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November 10: Australia on the Brink: Avoiding Environmental Ruin – Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe
10 November @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm$5
Since 1996, successive reports on the state of our environment have warned that we face serious problems. The most recent report found that the environment is in poor condition and deteriorating as a result of increasing pressures from population growth, climate change, habitat loss, pollution and resource extraction. It warned of possible dramatic impacts on our health and living standards.
The essential first steps are protecting our local biota and taking a responsible role in helping to stabilise the global climate. Our situation is now critical and there is no time to lose.
Ian Lowe AO FTSE is an emeritus professor in the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University. Among many advisory roles, he chaired the group that prepared the first independent national report on the state of the environment. He has contributed to a wide range of local, national and global reports on environmental issues.
Ian’s talk is based on his latest book in Monash University Publishing’s series In the National Interest and it is in everyone’s interest to come along and learn what we can do to avoid environmental ruin from this highly regarded speaker.
This is the last Friday Forum for the year and everyone is welcome at the NPA Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville. The forum starts at 10:30am and morning tea is available at 10-10.25am. Free admission for NPA members. Non-members- $5 by “tap & go” at the door. Morning tea/coffee is included.
Join the bird observers at 8.30am in the carpark for interpretive birding.