Our Sunburnt Country
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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.
When you buy Our Sunburnt Country directly from the author, you will receive a signed copy of the book, a personal card of thanks and a bookmark!
- ISBN: 9781760982744
- Format: Trade Paperback
- Pub Date: 31/08/2021
- Category: Biography, Earth sciences, geography, environment, food, farming, climate change
- Imprint: Macmillan Australia
- Price: $34.99
- Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4
- Weight (kg): 0.4
Our Sunburnt Country is a book on climate change and the food system - and it explores both the challenges and the solutions.
Bringing together stories and ideas from farmers, nutritionists, climate scientists, chefs, and social entrepreneurs, my book aims to deliver a compelling vision for improving the food system.
So what is the book about?
The climate crisis is not imminent. It is here. Farmers are being challenged today and this concerns everyone who eats food.
But how do we simultaneously achieve good health for people and our planet?
This book shares the story of the humanity entangled in the climate crisis throughout the food system. In order to look after the food system and the environment, we need to recognise the connection people have to nature, understand why we are crossing Earth’s boundaries, and how we as individuals can influence positive change and secure a better future for our world and all the precious life it holds. Ultimately, it is my hope that the reader will find knowledge, skills, inspiration and courage from within these pages.
'Drawing upon her diverse and rich experiences as a scientist, farmer, and author, Anika Molesworth invites us to imagine a better future—one where we find a way to live cooperatively and sustainably on this finite planet we call home. Read this book and be inspired to help make her vision a reality.'
Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and author of The New Climate War
'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, economist and author of Superpower
'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. This book can be part of the solution.'
Charles Massy, author of Call of the Reed Warbler
'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
'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