GoGet member and co-founder and Chair of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), Anna Rose, took on a big task in 2011 – to change the well-known climate sceptic Nick Minchin on climate change.
In an effort to change the former Finance Minister’s mind, Anna took Nick around the world meeting scientists and experts. The journey was filmed for the ABC documentary, I Can Change Your Mind on Climate Change and Anna wrote a book about the experience, Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic (Melbourne University Press).
In 2012, Anna and a team of AYCC volunteers have embarked on a three month long tour of Australia on the ‘Our Future: We’re Worth It!” tour. Anna and the team will speak at schools, public forums, Universities and libraries speaking to communities about climate change science, impacts and solutions.
To find out more (and to see whether Anna changed Nick Minchin’s mind!), check out the tour’s Facebook page, (www.facebook.com/MadlandsBook) Twitter (@annarose) and website (www.madlands.com.au)