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Three talks and a conversation on climate change
The conference was held at Melbourne Conference and Exhibition centre on Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd September. For those that had the time there were eleven field trips to choose from on Wednesday 21st. I headed off to Christmas Hills and Healesville for the day. The master of ceremonies for the conference was the very entertaining and down to earth host of Gardening Australia Costa Georgiadis
Talk 1 - Let’s start with the bad news
Dr Will Steffen from the Climate Council of Australia spoke bluntly and emphatically on climate change trends, stripping away the wishy washy rhetoric of conservative politicians with undisputable scientific observations and predictions like;
You can read more detail on https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/contributors/will-steffen
Surprisingly the professionalism and science behind Dr Steffen’s presentation gave me an unexpected feeling of hope which I can only explain by saying that if scientists of his calibre are working on solutions we may just get around to applying some of them, if the conservative politicians and the interests that they represent can just stop dragging their feet.
You could also look at this site for our national approach to climate change
Stephen Murphy is an author, an ecologist and a nurseryman. He has been a designer of natural landscapes for over 30 years. He loves the bush, supports Landcare and is a volunteer helping to conserve local reserves.