Will Stef­fen

Climate change warrior

Will Stef­fen

Climate change warrior

Exec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or of the Aus­trali­an Nation­al University’s Cli­mate Change Insti­tute, Pro­fess­or Will Stef­fen, takes us on a jour­ney through the sci­ence meas­ur­ing humanity’s effect on the plan­et. Using tan­gible, real meas­ures, Will shows us the pro­found change in the plan­et since the Indus­tri­al Revolu­tion and argues that now, more than at any oth­er time, human­ity is the single most influ­en­tial factor in glob­al changes; so much so that we should recog­nise that now is the age of man­kind – The Anthro­po­cene.

That the Earth’s sur­face is warm­ing is unequi­voc­al, and there is also strong agree­ment among­st the vast major­ity of cli­mate change sci­ent­ists that anthro­po­gen­ic emis­sions of green­house gases… are the primary cause.

Deal­ing with cli­mate change demands new types of know­ledge – every bit as demand­ing and rig­or­ous as tra­di­tion­al aca­dem­ic know­ledge but more integ­rated and con­nec­ted, and more closely linked to prac­ti­tion­ers search­ing for solu­tions to the cli­mate change chal­lenge.

Will Stef­fen heads the Aus­trali­an Nation­al University’s Cli­mate Change Insti­tute and has proven often that he is unafraid of facing the deni­al­ists head on, par­tic­u­larly chal­len­ging Sen­at­or Steve Field­ing in a scath­ing let­ter made pub­lic last year in Crikey.

If you want the truth on cli­mate change, backed by solid sci­ence, Will Stef­fen is your man.