Our climate change debates (and cascading extreme events) can be depressing. So, what an absolute and complete pleasure to speak with Anika about her new book Our Sunburnt Country, writing, storytelling and cultivating climate courage and action with optimism, hope and excitement. Yes! Genuine, informed excitement!
Anika knows her stuff. Not only is she super well informed, she’s fabulously authentic and warm. In times when worldly cynicism, sophistry and spin, can cloud our gaze on real opportunities that are out there for positive change, Anika bravely puts out the call for justice, responsibility and vision. She tells the story of multiple and many solutions, the benefits, and offers practical, inspiring pathways and tools for all of us to consider to help be the leaders we need, to take action and fuel what she calls the ‘accelerators’ for social tipping points and change.
Anika’s book is beautifully written and a pleasure to read, as Matthew Evans says in his praise for Our Sunburnt Country:
'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 heart-warming tale of how to help heal the planet.'
- MATTHEW EVANS, CHEF AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR
I loved speaking with Anika and her positive, forward-looking spirit.
“Rather than tell stories that are reactive and oppositional, share stories that are optimistic and propositional”
Our Sunburnt Country does just that. Bravo and thank you Anika!
Farmer, scientist and storyteller Anika Molesworth lives and works on Wilyakali land, the traditional home of the Wilyakali people.
Dr. Anika Molesworth is a recognised thought-leader of agro-ecological systems resilience and international farming development, giving her a holistic perspective of farming and food system issues at a global scale. With a passion for rural communities and healthy ecosystems, she is committed to helping to create sustainable and vibrant rural landscapes now and for the future. She is a Founding Director of Farmers for Climate Action – a national network of over 5,000 Australian farmers undertaking climate change action. In 2017, she presented at TEDxYouthSydney the talk “Farmers are key to a better future.” She is also the author of the book, Our Sunburnt Country. Awards include 2015 Young Farmer of the Year, and 2017 Young Australian of the Year NSW Finalist.
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