Rod Quantock: Guest speaker desertSMART Gala Dinner

We are pleased to announce that we will be entertained by comedian and climate change commentator, Rod Quantock at the desertSMART Gala Dinner on Friday 9th August 2013.

Rod Quantock is an award-winning comedian who has been researching, writing and performing shows about climate change and sustainability for 10 years.

He has read the literature and interviewed scientists and experts and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the background science, current research and the challenges and solutions for living on a finite planet.

He understands that climate change isn’t the only issue. He talks about peak water, peak oil, peak food, peak money, peak everything. And he dares talk about the pachyderm in the parlour: peak population.

His shows have won acclaim and taken him around the country. He has given keynote addresses at university and academic conferences and has spoken at countless climate change and sustainability events for local government, the private sector, community groups and in schools.

Rod’s unique ability to mix the hard message with comedy overcomes one of the great challenges of climate action: communication.

From the carbon cycle to the looming resource crisis and population over-shoot, Rod brings clarity and honesty to the greatest issues of this or any other age – and makes you laugh about it. He will tell you why you should act on climate and what to do.

Rod also speaks in secondary schools on the history of mathematics.

When he is not working as a freelance writer, performer and speaker he is a prominent environmental, social and political activist.

Rod will join Tanya Ha,  TV Presenter and Sustainable Living Advocate, and local musical act “The Garden Trio” at the desertSMART Gala Dinner

Tickets to the desertSMART Gala Dinner are $75 and can be bought from

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