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PUBLIC LECTURE 11 May 5.30pm – “Because the world needs to know”: building an international climate movement: Bill McKibben

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on May 7th, 2009

When: 5.30pm-7pm, Monday 11 May
Where: Prince Philip Theatre, Ground Floor, Architecture Building (building 133), University of Melbourne. Map.
Admission FREE. Bookings are recommended – email: Enquiries: 8344 5073

Leading environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben will discuss the unique international campaigns and movements that have emerged in response to the implications of the latest findings in climate science. Even two years ago, scientists could offer only vague ideas of how much carbon in the atmosphere was _too_ much. But in the wake of the rapid melt of Arctic sea ice in 2007, it has become clear that this is a problem not only for the future, but very much for the present.  McKibben will outline the rapid changes going on in the popular and political response, proposing a path that is focused on action, creativity, and the rapid mobilisation of an international social movement to supplement the work of scientists and politicians on this issue.

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