01 May 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join Professor Lesley Hughes for an exploration of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and the environmental life support system.
The climate system is changing rapidly as a result of the burning of fossil fuels. In Australia, people are already experiencing severe drought, increased bushfire and flooding risk, coastal erosion and unprecedented heatwaves. The changing climate is affecting all sectors – the economy, food security, health, and communities. But as has been seen recently with the catastrophic bushfires, it is the environmental life support system that is feeling the impacts most significantly, with climate change exacerbating many other factors that lead to species loss and habitat decline.
This talk will summarise the latest global and national trends in the climate and identify the most important observed and future impacts, with an emphasis on biodiversity. It will also outline what they need to do to achieve a stable climate by the second half of this century, and how they need to change the approach to conservation, but also highlight the many exciting opportunities they have to ensure a viable future, both for the planet’s species and the children.
Light refreshments included.
Limited spaces, bookings essential.
Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.
Orange Regional Museum
151 Byng Street
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Carpark, Non Smoking, Public Toilet
All tickets: $7.50 - $10.00