Award-winning US climate journalist Dahr Jamail will speak at the Mullum Civic Memorial Hall on Wednesday June 26 from 7pm.
Jamail spent a decade as a war correspondent and was one of the first reporters on the ground in Iraq to denounce the war as an illegal invasion.
Initially vilified by the mainstream press, he went on to win numerous prestigious awards for journalism, including the 2018 Izzy Award, considered the highest honour for independent journalism in the USA.
For the past five years, Jamail has concentrated almost exclusively on climate disruption and has become one of the foremost climate journalists in the world.
In his recent book The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption Jamail travels the globe interviewing people who are affected by climate change firsthand.
He examines climate science, its implications and the challenges that climate change poses to every living thing on the planet.
Above all, Jamail invites us to consider how life might be lived in the face of this existential threat.
‘His is one of the most critically important voices of our time’, say event organisers, The Ngara Institute.
They say they are delighted to be supporting this event – ‘an unmissable opportunity to listen to one of the most critically important voices of our time’.
For more information visit www.dahrjamail.net.