On 3 October, around 700 people attended a public forum on the latest in climate change science from the more recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report (the Fifth Assessment Report) released on 27 September. The event was organised by the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) and was supported by the Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, the Monash Sustainability Institute, the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, RMIT and Victoria University.
GES’s own Prof Neville Nicholls, an author on several past IPCC reports, was a guest panellist. Prof. Nicholls, along with four other eminent climate scientists, discussed the latest in climate science and answered questions from the audience for over an hour and a half.
GES Lecturer Dr Ailie Gallant helped to organise the event, which by all accounts was a resounding success. “Given the appetite for expert commentary on the issue of climate change we experienced with this event, we’ve decided to host two more events in the coming 12 months. These events will be associated with the release of the 2nd and 3rd working groups of the IPCC who deal with impacts and adaptation and mitigation of climate change respectively” she said.