POSTPONED – Public meeting: International Scientists Update the Climate Emergency and Response Options – Postponed until further notice

Please note this meeting has been postponed until further notice.

Ted Talk: “Why I must speak out about climate change.”  Dr James Hansen,
Acknowledged World Authority on Climate Change


Beyond climate tipping points: The changing face of Planet Earth. Dr Andrew Glikson, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra


Andrew Y. Glikson an Earth and paleo-climate scientist, graduated at the University of Western Australia. conducted geological and geochemical surveys of the oldest geological formations in western and central Australia, South Africa, India and Canada, studied large asteroid impacts, including effects on the atmosphere, oceans and mass extinction of species. Since 2005 he studied the relations between climate and human evolution and projections of future global warming based on paleoclimate evidence


§  Climate, Fire and Human Evolution: The Deep Time Dimensions of the Anthropocene.  
§  The Plutocene: Blueprints for a Post-Anthropocene Greenhouse Earth.
§  Evolution of the Atmosphere, Fire and the Anthropocene Climate Event Horizon   
§  From Stars to Brains: Milestones in the Planetary Evolution of Life and Intelligence.
§  The Archaean: Geological and Geochemical Windows into the Early Earth  
§  The Asteroid Impact Connection of Planetary Evolution.  
§  Asteroids Impacts, Crustal Evolution and Related Mineral Systems with Special Reference to Australia  


Climate Changes, Impacts and Wise Responses. Prof. James Renwick, Victoria Univ. of Wellington & Climate Change Commissioner

Talk Abstract: Climate change is reshaping the world around us, redrawing coastlines and changing the nature of weather extremes. How much more change the globe experiences this century and beyond will determine much about the future of human society, and will be defined by our actions over the coming few decades. This presentation will go over the basics of the science of climate change and will summarise how things have changed so far. It will then look at what needs to be done to stop the warming, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. I will finish by discussing what role the New Zealand Climate Change Commission plans to play in national-level action on climate change.


Castle One Theatre, University of Otago, 7.00pm, Thur, 26 March 2020