Author(s): Ian Lowe
"Can we reinvent The Lucky Country? In 1964, Donald Horne described Australia as 'a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck' in his iconic book.a Now, more than five decades later, internationally respected scientist and environmentalist Ian Lowe shows that little has changed after generations of short-sighted leadership. In his frank and fearless way, Lowe assesses the state of Australia in four key areas- our environment, population and society, geographical position, and unrelenting pursuit of economic growth.a Highlighting that the global economy and the environment are in crisis, Lowe illustrates the need u and the opportunity u to transform Australia into the world-leading model of sustainable development that we have the potential to become. A must-read, The Lucky Country?Reinventing Australiachallenges us all to consider the kind of future we want for our country and communities. "
Professor Ian Lowe AO is president of the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), emeritus professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University in Brisbane, as well as being an adjunct professor at Sunshine Coast University and Flinders University. His previous books include A Big Fix, Living in the Hothouseand A Voice of Reason. Professor Lowe has been a referee for the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program and the Millennium Assessment. He attended the Geneva, Kyoto and Copenhagen conferences of parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change. He was a member of the Australian delegation to the 1999 UNESCO World Conference on Science and has served on many advisory bodies to all levels of government.