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I’m now working as a freelance consultant while working on my PhD – recent projects include:

I’ll be performing regularly in the 2013 Adelaide Fringe – information about some of those shows will appear here later.

December 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Sustainability and Environment

In many ways, ‘sustainability’ is the buzz word for a new millennium. As finite resources run low, levels of production and consumption increase. And while trends show that we are making the effort to live greener lives, the problem of pollution has not gone away, with the UK dumping more household waste into landfill than any other EU country. This books defines sustainability, outlines sustainability challenges and explores some possible solutions.

The information in this book comes from a wide range of sources and includes government reports and statistics, newspaper reports, features, magazine articles and surveys, literature from lobby groups and charitable organisations.

You can read more about this book on the publisher’s website; you can buy it there, or on Amazon.

Editor: Cobi Smith and Lisa Firth
Publisher: Independence Educational Publishers
ISBN: 978 1 86168 419 6
Published: January 2008

March 12, 2008 at 4:44 am Leave a comment

Climate Change

Climate change is as political as it is scientific. If people’s actions rather than natural phenomena are responsible for climate change, will altering our behaviour make any difference? This book looks at the debate about global warming, as well as at the causes and effects of climate change and their implications for the future.

The information in this book comes from a range of sources and includes government reports and statistics, newspaper articles, magazine features, surveys, and literature from lobby groups and charitable organisations.

You can read more about this book on the publisher’s website; you can buy it there, or on Amazon.

Editors: Cobi Smith and Lisa Firth
Publisher: Independence Educational Publishers
ISBN: 978 1 86168 424 0
Published: January 2008

February 4, 2008 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Australian of the Year brings climate change message to London

Australians travelling overseas should make the most of their time and offset their carbon emissions, according to Professor Tim Flannery, renowned scientist, author and 2007 Australian of the Year.

Professor Flannery spoke to a group of Australian expatriates about climate change at King’s College in London on World Environment Day last week.

“When I travel overseas I try to do as much as I can at once, and then get back to Australia and try to spend a lengthy time back home before I’ve got to come over again,” he said.

Professor Flannery talked about the impact of water deficits in Australia and how this is affecting major cities. However his main message was the importance of the UN climate summit in 2009, when a new international climate agreement could be made.

“If governments behave as selfishly, stupidly and secretly as they did at the last meeting, the climate change problem will continue,” he said.

Professor Flannery said it’s hard for Australians living overseas to get involved in debate back home, but there are still roles to play.

“One of the great things expats can do is act as a bridge between a country like the UK, which is doing so much, and Australia – so bring ideas back with you. I know it’s not easy to change the world, but there are lots of small things that can be done,” he said.

One small thing Professor Flannery wants people to do is change to more efficient light bulbs, rather than traditional incandescent ones. He said backpackers could do their bit to reduce carbon emissions by carrying compact fluorescent light bulbs and installing them as they travel. Australia has committed to banning incandescent light bulbs by 2010.

Professor Flannery’s visit to London coincided with the launch of his books, including his latest, ‘The Weather Makers’, in paperback in the UK.

Read this story in the Australian Times.

June 13, 2007 at 8:50 am Leave a comment


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