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Category Archives: Climate change risks
This Summer’s weather and bushfire calamities along with the marine heatwave that is debilitating marine habitats and affecting our commercial fisheries have brought to the fore once again Tasmania’s acute vulnerability to climate change and the need for our state … Continue reading
Geoengineering technologies are proposals to counteract climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere, or by reflecting sunlight away from the earth. This forum brings together scientists, philosophers, international lawyers and members of civil society to discuss the potential role … Continue reading
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture now comes the follow-up film: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017). Amongst other things it shows what has elapsed in the past ten … Continue reading
Local councils are expected to play an increasing role in both climate change mitigation and adaptation. To bring greater understanding to this, Climate Tasmania and the Local Government Association (LGAT) hosted an important forum on May 11. In recent years … Continue reading
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
How much did the 2016 energy emergency in Tasmania cost in money terms?
How much is it costing us in terms of greenhouse emissions? Continue reading
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