About Tim Hall

‘Close to perfect’ is how Tim’s teacher described him in grade six. Admittedly, Ms Jones was referring to his hair’s ability to start a fire from scratch. Tim describes himself as the ‘freshest ginger you’ll ever find,’ but he faces some stiff competition from other Verb writers. He has just finished writing an honours thesis on the social impacts of bushfire and conservation regulations in bushfire-prone areas as part of his Arts degree. Tim is also a closet wine snob, as he grew up working on wineries.

Latest from Tim Hall

Hits of 2012

Tim Hall | January 9th, 2013

It was a big year for The Verb. A name change (no longer Speak Your Mind); an award (WWF inaugural Eco-Blog of the Year); a growing team of reporters; big

The Six To Watch At COP18

Tim Hall | November 27th, 2012

With 17,000 people descending Doha, Qatar for the next round of UN climate change negotiations over the next fortnight, you’d be forgiven if you couldn’t remember who was who. Here

Governments Happy with the Future We Want

Tim Hall | June 23rd, 2012

Rio+20 has ended with world leaders approving the “Future We Want” declaration. The document, which came under intense criticism from civil society and some nations, was approved by over 100

Leaked Postcard from Rio+20 Diplomat to his Daughter!

Tim Hall | June 22nd, 2012

Exclusive at The Verb: Dear Sarah, I acknowledge you would like it here in Rio, and encourage you to establish a plan to arriving here in the future! Such lovely

Future We (Don’t) Want

Tim Hall | June 22nd, 2012

What’s up with the Rio Text? The “Future We Want” document has now been agreed upon by diplomats, and is currently being reviewed by heads of state in Rio. According

It’s Our Leaders That Are Behind

Tim Hall | June 20th, 2012

The final draft of the Rio+20 outcomes have now been finalised and awaits approval from world leaders. The draft is unsurprisingly weak on commitments and vague on timelines and definitions. It has received widespread

World Raises a Storm as Leaders Bunker Down

Tim Hall | June 20th, 2012

Thousands around the world demanded an end to fossil fuel subsidies as world leaders begin to gather in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The

One Step Forward, Four Steps Backward

Tim Hall | June 18th, 2012

Hearing your home country described as an environmentally backwards mining outpost is more than enough to fire up any young greenie. Especially when you’re not the one saying it. Being

Losing the Big Blue

Tim Hall | June 18th, 2012

Rio+20 needs to urgently address the crises of pollution and overfishing in order to save our oceans, say major NGOs and scientists. Speaking at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development