The recent extreme weather - a scientific perspective
The Monash Sustainability Institute, the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, and the Melbourne Centre of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society present:
- Tuesday, 1st March 2011, 6:00–7:30 pm
- Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria
- (Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne)
From monster cyclones in Queensland to floods in Victoria, bushfires in Perth, heat waves in
Russia, snow storms in Europe… in the last year the world in general, and Australia in particular,
seem to have experienced a large number of extreme weather events. Were these events due to
normal climate fluctuations or to climate change? – And does this question even make sense?
Please join us to hear from prominent climate scientists about how unusual these events were
and what the science knows – and doesn’t know – about what caused them.
How extreme is the recent extreme weather?
Dr Karl Braganza
Manager of Climate Monitoring at the National Climate Centre of the Bureau of Meteorology
La Niña, cyclones, mozzies, and myxo
Professor Neville Nicholls
ARC Professorial Fellow in the School of Geography and Environmental Science at Monash
University, and President of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Extreme weather and climate change
Professor David Karoly
ARC Federation Fellow and Professor of Meteorology in the School of Earth Sciences at the
University of Melbourne
All welcome and no bookings required. For further information, contact email@example.com