Julian Cribb ‘Surviving the 21st century’

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Thursday, 1 February 2018 - 12:30pm

Julian’s book, The Coming Famine (2010) explored the question of how we can feed 10 billion humans this century. His book, Poisoned Planet (2014) examines the contamination of the Earth system and humanity by anthropogenic chemicals and how to prevent it. His latest book Surviving the 21st Century (Springer 2017) deals with the existential crisis facing humanity in our time - and what we can do about it.

Julian Cribb is an Australian author and science communicator. He is principal of Julian Cribb & Associates which provide specialist consultancy in the communication of science, agriculture, food, mining, energy and the environment. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE) and a member of the ANU Emeritus Faculty.

His career includes appointments as newspaper editor, scientific editor for The Australian newspaper, director of national awareness for CSIRO, member of numerous scientific boards and advisory panels, and president of national professional bodies for agricultural journalism and science communication. His published work includes over 8000 articles, 3000 science media releases and eight books. He has received 32 awards for journalism. Julian is an internationally-acclaimed author.