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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 6:30pm
Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street Sydney
New South Wales

Dr. Michael Mann, distinguished American climatologist and geophysicist best known for his research presenting the alarming ‘hockey stick’ graph, is joining us in Sydney for a very special event.

How to Win the New Climate War: The Plan to Take Back Our Planet from Polluters

The impacts of climate change now play out daily in the news cycle and on our social media feeds. Coastal inundation, withering heat waves and droughts, devastating floods, unprecedented wildfires: the climate crisis has arrived.

As a consequence, fossil fuel interests can no longer claim nothing is happening and have shifted to “soft denial”, distraction and delay in their effort to prevent climate action.

Dr. Michael Mann's experiences on the front lines of the battle to communicate climate science give him a unique insight into what steps we can take now to defend our planet from assault by polluting interests.

Attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear from Dr Mann on this Australian visit, while funds raised for this event will support bringing Dr Mann here to work with UNSW in early 2020 during Australia's most intensive climate change impact season.

Craig Reucassel, writer and comedian best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on The War on Waste, will be our MC for the night.

Following his presentation, Dr Mann will be joined on stage by Lucy Manne and Nicholas Milyari Fitzpatrick, two campaigners leading the fight against the fossil fuel industry here in Australia for discussion and Q&A.

Lucy Manne is CEO of 350 Australia, our local chapter of a global grassroots people-powered movement working to hold leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. Lucy is a longtime activist in movements for climate and social justice, and has recently joined 350 Australia where she is excited to both tackle the fossil fuel industry responsible for this crisis, and stand in solidarity with frontline communities.

Nicholas Milyari Fitzpatrick is a Yanyuwa and Garawa man from Borroloola and is Seed’s Remote Community Organiser in the Northern Territory. Nick has been a strong youth leader in the Aboriginal community-led campaign to ban fracking in Northern Territory for many years. Nick is passionate about climate justice and ensuring that remote Aboriginal communities are supported to protect country from fracking and to build opportunities for sustainable jobs on country.

This event will take place on unceded Gadigal land. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that there can be no climate justice without justice for First Nations people. This event will begin with a Welcome to Country from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.

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