Saturday, January 27, 2007

Australian Of The Year

Apart from spending some quality time with D on Australia day, one of the highlights on the day was to watch on TV 'Australian of the Year 2007' live. Since 1960 Australia has celebrated the achievement and contribution of citizens through the Australian of the Year Awards. The awards profile leading Australians who are role models for us.

This year's winner is Prof Tim Flannery, who had helped millions of Australian better appreciate and understand the environment. He has encouraged Australians into new ways of thinking about our environmental history and future ecological challenges.

Tim is one of the world's leading scientists and an internationally acclaimed explorer and environmentalist. He has shown that human activity is drastically altering the Earth's climate and these changes will have a devastating effect on life on this planet unless we change our behaviours.

9 comments:

audrey` said...

Hi Kitty

Happy Australia's Day!
Enjoy yourself =)

Wanna vote for Australian Blogger Award?

Kitty Cheng said...

Thank you Audrey!
What is Australian Blogger Award? If there was such an award, my friend Darren Rowse from Living Room will certainly win. He is instrumental in my blog writing.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

The award had no political motivation behind it?

Personally it is better when they give awards like that to people not involved in controversy.

God Bless

Matthew

Ross said...

Kudos to Tim Flannery on his award. It was refreshing to see it go to someone apart from a sporting figure. What's the only surefire way to avoid contributing to environmental catastrophe? Joining the Amish?

Kitty Cheng said...

Matthew, I don't believe the award had any political motivation behind it. And I don't think Tim is involved in controversy either. What he writes and talks about is from scientific research and based on facts.

How are you enjoying Japan?

God Bless!

Kitty Cheng said...

How do you join the Amish Ross?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Kitty, Japan is great. I am really enjoying being here.

How does one decide which scientifix theory is a fact? By the views of the majority of scientists? In which case, the facts change with the views of the majority.

Identifying particular theories as facts is a problematic business.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Kitty Cheng said...

Matthew, I see where you are coming from. From my humble point of view, what Tim has been doing has certaily contributed a lot to Australia, and the world indeed, whether you identify with his theories or not.

Ross said...

I suppose you find an Amish community, and once you go through their initiation rites, you're in.