Anna Rose, environmental activist and co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, goes on a journey around the world with former Liberal Party powerbroker Nick Minchin in tow. She’s on a mission: to see if she can change the mind of one sceptic, and with him, the views of a nation confused about the science behind the biggest threat humanity has ever faced.
Through the eyes of one young Australian, we’re invited to step back and look at the bigger picture of what we know about climate change, and what we don’t. Madlands is part travel story, part scientific exploration, part tale of self-discovery, and part call to arms. It is written to inform, entertain and ultimately to change the debate on climate change in Australia.
BILL MCKIBBEN, bestselling author of Eaarth and End of Nature
“This is a first class read. I love Anna Rose’s passion. Ironically, experiencing the moral and intellectual stubbornness and intransigence of the likes of Minchin should serve to open the hearts and minds of many others”
TIM FLANNERY, scientist and bestselling author of The Weather Makers.
“Anna Rose is perceptive and passionate. This inspiring book is about the divide between Australians. The developing world needs action on climate change. If we fail, it will condemn their development and thwart their attempts to feed their citizens.”
NATALIE PA’APA’A, lead singer of Blue King Brown
“This is a deeply engaging book, a great read; full of information, woven with personal experience, honesty and passion. A global tour that uncovers the facts, realities, myths and misconceptions about climate change, and a whole lot more. Highly recommended!”