Chris Cunningham, the Author of Climate Change and the Cargo Cult Attended a Book Launch Event Organized by Reader’s Companion Bookstore
Reader’s Companion Bookstore launched the book of Chris Cunningham titled as Climate Change and The Cargo Cult on 8th May 2019. The author was overwhelmed by the turnover of the audience in the small town, Armidale. The drinks and nibbles were served to the people attending the event. 40 people showed up for the launch of the book which is quite a fair number in the city of 25000 residents. The book was introduced by the author’s professor Jim Walmsley ex-head of the department at UNE. A very fruitful discussion section took place after the launch.
The book gives insight into the threat, every living being is facing today, that is Climate Change. Author refers to the warning made by the Western World back in the 1970s that, economic activities of the world have reached to its utility point and further growth will cause more damage to the environment and atmosphere than benefit. The book holds the desire for the continuous growth of economic activities accountable for the abrupt climate changes occurring nowadays. It has now become inevitable to ignore the need to help the environment, we must step forward to save the planet earth by generating healthy and eco-friendly economic activities for a better future. The author emphasizes that people have to let go of their selfish and materialistic attitude to make wealth. To achieve the goal of healthy and improved life on earth, all the businesses, cultures and political strategies have to be reconsidered for a better future.
The author Chris Cunningham is married to Anne and has four children. He was born in Tamworth, NSW. He was an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. Before that, he was serving as a regional planning and policy advisor in the UK and Australia. He has studied Architecture and Town Planning from the University of Sydney. He is also a graduate of Geography and Economics from Macquarie University. He also received an award for his book about the early exploration of Sydney, named The Blue Mountains Rediscover. He has penned down many books and articles so far.