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Upcoming 'Climate Change Denial' book launches in Sydney and Canberra

Posted on 10 May 2011 by John Cook

Over the next week, we will be launching Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand in Sydney (May 15) and Canberra (May 16). Former NSW premier Bob Carr will be launching the book in Sydney while John Hewson, former Leader of the Federal Opposition, will be launching the book in Canberra. All are welcome to attend the launches - but please RSVP if you're planning to attend (details below):


Where: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Sunday 15th May, 3.30 pm
The Honourable Bob Carr (former Premier of NSW)
Speakers: Dr Haydn Washington, Mr John Cook and Dr Andrew Glikson (ANU)
Gleebooks on (02) 9660 2333 or


Daltons Bookshop, 54 Marcus Clarke St, Civic, Canberra
Monday 16th May, 6 pm
Dr John Hewson, former Leader of the Federal Opposition
Speakers: Dr Haydn Washington, Mr John Cook and Dr Andrew Glikson (ANU)
Daltons Bookshop (02) 6249 1844

While we're in Canberra on Monday, a special Parliamentarian Edition of the book will be distributed to all Australian Federal MPs. It has a Joint Statement in the front signed by Bob Carr, John Hewson, Dick Smith and 7 climate scientists. The Joint Statement says:

‘Climate change denial is a non-partisan issue that goes beyond politics. Human-caused climate change is confirmed by every Academy of Science in the world, and 97% of practising climate scientists. There is no study that contradicts the fundamentals of climate change that has not been rebutted.  Climate change will have major impacts on Australia in the future, both on our environment and our economy. For this reason we commend this book to you, so that you can consider the problem of denial within society.’

I'll be posting more about this Parliamentarian Edition shortly.

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  1. Well, I already obtained it in Belgium, and read it eagerly ! I will keep recommending your book , which is encouraging in showing that denial may be managed by reason and faith in life. Thank you for this wide-encompassing treatment of the subject. It also encourages me in going to several of your references frequently cited in book.
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  2. The Vatican is suddenly calling for action on Climate Change, maybe Tony Abbott will hear that call.
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  3. Can we expect a dapper set of new attire at the launches?
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  4. #3 - Rob But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? :)
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  5. That's awesome to get Carr and Hewson behind this project.
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  6. John, will try to make the Canberra launch. Well done.
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  7. Comments by Dr Hewson should be interesting. Particularly to Tony Abbott.
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  8. So when can we expect you in Adelaide Mr Cook?
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  9. Yes, Adelaide. I was wondering about that too.
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  10. No plans for Adelaide or Melbourne, sorry. Haydn and my resources are limited and a tour of all capital cities is beyond us, I'm afraid :-(
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