Events In Conversation with Jonica Newby on 'Beyond Climate Grief'

Boffins Books in collaboration with the State Library of Western Australia are delighted to host Jonica Newby for an in-conversation event on 'Beyond Climate Grief'.

Jonica will be joined in conversation with The Australian newspaper reporter Victoria Laurie and special guest appearance by renowned ABC Science Show host, Robyn Williams.

How do we find courage when climate change overwhelms us? In the spirit of Julia Baird's Phosphorescence and Leigh Sales's Any Ordinary Day, this magical, often funny and deeply moving personal story by award-winning science reporter Jonica Newby explores how to navigate the emotional turmoil of climate change.


After researching what global warming will do to the snow country she loves, Newby plummeted into a state of profound climate grief. And if she was struggling, she wondered, how was everyone else coping? What should parents tell their anxious kids? How might we all live our best lives under the weight of this fearsome knowledge? Then reality outstripped imagination as her family was swept up in the apocalyptic 2020 fires.

Featuring illuminating conversations with singer-songwriter Missy Higgins, and comedians Charlie Pickering and Craig Reucassel, the wisdom of business leader Mike Cannon-Brookes, practical advice from psychological and scientific experts, incredible accounts from everyday heroes, plus inspiring stories from the climate strike kids, Beyond Climate Grief provides guidance and emotional sustenance to help us face the uncertainties ahead. It reminds us of the love, beauty and wonder in the world, even amidst disaster. And how we all have a touch of epic hero inside. 


Jonica Newby grew up in Perth, WA, and is a science reporter, author, TV presenter and director best known for her two decades on ABC TV's popular weekly science program, Catalyst. She has twice won the Eureka Award, Australia's most Prestigious science journalism prize, and is a recipient of a World TV Award. Originally trained as a veterinarian, her first book was The Animal Attraction.

Can't make it? We'll happily have a copy of Jonica Newby's 'Beyond Climate Grief' signed for you.  Simply contact us via phone, email and in-store and we'll take care of the rest.


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