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A vision for Australian sustainability – Tim Flannery to speak

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on September 18th, 2008

The Faculty of Science of Monash University presents a public lecture by Professor Tim Flannery on Monash University 50th Anniversary.

What: Public lecture “A vision for Australian sustainability” by Professor Tim Flannery, 2007 Australian of the Year and 2008 Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Free Event.
When: Thursday, 25 September 2008, 6-7pm
Where: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne (view venue map)
RSVP: Register online by Tuesday 23 September 2008

Please contact Sarah Wall on 9903 4802 for more information.

Sometime this century, after 4 billion years, some of Earths regulatory systems will pass from control through evolution by natural selection to control by human intelligence. Will humanity rise to the challenge? Join Professor Tim Flannery (MSc 1981), writer, scientist and explorer, to discuss his essay ‘Now or Never’, detailing three potential solutions to the most pressing of the current sustainability challenges: climate change. He will argue that Australia has a special responsibility when it comes to climate change, and that our prime minister could be a critical player on the global stage at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009 – but only if we take swift and effective action and make sharp cuts in emissions. Brilliant and terrifying, ‘Now or Never’, is a call to arms by Australias leading thinker and writer on the natural world.

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