Fire and “politicising tragedy”

A few days ago Adam Bandt, the Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens, made a statement connecting the current bushfires in New South Wales with the government’s inaction on climate change. Immediately, critics pounced on ...

Animal Death – Book Launch

Last week I had the pleasure of launching a new book called Animal Death, edited by Jay Johnston and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (Sydney UP, 2013). The little speech that I gave about the book is reproduced ...

Reflection on the anthropocene

I recently wrote a short reflective piece on the anthropocene, prompted by an encounter with an albatross. “As we approached this beautiful Laysan albatross nesting on the north shore of the island of Kaua’i, he ...