Planet Earth: Inspirations and Thoughts from a Planet Warrior
A book of inspirational quotes from Australia's most valued and committed conservationist.
In his first speech in the Senate, Bob Brown raised the threat posed by climate change. It has taken 10 years for politicians to finally begin to acknowledge the causes and effects of climate change.
Since 1996, Bob has continued to take a courageous, and often politically lonely, stand on issues around the saving of our planet, whether they have a local or international focus: saving Tasmania’s ancient forests, opposing the dumping of nuclear waste in Australia, protesting against Japanese whaling, the protection of rainforests and a host of other campaigns.
In 2010 Bob led the Australian Greens to a historic result with more than 1.6 million Australians voting for the Greens. In 2012 Bob stepped down as Leader of the Australian Greens, and then retired from the Senate. Since then he has continued to campaign on conservation issues across Australia and the world.
This book is both an inspiration and a call to action: Bob Brown's words are a clear message on the issues facing our planet yet his positive approach is an inspiration to us all.
About the Author:
Bob Brown is an Australian politician, author, photographer and lifelong activist who rose to prominence when he led the campaign to save the Franklin River in the 1980s. After 10 years in the Tasmanian parliament, he was elected to the Australian Senate in 1996, where he served for 16 years. He was leader of the Australian Greens from 2005 to 2012, when he retired as leader of the Greens and then retired from parliament. Bob Brown was the founder of Bush Heritage which today has 8.86 million hectares under conservation management and through the Bob Brown Foundation he continues to support campaigns to protect ecosystems, species and wild and scenic heritage.
Dimensions: H 18.2cm x W 13cm
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publication Date: 2019
Number of Pages: 232