Who loves polar bears? 🙋 Did you know that polar bears are actually starving to death, and that their global population will be reduced by two thirds by 2050, because of climate change (National Geographic, 2018)?
There is no debating the truth about climate change—scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
The question is: where do we focus our efforts and how quickly can we adapt?
Find out from our library’s Lightning Talks. Lightning Talks allow you to gain insightful knowledge in bite-sized presentations which you can be a part of.
They are similar to TED Talks, in that speakers (our academics) are given a limited time (10 minutes) to give voice on a topical issue. The difference? Instead of watching online, you’re invited to join in the conversation and share your opinions too.
Our library is excited to host the next series of Lightning Talks during Sustainability Week, where we’ll have an opportunity to listen our academics’ action for survival in a world of climate change.
What have our researchers discovered? What does that mean for life in the Human era? Expect to be challenged!
12 – 1 pm, Tuesday 4 September 2018
The Shard (outside the library (G10) entrance), Gold Coast campus
- Prof Catherine Pickering, Griffith School of Environment
- Prof Cordia Chu AM, Centre for Environment and Population Health
- Dr Leah Barclay, Queensland Conservatorium
- Dr Wade Hadwen, Griffith Climate Change Response Program.
Register your interest on our Griffith University Library Facebook events page.