HERE I AM | Jonica Newby's Beyond Climate Grief

A picture of the front cover of Jonica Newby's book 'Beyond climate grief', with a photograph of Jonica Newby beside it.

How do we find courage when climate change overwhelms us emotionally?

In this magical, often funny and deeply moving personal story, 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, comedians Charlie Pickering and Craig Reucassel and 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 shore up courage for 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 in us.

How do we talk about the things we can’t bear to think about? Jonica Newby finds a way with warmth, humour, honesty and stunning writing. An extraordinary book.’ — Charlie Pickering

‘Brilliantly researched, intensely personal and raw, this is the book we all need right now.’ — Jane Caro

Dr Jonica Newby is a science reporter, author, speaker, TV presenter and director, best known for her two decades on ABC TV’s popular weekly science program, Catalyst. She has twice won Australia’s most prestigious science journalism prize, the Eureka Award, and is recipient of a World TV Award.

This event is being organised and run by the Kambri at ANU team.