Our Sunburnt Country by Anika Molesworth
Anika Molesworth fell in love with her family’s farm, a sheep station near Broken Hill, at an early age. She formed a bond with the land as though it were a member of her family. When the Millennium Drought hit, though, bringing with it heatwaves and duststorms, the future she’d always imagined for herself began to seem impossible. As she learned more about the causes of – and the solutions to – the extreme weather that was killing her land and her livelihood, Anika became fired up and determined to speak out.
Talking to farmers and food producers all around the world, she soon realised that there was a way forward that could be both practical and sustainable – if only we can build up the courage to take it. Beautifully written and full of hope, Our Sunburnt Country shows that there is a way to protect our land, our food and our future, and it is within our grasp.
Praise for Our Sunburnt Country: ‘In Australia our climate debate can be depressing. In the hands of Anika Molesworth it is uplifting and full of hope.’ – Craig Reucassel ‘Anika Molesworth invites us to imagine a better future. Read this book and be inspired.’ – Michael E. Mann ‘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 heartwarming tale of how to help heal the planet.’ – Matthew Evans ‘This is an important, accessible and evocative book written by a farmer and scientist in that most vital of spaces: the future of our Earth. This book can be part of the solution.’ – Charles Massy ‘A personal journey spurred by climate change in the west of NSW, learning what can be done and why it is worth doing.’ – Ross Garnaut