Communicating climate change in the post-truth Anthropocene

Why do journalists still ask if decision makers ‘believe in climate change’? Why does the media persist in ‘balancing’ public debates by pitching uninformed sceptics against the near scientific consensus on the urgency of tackling human-induced climate change? How can we overcome intentional ignorance to prevent catastrophic global warming in the age of the anthropocene where human activity dominates climate and the environment?

In this seminar, influential climate change expert Will Steffen and political cartoonist for Fairfax Media, David Pope will share insights about communicating climate change to the masses.

SPEAKERS
PROFESSOR WILL STEFFEN, Member, ACT Climate Change Council, Emeritus Professor, ANU, Councillor, Climate Council

DAVID POPE, Canberra Times editorial cartoonist

CHAIR, SU WILD-RIVER
Climate Change and Sustainability Division, EPSDD, Member, EIANZ

Refreshments will be served 

See event flyer for more information.

Places available: 150 seats
CERTIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTITIONERS WHO ATTEND THIS FORUM WILL ACCRUE CPD POINTS.

This interactive seminar series showcases perspectives on a common sustainability issue. Held bi-monthly, you’ll hear views from the ACT Government and from a private environment based expert. Each session will provide you with innovative ideas, targeted learning, professional development and networking. Environmental and other professionals across the ACT and surrounding region are encouraged to attend.

Date & time

6–7.30pm 5 September 2017

Location

The Finkel Lecture Theatre

The John Curtin School of Medical Research

131 Garran Road, The Australian National University

Canberra, ACT 0200

Speakers

Professor Will Steffen
David Pope
Su Wild-River

Contacts

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