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*ONLINE* Dr Joëlle Gergis - Humanity's Moment

In-conversation with Dr Sian Prior, writer and broadcaster.

2022-09-21 19:30:00 2022-09-21 20:30:00 Australia/Melbourne *ONLINE* Dr Joëlle Gergis - Humanity's Moment Joëlle shows us that the solutions we need to live sustainably already exist - we just need the social movement and political will to create a better world. Online

Wednesday, September 21
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-21 19:30:00 2022-09-21 20:30:00 Australia/Melbourne *ONLINE* Dr Joëlle Gergis - Humanity's Moment Joëlle shows us that the solutions we need to live sustainably already exist - we just need the social movement and political will to create a better world. Online

Joëlle shows us that the solutions we need to live sustainably already exist - we just need the social movement and political will to create a better world.

When climate scientist Joëlle Gergis set to work on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, the research she encountered kept her up at night. Through countless hours spent with the world’s top scientists to piece together the latest global assessment of climate change, she realised that the impacts were occurring faster than anyone had predicted.
 
In Humanity’s Moment, Joëlle takes us through the science in the IPCC report with clear-eyed honesty, explaining what it means for our future, while sharing her personal reflections on bearing witness to the heartbreak of the climate emergency unfolding in real time. But this is not a lament for a lost world. It is an inspiring reminder that human history is an endless tug-of-war for social justice. We are each a part of an eternal evolutionary force that can transform our world.

This book is a climate scientist’s guide to rekindling hope, and a call to action to restore our relationship with ourselves, each other and our planet.

Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning climate scientist and writer at the Australian National University. She is an internationally recognised expert in Australian and Southern Hemisphere climate variability and change who served as a lead author for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report – a global, state-of-the art review of climate change science.

Joëlle will be in conversation with Dr Sian Prior.  Sian is a writer, broadcaster, musician and teacher. She has presented programs on ABC Melbourne, ABC RN and ABC Classic, and has been a regular columnist for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. She teaches creative writing at RMIT University and runs her own online writing courses. Her first book, 'Shy: a memoir' was published in 2014 and her second, 'Childless: a Story of Freedom and Longing', in 2022 (Text Publishing). In the late 1980's Sian worked for the Australian Conservation Foundation, campaigning on global warming. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Talks |

TAGS: | recommended |

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Mon, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 15, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Aug 16, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Aug 16, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Cave
A social event for home schooling families.

Wed, Aug 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
The Reading Nest,Activity Room
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 17, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
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Wed, Aug 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
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Thu, Aug 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Aug 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch... more
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch 2 and 3. Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.
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Fri, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
Activity Room,The Reading Nest
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Fri, Aug 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with after-school activities including art, craft, games, tech activities, LEGO and more. Ages 8+ 

Sun, Aug 21, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 22, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Aug 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Wurdi Youang
Come dressed up as a book character and celebrate Book Week with us at The Dome!

Tue, Aug 23, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Aug 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
The Reading Nest,Activity Room
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 24, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Aug 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with a bit of art, craft, retro games, tech activities, and good company. Ages 15+

Thu, Aug 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Aug 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gathering Place
Learn crochet & chat about your crafty interests with others. This monthly gathering provides instruction and... more
Learn crochet & chat about your crafty interests with others. This monthly gathering provides instruction and practise in crochet basics. Tutorials and materials provided. Or BYO materials or project.

Thu, Aug 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch... more
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch 2 and 3. Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.
This event is full

Fri, Aug 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
Activity Room,The Reading Nest
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Fri, Aug 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with after-school activities including art, craft, games, tech activities, LEGO and more. Ages 8+ 

Sun, Aug 28, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Aug 29, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Aug 30, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Aug 31, 10:00am - 10:45am
The Reading Nest,Activity Room
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Aug 31, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Aug 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with a bit of art, craft, retro games, tech activities, and good company. Ages 15+

Thu, Sep 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Sep 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch... more
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch 2 and 3. Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.
This event is full

Fri, Sep 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
Activity Room,The Reading Nest
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Fri, Sep 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with after-school activities including art, craft, games, tech activities, LEGO and more. Ages 8+ 

Sun, Sep 04, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Sep 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Sep 05, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Sep 06, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Sep 07, 10:00am - 10:45am
The Reading Nest,Activity Room
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Sep 07, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Wed, Sep 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with a bit of art, craft, retro games, tech activities, and good company. Ages 15+

Thu, Sep 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Thu, Sep 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch... more
Join us for Code Club and take a tour of Scratch 1 or stretch your coding muscles with advanced projects in Scratch 2 and 3. Ages 8-15. Bookings essential.
This event is full

Fri, Sep 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
Activity Room,The Reading Nest
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Fri, Sep 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Mix it up with after-school activities including art, craft, games, tech activities, LEGO and more. Ages 8+ 

Sun, Sep 11, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Sep 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Reading Nest
Dance, sing and read along with your child at our action-packed Toddler Time program.

Mon, Sep 12, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Sep 13, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.

Tue, Sep 13, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Cave
A social event for home schooling families.

Wed, Sep 14, 10:00am - 10:45am
The Reading Nest,Activity Room
Help your child discover the magic of stories and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Wed, Sep 14, 11:30am - 11:50am
The Reading Nest
Join us for a fun-filled interactive session of songs and rhymes for babies and carers.