The IPCC Climate Change Science Report 2013: Insights from Australian scientists
Thursday, 3 October 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (AEST)
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Join world-leading climate scientists as they explore the findings and significance of the latest comprehensive report on the science of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The IPCC’s "Climate Change 2013: The physical science basis" will be released at the end of September as the first part of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report which has been five years in the making. It has involved hundreds of scientists as authors and contributors and will replace the IPCC’s 2007 report as the definitive reference on what we know about Earth’s climate and how and why it changes. Its pages will tell us what scientists have discovered about past and recent changes in the Earth’s climate, the natural and human-related causes of these changes, and how our climate is likely to change in the future as a result of human activities.
Over the course of the event a distinguished panel of climate scientists, including two authors of the new report, will consider questions such as:
- What are the main conclusions of this new report?
- How has our knowledge advanced since the previous report?
- Which areas of climate science are well understood and which are not?
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the science from those actually working in the field and to ask them the questions that matter to you. You can also submit questions prior to the event via Twitter using the hashtag #askAMOS.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Public transport is the most convenient option as there is limited city parking. RMIT Storey Hall is a very short walk from Melbourne Central Station (train) and Swanston Street and Latrobe Street tram routes.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
On the evening please visit the AMOS information table in the foyer. Otherwise, please contact AMOSmelb@gmail.com with any questions you may have.
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Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) is an independent society representing the atmospheric and oceanographic sciences in Australia. It currently has over 500 members drawn from the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, the university sector, other State and Federal agencies, as well as the private sector. Most members of AMOS are actively employed in one of the scientific fields covered by the Society, but the membership also includes university students, retired scientists, school teachers and others from the general community with an interest in weather and climate.
AMOS also has an important role as a credible, independent voice for the profession. As part of this role it has established Expert Groups in areas such as climate variability, weather forecasting and physical oceanography and regularly represents the views of its members to Government, institutes and the public.