With our planet in peril and so many of our politicians in denial, more and more private citizens, including writers, feel compelled to take up the battle.
US science historian Naomi Oreskes exposed the web of vested interests behind US climate deniers with her book “Merchants of Doubt”.
Meanwhile, award-winning young Australian writer Anna Krienimmersed herself in the battle to save Tasmania’s wilderness in her debut book, “Into The Woods”.
They explain their similar passions, different strategies and what it’s like to make powerful enemies to the former Young Environmentalist of the Year, Amanda McKenzie.
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