Climate change

Conservationist talks at orangutan fundraiser

Lone BOSA

9 to 13 March, 2014
Join international orangutan conservationist, Lone Dröscher Nielsen from Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia (BOSA), as she speaks firsthand about her near 20-year journey working to rescue and rehabilitate the endangered orangutans of Borneo. As founder of BOSA's Nyaru Menteng facility – the largest orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre in the world - Lone's quest to save and rehabilitate Borneo's red ape has been showcased on Animal Planet's award-winning series Orangutan Island and the BBC's Orangutan Diary series. Seats are limited, so book early!

When/Where:
Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus. 5pm – 6:30pm, Sunday March 9, 2014.
Sydney: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street. 7pm – 9pm, Wednesday March 12, 2014.
Melbourne: Kaleide Theatre, RMIT University, 360 Swanston St. 6:30pm – 9pm, Thursday March 13, 2014.
Cost: Adults $25, Children/Concession $15. All proceeds go to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
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Climate science update

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The latest science is more certain than ever that we’re causing climate change.

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The truth about climate change

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

We talk to climate scientist Dr Sarah Perkins about the links between the latest IPCC report, the carbon tax, and the current extreme bushfire emergencies.

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Why aren’t we more worried?

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Our climate is changing, and the effects of it are obvious. Yet concern for climate change is on the decline. Georgia Bamber asks why.

Power Shift Youth Climate Summit

Power Shift

13-15 July, 2013
Presented by AYCC (Australian Youth Climate Coalition), Power Shift is the largest climate summit in Australia. Over 2,000 young people will come together to ensure climate change is at the forefront of the federal election agenda. At a critical time leading to the September election, the three-day summit will include incredible speakers and workshops for youths to take action and make a significant difference. Guests include James Hansen, Tim Flannery, Samah Hadid, Claire Hooper, Bill McKibben, Lucy Lawless and many more.

Where: Monash University, Melbourne VIC.
When:13-15 July, 2013.
Click here for registration and more information.

Take action on climate change!

Climate action summit

21-23 June, 2013
Put your concerns into action! You can help motivate communities to demand climate action at Australian Climate Action Summit this year. Over the two-day summit, you will have the opportunity to talk with successful campaigners about a clean energy future. The activist panel comes from all around Australia and across different sectors, including George Monbiot, Drew Hutton, Prof. Lesley Hughes, Cate Faehrmann MP, Fiona Armstrong, Simon Butler and Tony Mohr. Before the Summit, you may join the Friday night forum at the NSW Parliament House to discuss and explore community climate action through the law and media. The guest panel includes Michelle Maloney, Larissa Waters, Jane Rawson and Graham Readfearn.

Where:Friday night forum at Parliament House Theatreette, NSW Parliament House; Summit at Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus, Taylor Street, Glebe NSW.
When:Friday night forum 6pm-8pm 21 June; Summit 22-23 June, 2013.
Click here for registration and more information.

Do the maths tour

Do the maths

4 - 9 June, 2013
"Climate change is basically a big maths problem, involving the quantity of carbon we wish to burn and the capacity of the atmosphere to contain it. The question is - how much more can we burn before we’re in trouble?" Bill McKibben.

Australia’s continued expansion of coal mining and export is of concern to one of the world’s leading environmentalists, Bill McKibben. Is this a project that would take the planet beyond the point of no return? Come and hear Bill’s clear-eyed view of the global warming maths and learn what his grassroots advice about how to fix the equation.

When/Where:
Sydney: Tuesday 4 June, 2013.
Canberra: Wednesday 5 June and Thursday 6 June, 2013.
Melbourne: Friday 7 June, 2013.
Brisbane: Sunday 9 June, 2013.
Cost: Varies by location (registration essential).
Click here for more information.

Ozwater 2013

Ozwater 2013

7 May to 9 May, 2013
Perth is set to host Australia's leading international water conference and trade exhibition, Ozwater 2013. Presented each year by the Australia Water Association, Ozwater is a must attend for anyone, from water professionals, scientists and researchers all the way to students and business owners. The conference will feature world class speakers, forums, a trade exhibition and much more!

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, WA.
When: 7 May- 9 May, 2013.
Cost: From $835.
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Join ‘The Face of Climate Change’ on Earth Day

22 April, 2013
On Earth Day, 22 April 2013, join the worldwide campaign ‘The Face of Climate Change’ as a powerful call for action to the global crisis. Presented by Earth Day Network, the campaign seeks to depict the real impacts of climate change on our lives by collecting images of people, animals and places affected, as well as images of people doing their part in response to the issue. On Earth Day, an interactive digital display of all images will be shown at thousands of live events around the world as well as online with people’s stories. Step up and do something about the issue that is affecting us all. You can also post photos on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #FaceOfClimate for inclusion in the mosaic. To view The Face of Climate Change photo display, go to www.earthday.org/faces To learn more about Earth Day 2013 and The Face of Climate Change, go to www.earthday.org/2013

Where: Worldwide.
When:22 April, 2013.
Click here for more information.

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