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Pan Macmillan, Media Release.
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Author: Anika Molesworth

The climate crisis is not imminent. It is here.

Anika Molesworth fell in love with her family’s farm, a sheep station near Broken Hill, at an early age. She formed a bond with the land as though it were a member of her family. When the Millennium Drought hit, though, bringing with it extreme heat and dust storms, the future she’d always imagined for herself began to seem impossible.

As she began to learn more about the causes of – and the solutions to – the extreme weather that was killing her land and her livelihood, Anika became fired up and determined to speak out. Talking to farmers and food producers all around the world, she began to realise that there was a way forward that could be both practical and sustainable – if only we can build up the courage to take it.

Beautifully written and full of hope, Our Sunburnt Country shows that there is a way to protect our land, our food and our future, and it is within our grasp.

Praise for Our Sunburnt Country:

‘A personal journey spurred by climate change in the west of NSW, learning what can be done and why it is worth doing.’ – Ross Garnaut

‘This is an important, accessible and evocative book written by a farmer and scientist in that most vital of spaces: the future of our Earth. Our Sunburnt Country is a must-read for politicians, policy-makers, scientists, farmers, urban inhabitants, and all we consumers – and particularly for our youth. This book can be part of the solution.’ – Charles Massy

‘In a hope-filled, personal tale framed by her family farm in a sun-baked landscape, Anika Molesworth weaves philosophy, science and a poet’s eye into a heartwarming tale of how to help heal the planet.’ – Matthew Evans, chef and bestselling author’

Our young farmers face the worst effects of climate change, but they also have the most solutions. In Australia our climate debate can be depressing. In the hands of Anika Molesworth it is uplifting and full of hope.’ – Craig Reucassel, host of War On Waste

‘Anika Molesworth invites us to imagine a better future. Read this book and be inspired.’ – Michael E. Mann, internationally bestselling author

Author information

Anika Molesworth is a passionate advocate for sustainable farming, environmental conservation and climate change action. Hailing from her family’s sheep station near Broken Hill, Anika is an agroecologist with a Masters of Sustainable Agriculture, and a PhD in Agricultural Science. She has been working in international agricultural development for the past six years, giving her a holistic perspective of agricultural issues at global scale. Anika is a founding director of Farmers for Climate Action, she writes frequently on her own website Climate Wise Agriculture and is a prominent youth voice in rural Australia with the Youth Voices Leadership Team.

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Book information

  • ISBN: 9781760982744
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 31/08/2021
  • Category: Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning / The environment, Biography & True Stories / Biography: general
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: $34.99

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