This is the blog of Professor Barry Brook, Director of the Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability at the University of Adelaide. We are working to promote interdisciplinary research into climate change mitigation and adaption, but we’re also engaged in reaching out to our community to educate and raise awareness about these important issues.
To kick things off in this department, I invite you to learn about our upcoming free public seminar series:
CLIMATE CHANGE Q & A: SCEPTICAL QUESTIONS AND THE SCIENTIFIC ANSWERS
a 6-part public lecture series hosted by the Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability (RIsCCS)
Scientists have developed a vast body of knowledge about global warming and climate change, yet a strong current of doubt persists in our communities regarding this critically important issue. In this series of free public seminars, RIsCCS Director Professor Barry Brook will provide the scientific answers to a host of commonly raised sceptical questions. Each seminar will include a presentation by an expert in the specific area being discussed, and there will be ample time for questions and audience participation.
Time and Place:
5.30 to 7PM, alternate Fridays during the second semester 2008 Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building, University of Adelaide North Terrace Campus
Seminar dates and titles:
- 8 August – “Is the earth really warming?”
- 22 August – “Can we distinguish between natural and human-induced climate change?”
- 5 September – “What future climate change scenarios are possible?”
- 19 September – “Are the impacts of climate change being overstated?”
- 10 October – “Will it cost the earth to avoid climate change?”
- 24 October – “Greenhouse denial versus good science: The ‘pretend debate'”
For complete details or to register your interest in attending, please visit our website.
For the featured news story in the Adelaide Advertiser, see here.
Barry W. Brook