In Conversation with Jonica Newby on 'Beyond Climate Grief'

Thursday 20 May 2021 06:00PM to 07:00PM
State Library Theatre

Join Boffins Books at the State Library of Western Australia for an in conversation event on Newby's book Beyond Climate Grief.  How do we find courage when climate change overwhelms us? In the spirit of Julia Baird's Phosphorescence and Leigh Sales's Any Ordinary Day, this magical, often funny and deeply moving personal story by award-winning science reporter Jonica Newby explores how to navigate the emotional turmoil of climate change.

ABOUT THE BOOK: After researching what global warming will do to the snow country she loves, Newby plummeted into a state of profound climate grief. And if she was struggling, she wondered, how was everyone else coping? What should parents tell their anxious kids? How might we all live our best lives under the weight of this fearsome knowledge? Then reality outstripped imagination as her family was swept up in the apocalyptic 2020 fires. Featuring illuminating conversations with singer-songwriter Missy Higgins, and comedians Charlie Pickering and Craig Reucassel, the wisdom of business leader Mike Cannon-Brookes, practical advice from psychological and scientific experts, incredible accounts from everyday heroes, plus inspiring stories from the climate strike kids, Beyond Climate Grief provides guidance and emotional sustenance to help us face the uncertainties ahead. It reminds us of the love, beauty and wonder in the world, even amidst disaster. And how we all have a touch of epic hero inside.

ABOUT JONICA NEWBY: Jonica Newby grew up in Perth, WA, and is a science reporter, author, TV presenter and director best known for her two decades on ABC TV's popular weekly science program, Catalyst. She has twice won the Eureka Award, Australia's most prestigious science journalism prize, and is a recipient of a World TV Award. Originally trained as a veterinarian, her first book was The Animal Attraction.

Ticket: $10
Ticket plus book: $37.00