Quarterly Essay – meh.


Now or Never: A Sustainable Future for Australia?
Tim Flannery
Quarterly Essay 31, 2008

The title would lead you to think that the essay would be about the current situation in Australia, the balance of forces, the allies and opponents of moving towards “sustainability”. You would be wrong. This is instead a broad brushstroke picture of the history of the planet, its carbon pollution problem, it’s oceans etc. And a few random thoughts about geo-thermal and eating meat thrown in at the end. Sorry, but I learnt very little from it. Glad I got it from the library rather than shelled out 20 bucks.



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