a defender of Purves and his vision that the environmental movement should be more collaborative with business. "It was a breath of fresh air when Rob came along. He is extremely intelligent, obviously well connected and used to getting things done, which is not what a lot of scientists or environmental groups are very good at. I'm not interested in ideology," Flannery said. [5]

Books By Flannery

  • The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People, Grove Press, 1994, ISBN 0-8021-3943-4 ISBN 0-7301-0422-2
  • The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and its Peoples, Grove Press, May 2002 (Reprint). ISBN-10 0802138888
  • Tim Flannery, Throwim Way Leg: An Adventure, Grove Press, March 2000. ISBN 1-876485-19-1
  • Tim Flannery, Country: a continent, a scientist & a kangaroo, Text Publishing, January 2005. ISBN-10 1920885765
  • with Peter Schouten, A Gap in Nature, Atlantic Monthly Press, October 2001. ISBN 1-876485-77-9
  • with Peter Schouten, Astonishing Animals, ISBN 1-920885-21-8
  • Tim Flannery, The Weather Makers: The History & Future Impact of Climate Change, Text Publishing, 2005, ISBN 1-920885-84-6
  • Tim Flannery, We Are the Weather Makers, Text Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-921145-34-X

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Biographical Notes

Articles by Flannery

  • Tim Flannery, "The power beneath our feet", 'Sydney Morning Herald, September 26, 2005.
  • Tim Flannery, "Nuclear future: Despite the cost and the dangers of nuclear power, climate change is strengthening the case for its more widespread use", Sydney Morning Herald, September 26, 2005.
  • Tim Flannery, "Future perfect: Governments and business won't lead the way, but good citizens can make a difference", Sydney Morning Herald, September 27, 2005.
  • Tim Flannery, "No Nukes", Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald, August 5, 2006. (The article title has the No in "No Nukes" crossed out).
  • Tim Flannery, "Burnt and hostile: just what we need", Sydney Morning Herald, December 21, 2006. (An article promoting geothermal power).
  • Tim Flannery, "Burnt and hostile: just what we need", Sydney Morning Herald, December 21, 2006.

Articles on Flannery & Nuclear Power

Other Articles

  • Cam Walker, "Beautiful lies: population and environment", Chain Reaction magazine, #91, September 2004. (A review of Tim Flannery's Quarterly Essay (QE): Beautiful Lies; population and environment in Australia.)
  • Brad Norington, "Critics' 'conspiracy' perplexes Flannery", The Australian, February 19, 2007.
  • Richard Guillatt, Can this man save the earth?, The Weekend Australian Magazine, May 19-20, 2007. pp. 20-25.
  • Fondation Segré Board, organizational web page, accessed March 13, 2019.