Author(s): TOM. DOIG
If much of the world can work together to beat a deadly
pandemic, imagine what might happen if we turned our
collective energy to tackling the climate crisis.
The devastating summer of Australian bush fi res underlined
the terrifying sense of a world pushed to the brink. Then
came Covid-19, and with it another dramatic shift. Fears
have been raised that the all-consuming e ort to control
the pandemic will distract us from the long-term challenge
of limiting catastrophic climate change. At the same time,
many people are hoping for a post-pandemic ‘new normal’: a
cleaner, greener, fairer and safer world.
This BWB Text brings together researchers, commentators,
activists and writers to bear witness to the current crisis.
What life-changing events have they experienced as
individuals deeply engaged in climate issues? What are
people fearing and hoping for in the uncertain years to come?
About the editor
Tom Doig is an author, academic and journalist. He is the
author of three nonfi ction books, has a PhD in Literary
Journalism from Monash University (Melbourne) and
currently teaches creative writing at Massey University,