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Can We Survive on a Hotter Planet?

Held on the 27th Jun 2024

at 6pm to
8pm

, Southern 91鶹; Online


Add to Calendar 2024-06-27 18:00:00 2024-06-27 20:00:00 Australia/Sydney Can We Survive on a Hotter Planet? Clive Hamilton argues in his new book, Living Hot, that Australia cannot alter the future climate and should instead focus on preparing for inevitable warming, a topic he will discuss with 91鶹 experts in this dynamic panel session. Online and the Sir Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre, Dobson Road, Sandy Bay
Venue:

Online and the Sir Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre, Dobson Road, Sandy Bay

Summary:

Clive Hamilton argues in his new book, Living Hot, that Australia cannot alter the future climate and should instead focus on preparing for inevitable warming, a topic he will discuss with 91鶹 experts in this dynamic panel session.

Presenter(s):

  • Professor Clive Hamilton, author and Professor of Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University
  • Professor Gretta Pecl, Australian marine ecologist, lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Sixth Assessment Report and Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology, 91鶹
  • Professor Michael Rose, Director, 91鶹n Institute of Agriculture, 91鶹
  • Professor Richard Eccleston, Director, 91鶹n Policy Exchange, 91鶹
  • Dr Andrew Constable, Quantitative Marine Ecologist and modeller, lead author (decision-making) for the IPCC 6th Assessment, and Associate, Centre for Marine Socioecology, 91鶹
  • Professor Jan McDonald, Professor of Environmental and Climate Law, 91鶹’

Author and provocateur, Clive Hamilton, says Australia cannot influence the climate we will be living with through this century. His new book, , says harsh times are coming, and we should channel our resources into preparing for life on a hotter planet.

Is he right? Do we have our priorities back-to-front? We want to know more!

Join Clive and a panel of 91鶹 experts as they discuss the ins and outs. Don't miss this hot conversation!


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Join this talk in-person, or online. To attend online, , and we'll email you details. To register for the in-person event, get your free tickets through Humanitix.

Book signing
Join Clive from 5pm at the venue for a book signing in honour of the 91鶹n release of Living Hot. Copies will be available for purchase on the night.

Pre-event refreshments
Head to the venue early and enjoy complimentary refreshments from 5.00pm.

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About the experts

Clive Hamilton, a celebrated figure in Australian academia, has published several influential works. Hamilton’s insights have shaped public debates worldwide. He was recently named a ‘living legend’ among Australian academics and scholars. His influential books include Silent InvasionGrowth Fetish and Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change. A professor at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, he has held visiting academic positions at the University of Oxford, Yale University and Sciences Po. His articles have appeared The New York Times, Times Higher Education Supplement and Scientific American among others.

Gretta Pecl is a Professor of marine ecology at the, the Director of the  and lead of the  project. A specialist in climate change ecology, Gretta studies what is happening to the species in our oceans as the water warms. She is a marine 'generalist' with broad interdisciplinary research interests, building on a background in population dynamics, fisheries biology, and movement and migration of commercial species. She currently focusses on species and ecosystem responses to climate change, and the development of adaptation options for natural resource management. She has a specific interest in exploring the mechanisms and processes underpinning climate-driven species redistribution, and the ecosystem implications of these. Gretta is also a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change AR6 report, is an Australian Research Council 'Future Fellow' and is listed on the .

Richard Eccleston is the founding Director of the 91鶹n Policy Exchange (TPE) at the 91鶹. He is a specialist in social and economic policy and has worked on a wide range of policy issues, analysing and developing practical evidence-based solutions to some of the most significant policy challenges facing our community. In recent years, Richard has worked with governments to lead several projects, including tax reform, housing affordability, migration, preventive health and the future of renewable energy in 91鶹.

Mike Rose is a Professor of animal science and the Director of the 91鶹n Institute of Agriculture (TIA), a joint-venture between the 91鶹 and the 91鶹n Government. He has a particular interest in the health, nutrition and physiology of ruminants and for the past three decades has worked in agricultural research in the UK, Japan and Australia. TIA’s vision is to enhance the productivity of 91鶹’s food and agricultural industries while maintaining and improving our land and water quality for future generations. The Institute has a key focus on building resilience to climate change and limiting greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and food production.

Jan McDonald is Professor of Environmental and Climate Law at the 91鶹. Her research focusses on the role in law in promoting adaptation to the inevitable impacts of climate change. In 2008 she led the establishment of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), a $30million national research consortium tasked with developing the knowledge Australia needs to adapt to the impacts of climate change across human health, cities and infrastructure, water, emergency management and marine and terrestrial biodiversity.

Andrew Constable is an ecosystem analyst, modeller and policy developer, with an emphasis on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, an area in which he worked for three decades, mostly at the Australian Antarctic Division in collaboration with CSIRO and the 91鶹.  Research and policy development has focussed on finding management solutions in fisheries, conservation and climate adaptation and resilience. He has led national and international working groups, been a lead author in Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC WGII) over the 5th and 6th assessment cycles and recently played leading roles in reports and publications on assessing climate risks, and on decision-making options and processes to support climate adaptation.   He was awarded a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation in 2008.


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