Tim Flannery: Here on Earth

Medean or Gaian impacts

Timothy Roberts

 

 

Here on Earth: An Argument for Hope
by Tim Flannery
Text Publishing, $34.95 pb, 334 pp, 9781921656668

 

Tim Flannery’s books are not known for their uplifting qualities. The Future Eaters (1994) and The Eternal Frontier (2001) both relate the rapid extermination of hapless (yet presumably delicious) megafauna by the human inhabitants of the Australian and North American land masses, while The Weather Makers (2005) grimly catalogues modern humans’ catastrophic effects on Earth’s climate.

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Published in February 2011 no. 328
Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts is a Melbourne-based writer whose current interests include Victorian literature, evolutionary biology and Roman history. His essays, reviews and articles have been published in The Age, College Literature, The Australian Rationalist, The New Matilda and The European Legacy, among many others. He is also the author of four student guides to classic and modern works of literature. Much of his writing can be found on his website.

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