Let’s Speak About Climate Change: Wed 23 Oct 2019

Lets speak about climate change Gloucester 23 Oct 2019

Join the Gloucester community for an evening of facts, science and solutions.

Download the flyer here
Yes the imperilled polar bears and glaciers are critical but we also need to urgently speak about the climate
change emergency which has immediate impacts for all Australians, our families, our livelihoods and our way of life.
We now have substantial data on how the climate has already changed. The Climate Council reports that the number of heatwave days in Canberra has doubled, in Sydney heatwaves are starting 19 days earlier, and in Adelaide heatwave days are on average 4 degrees hotter than they used to be.
Now in 2019, it is well known that longer, hotter heatwaves can cause larger number of premature deaths,
particularly among the most vulnerable in the community. Extreme heats put pressure on our health system, infrastructure, ecosystems and farmers.
What are the solutions? How can you be a part of our community response?
Let’s Speak about Climate Change
We are all caught between two states of mind: wanting or daring to understand climate change, and finding it unbearable to acknowledge what a serious problem it really is.
So join the Gloucester community for an evening of facts, science and solutions. Building resilience and working together, hosted by Gloucester Sustainable Futures.

WHEN: Wednesday 23 Oct 2019, 6.30pm-8.30pm

WHERE: Gloucester Uniting Church Hall (bring a share plate for supper if you wish)

  • Dominique Jacobs (Climate Reality Leadership Corps): Climate change – the science and the facts
  • Josh Gilbert (Worimi man, indigenous consultant & Farmers for Climate Action): Agricultural and indigenous issues in a changing climate
  • Dr Garry Lyford (local GP) : A hotter, drier climate – your health, impacts and awareness
  • Cameron Laurie (local beef farmer): Regenerative farming in a sustainable future
  • David Marston & Di Montague (Energise Gloucester): Update on Gloucester solar farm,  renewable energy projects & using local energy to benefit the environment.

Julie Lyford: Facilitator