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June 2021

Cleaning up with science

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Theatre A (G06), Elisabeth Murdoch Building (134). Melbourne University., Theatre A (G06), Elisabeth Murdoch Building (134)
Parkville, Victoria 3010 Australia
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Register here. How we’re using science to fix the mess we’ve made. From introduced invasive species to pollution and climate change, we’re now facing a lot of issues that society has created itself. This Dean’s Lecture will explore scientific solutions to anthropogenic problems, with speeches including: Saving urban platypus with smart rainwater tanks (& their owners!) Are toad-smart quolls the key to saving a species? Can we save our coral reefs? Building a toolbox for when greenhouse gas mitigation isn’t…

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President’s Conversation, Bearing Witness? – humanities teaching in a time of environmental catastrophe

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar: Australian Academy of the Humanities, 3 Liversidge Street
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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Professor Nigel Clark, co-editor of ‘Environmental Humanities Approaches to Climate Change’, recently commented that ‘bearing witness to the demise or death of what we love is now … an unavoidable part of teaching’*. Scholars increasingly document the emotional labour involved in work on climate change, but there has been limited attention to what this means for university teachers and students. In this inaugural President’s Conversation, Lesley Head will ask a panel of educators at different career stages how they approach…

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The 2021 Howitt Lecture: Coastal Resilience: How Landforms Cope with Changing Waves and Rising Seas

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Royal Society of Victoria, 8 Latrobe Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$6.36

Our coast is a dynamic system. As the protective boundary between the land and sea it absorbs the constant energy it receives from waves and tides and in doing so creates the landforms on which people recreate and build. The forms we see on the coast today are the result of each interaction waves have with the seabed, averaged over timescales of centuries to millennia. To predict how the coast will look in a future dominated by climate change it…

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July 2021

Atlantic Pole to Pole: Climate Science 2 Policy

July 2 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Zoom link, Zoom link https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/741636156
All hubs, Australia

Side-Event: Atlantic Pole to Pole: Climate Science 2 Policy The side-event will bring together a true All-Atlantic perspective, pole-to-pole, combining projects supported under the Belém Statement and beyond. The goal is to address the question of "What kind of research priorities should be taken into account in establishing a framework for international collaboration in the next decades?" Therefore, the H2020 funded projects Blue-Action, MISSION ATLANTIC, TRIATLAS, SO-CHIC will showcase how they are addressing important research gaps and support  the uptake…

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Histories: Singapore’s Climate in the Past, Present and Future

July 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Library Board, Singapore, 1 Canning Rise
Singapore, 179868 Singapore
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Register here About this event Singapore’s climate is changing. We can expect it to continue evolving in the future with anthropogenic climate change and a changing urban landscape. With more frequent and intense extreme temperature and rainfall events as well as sea-level rise projected in the future, we can expect the environment we live in to change dramatically and for these changes to have knock-on effects on our lives. Find out more from Raizan Rahmat, Deputy Director at the Meteorological…

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