Who's Speaking?

James Hansen

James is the world's highest-profile climate scientist. He's been combatting climate change since 1988, when he alerted Congress of the impending danger that is global warming. Hansen was also the head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies from 1981 to 2013. He recently retired from NASA so that he could be more active in the climate movement. 

James will be joining us via live video-link (including Q&A) from the USA.

Tim Flannery
Australian of the Year in 2007, Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s best-known scientists. Since 2011, Tim and the Climate Commission, which he is head of, have gained significant national and global media attention for research into the impacts of climate change in Australia, especially extreme weather.
Political Q&A
Power Shift is eight weeks out from the Federal Election. This is your best chance to ask the pointy questions to some of Australia’s most important decision makers. We’re talking to all three major parties, in order to lock in MPs for the Q&A. Start thinking of your own questions! No shoe throwing allowed.
Samah Hadid
Samah is the Australian Director of The Global Poverty Project and a women’s rights and anti poverty campaigner. She's advised national governments and international organisations on youth policy, multiculturalism and human rights issues. She was also a member of the UN Expert Meeting Group on Youth.

Power Shift 2013 Video