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Author Archives: Chris Harries
An emerging issue that has come out of the climate change debate in recent times is the range of consequences it may impose on on human health. Continue reading
Sociology theory indicates that movements for change only become successful once the idea has become so grounded that artists take up the message and run with it. At that point the issue will have arrived. Oddly art and music have … Continue reading
To what extent should biofuels be utilised as a low carbon energy source in Tasmania? Continue reading
This is the fourth in our information forums being held in 2015.
Climate Tasmania members Professor Jan McDonald, Phil Harrington, Matthew Pitt, David Hamilton and Margaret Steadman will be presenting scenarios along the lines of: “What if….”
Followed by your chance to join in the conversation.
Climate Tasmania held the third of its information forums on August 24. Here we looked into the major risks that Tasmania faces as the world’s climate heats up, and likely implications for Tasmanian society.
This forum focussed on three major risks that Tasmania is likely to face: 1) an increase in the incidence and severity of wildfires 2) an accelerating increase in sea level rise and 3) significant implications for human health. To explore these themes we invited expert speakers in each of these three areas to provide presentations. Continue reading
Drought – catastrophic bushfires – extreme temperatures – habitat disruption – human migration – crop damage – coastal erosion – spread of diseases.
• What are the main climate change risks that Tasmania will face?
• How well are we prepared to deal with those risks?
• How good is Tasmania’s risk information?
Food production is the world’s biggest industry. It comprises 10% of global GDP and accounts for 40% of the world’s land area. It depends on functioning ecosystem services and reliable climatic conditions.
Climate change is likely to have profound impacts on food production at the same time that energy-intensive food production practices themselves contribute to the global climate challenge. Continue reading
Climate Change and the Future of Food.
This is the second in our 2015 forum series exploring how climate change will impact on our common future and what can and should be done here in Tasmania.
Hear from three prominent Tasmanians – Rohan Nelson, Leah Galvin and Will Bignell… followed by a lively discussion. Continue reading
Why do most people never talk about climate change, even people with personal experience of extreme record breaking weather?
What does will it take for society to accept what we already know?
Such puzzling questions have dogged the minds of many climate scientists and communicators for years. The key word is ‘framing’. We need better framing of the climate issue so that messaging of the issue matches how human beings think.
With this in mind, George Marshall’s recent book (pictured here) is essential reading. Continue reading