What future? Interview with Ross Macleay
Ross Macleay is a Bellingen botanist and philosopher, a bush regenerator, educator and recent Chair of Bellinger Landcare. He has contributed generously to all the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festivals. For Plus 20, an ABC Open look at the world in 2035, I asked Ross a few questions.
He wrote in his excellent collection of essays Nature/Culture (North Bank, 2005) that, ‘things look pretty bleak to me’ but ‘whether you are an optimist or a pessimist seems irrelevant’. I ask him to expand: