Presented with Green Cross Australia
Dealing with Climate Change
As glaciers retreat, Arctic ice shelves shrink and oceans warm, scientists confirm that sea levels are rising. How should Australia prepare for the permanent displacement of millions from lowlying regions? Will insurers continue to cover waterfront property? Hotter temperatures, less rainfall and flooding are already impacting on Queensland farmers and their production. How will they adapt? Join a panel of cool heads - on a hot topic:
Green Cross Australia CEO Mara Bun urges us to consider the 'people dimension' of climate change and prepare for the future.
Science writer Wilson da Silva discusses climate change forecasts, including NASA predictions of a five metre rise in sea level.
Insurer, Tony Coleman assesses the changing nature of risk and outlines the insurance realities for seaside house & boat owners.
Prominent QC Julian Burnside explains the current legal framework and social justice strategies affecting the movement of people across international borders.
John Cherry, Queensland Farmers' Federation, suggests measures for government and the community to consider, as Australian farmers' adapt to changes in climatic conditions.
CSIRO director Andrew Ash discusses climate change impact on coastal regions, particularly SE Queensland and its biodiversity.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Sunday 13 9.30am $35 The J
Duration: approximately 2 hours.
The J, Noosa Junction, Not Assigned
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