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Event – CLIMATE CHANGE, The latest from the experts – 18 October

Posted in Events, Research, Visions by Ferne Edwards on October 10th, 2007


Thursday 18th October
Copland Theatre
Economics and Commerce Building
The University of Melbourne

(See for a map of the campus)

This lecture gives you the opportunity to hear about the latest information on climate change from some of Australia’s leading climate change scientists who were closely involved with the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Report (IPCC).

Climate Change: Science in a Nutshell
Dr Scott Power
Principal Research Scientist, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Bureau of Meteorology
This talk will examine observed changes in our climate system, how climate models work, and what the models tell us about past and future climate. Dr. Power will cover the very latest in climate science and what it means for Australia.

Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Mr. Kevin Hennessy
Principal Research Scientist, Climate Impacts and Risk Group, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
This talk will give you an overview of global impacts, adaptation and vulnerability associated with climate change. This includes a detailed discussion of projected changes for Australia and results from the brand CSIRO projections for future climate released on the 2nd October. Mr. Hennessy will also talk about potential impacts on a range of sectors including agriculture and coasts, the scope for adaptation, and some conclusions about vulnerability.

Climate Change: Mitigation
Mr. Roger Beale
Senior Associate, Allen Consulting Group
This talk will discuss potential scenarios for our future and the effects these may have on climate change. Sources and costs of emissions (and their underpinning assumptions) will be outlined. A discussion on constraining emissions with consideration for political and socio-economic influences will follow.

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