Northern Tasmanians are being urged to act locally on climate change, while thinking of the global picture, as part of a series of free events this week.
The events, featuring a series of lectures and a community panel, have been organised by the University of Tasmania to coincide with Global Climate Change Week for the first time.
Co-organiser Dr Kim Beasy said the week was all about raising awareness of the challenges and opportunities in the Tamar Estuary.
“It’s about bringing people together to talk about what it means and what you can and should be doing,” Dr Beasy said.
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“Climate change is equally about people.”
“What we’re doing – or what we haven’t been doing – isn’t working.”
University of Tasmania’s Dr Eve Croeser described one event, a community panel, as timely given the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Interim Report.
The panel will feature representation from local climate science, business, farming and government, and will take place from 5.30pm on Wednesday, October 17 at the Rory Spence Lecture Theatre in Inveresk.
Registration for the free event can be found here.
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