Our daily lives are full of discussion about climate change and its impacts but how do we talk about it in an ethical manner? How are we managing its impacts on our industries and environments?
Come and hear an expert panel of speakers talk about these issues and join the discussion.
Ian Barnes-Keoghan (Bureau of Meteorology) is a locally-based climatologist. He will speak about what has changed about our weather patterns in recent decades, and what we can expect for the future 50 years in terms of general trends.
Rebecca Harris (University of Tasmania) researches conservation management and climate change impacts on natural and human systems and contributes to decision-making about how we adapt to climate change impacts. She will discuss the types of landscape management decisions that are being made, including conservation management, emergency services and agriculture.
Peter Friederici is an award-winning US freelance journalist who specialises in science communication. He is on a visit to Tasmania and has agreed to speak at our event. Peter teaches journalism and directs the Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities Program at North Arizona University. Peter will examine what ethical dilemmas we face in talking about climate change, and what seems to work in communicating effectively.
Meet in the Central Gallery for a 10.30am start. The event will run for around an hour, and afterwards you are welcome to join the speakers in the members’ lounge for further discussion.