Today we're talking about climate change and the precarious position we are all in, threatened with the very collapse of our societies and the biosphere upon which they rest, all due to our inaction. Joining me to explore this sobering topic is Earth systems scientist Professor Will Steff. Will is a climate change expert and researcher at the Australian National University, Canberra. He's held many positions related to guiding our species back onto a sustainble climate trajectory. He was the Executive Director of the Australian National University's Climate Change Institute,he served as a Science Adviser to the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, he was a founding Climate Councillor of Australia's Climate Council, and has been an author and reviewer of five of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) assessments and special reports between 2000 and 2018.
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