Tim Flannery http://kplu.org en "Here on Earth" author shares optimism about global warming http://kplu.org/post/here-earth-author-shares-optimism-about-global-warming <p>One of the world&#39;s best-known thinkers about global climate change is Australian writer Tim Flannery. He&#39;s not only a best-selling author, he&#39;s also his country&#39;s first Chief Commissioner for Climate Change.</p><p>His latest book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Here-Earth-Natural-History-Planet/dp/080211976X"><em>Here on Earth: a Natural History of the Planet</em></a>, paints a hopeful picture of the future of human life on earth. He recently <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2014828771_br24flannery.html">gave a talk in Seattle</a>, where he said his message of optimism seemed to have trouble getting through to his audience.</p><p>KPLU&#39;s Bellamy Pailthorp caught up with him for an interview.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 01:30:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1793 at http://kplu.org "Here on Earth" author shares optimism about global warming