Climate science communication workshop

Event location: 
Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre, University of Melbourne
Friday, September 24, 2010

Learn more about the workshop to be presented by the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society on 24 September 2010

The science of global warming due to increased levels of greenhouse gases is well established. Through the numerous reports from the IPCC it has been shown that observations over the last few decades are consistent with predicted trends. However, the acceptance of the science by policy makers and the wider community varies substantially indicating that there is a breakdown in the way that the science is being communicated.

This workshop brings together those involved professionally in both the science and communications fields to identify the key challenges that must be overcome to enable more effective engagement with various audiences.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Professor Neville Nicholls from the IPCC
  • Dr Tahl Kestin from the Monash Sustainability Institute
  • Professor John Thwaites from Climate Works Australia and former state Minister for Climate Change
  • Mr Chris Sounness from the Department of Primary Industries
  • Mr Adam Morton from The Age
  • Professor Stephan Lewandowsky from the University of Western Australia

For more information and registration, please visit the AMOS website: