CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULE (TBC) - In conversation with Julian Cribb

Julian Cribb will be in conversation with Bob Douglas on Julian's new book, Earth Detox. How and Why we Must Clean Up Our Planet, revealing that humanity's chemical emissions are a threat to civilisation on the scale of climate disruption.

Every person on our home planet is affected by a worldwide deluge of man-made chemicals and pollutants - most of which have never been tested for safety.Our chemical emissions are six times larger than our total greenhouse gas emissions. They are in our food, our water, the air we breathe, our homes and workplaces, the things we use each day. This universal poisoning affects our minds, our bodies, our genes, our grandkids, and all life on Earth.

Julian Cribb describes the full scale of the chemical catastrophe we have unleashed. He proposes a new Human Right - not to be poisoned.He maps an empowering and hopeful way forward: to rid our planet of these toxins and return Earth to the clean, healthy condition which our forebears enjoyed, and our grandchildren should too.

'Read it and be empowered to help turn back the chemical tsunami which is drowning us all.' Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe, Griffith University

Julian Cribb AM is an Australian author and science communicator. His career includes appointments as scientific editor of The Australian newspaper, director of national awareness for the CSIRO, editor of several newspapers, member of numerous scientific boards and advisory panels and president of national professional bodies for agricultural journalism and science communication. He is Co-founder at Council for the Human Future, a Fellow of: Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA), and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). His previous books include Food or War, Surviving the 21st Century and The Coming Famine.

Emeritus Professor Bob Douglas AO was, from 1989 to 2001, the Foundation Director of the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. His 40-year medical career involved clinical work as both a general practitioner and a specialist physician, research into the development and licensure of a pneumococcal vaccine, consultancies with WHO and other agencies in developing countries. Since 2001, he has helped to form Australia21, SEE-Change and has been a contributor to Transform Australia. He is a committed environmentalist and a founding member of the Council for the Human Future.

In accordance to the current COVID-19 guidelines in the ACT, attendees may have to wear masks to attend the event. Attendees are requested to review and follow ACT Health guidelines before attending the event.

This event is in association with Harry Hartog Bookshop. Books will be available for purchase on the evening in the Cultural Centre foyer. Pre-event book signings will be available from 6pm, and available again after the event until 8pm.

A bar will be open from 5.30pm in the Kambri Cultural Centre lobby for drinks preceding the conversation.