Maria Taylor is an award-winning journalist and former documentary film-maker whose work over more than three decades in both Australia and the United States has focused on sustainable resource management and environmental issues.
Her book — What Australia knew and buried… then framed a new reality for the public — was developed from PhD research at the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science of The Australian National University.
Taylor’s multi-disciplinary investigation of the public record and the input of science, politics, economics, journalism and contemporary mass media has revealed for the first time how and why Australia buried a once good understanding of global warming and climate change to arrive after 25 years at the confusion and stalemate we are still in today.
The book is written for both a general audience and interested scholars. Taylor lives and works in regional NSW near the national capital, where she publishes a monthly community newspaper The District Bulletin.