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Publisher's Summary

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 extreme heat and dust storms, the future she'd always imagined for herself began to seem impossible. 

As she began to learn 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 began to realise 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.

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©2021 Anika Molesworth (P)2021 Macmillan Australia Audio

Critic Reviews

"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)

"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. Our Sunburnt Country is a must read for politicians, policymakers, scientists, farmers, urban inhabitants, and all we consumers - and particularly for our youth. This book can be part of the solution." (Charles Massy)

"Our young farmers face the worst effects of climate change, but they also have the most solutions. In Australia, our climate debate can be depressing. In the hands of Anika Molesworth it is uplifting and full of hope." (Craig Reucassel, host of War On Waste

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Much more than I expected

Brilliant poetic written voice makes the land scale comes live. Great balance with feelings snd the science of climate change. A must read for all ages!

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A stark yet hopeful analysis on climate action

Anika is obviously passionate and committed to action on climate change. She is also able to tell the story of the effects of climate change on her farm and her local community.

Tales of others affected all over the world add to her case that we need to act immediately.

The book ends with a very hopeful imagining of a carbon neutral (or even negative) future that makes it seem that we can turn things around.

Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about the climate crisis and how it’s affecting farming communities.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.