An overview of the climate change challenge
Dr NICK DALLAS PhD (Chemistry), BA, B.Com (UniMelb)
THURSDAY, 6th SEPTEMBER 6:45pm
Level 3, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Climate change is looming as the greatest challenge facing humanity this century. A few years ago when Australia lost its pariah status by signing the Kyoto Protocol, there appeared to be considerable goodwill by the Australian public on the need for action. This goodwill has dissipated significantly as witnessed by the public opinion backlash before the introduction of carbon tax legislation.
Global uncertainties and cost of living pressures have unnerved citizens as other concerns take priority. An overview of the climate change challenge will be presented where risks, uncertainties and possible solution pathways will be outlined and assessed.
Dr. Nick Dallas is the author of the introductory-level primer, Climate Change Basics: 24 Lessons Revealing the Fundamentals. He has been a keen follower of the climate change debate over the last few years as reported through various media channels and the published literature. His multidiscipline academic background across science, politics and economics allows him to comprehend the complexity of the issue and to disseminate it to a wider audience. Presently he is the national sales manager at McGraw-Hill, a global educational publisher.