Climate Emergency – Explained: Wed 18 Dec 2019

We are pleased to invite you to an event organised by Extinction Rebellion Mid Coast:

Climate Emergency: Explained.

  • WHEN: Wed 18 December 2019 at 6.30pm
  • WHERE: Manning Uniting Church Hall, 29-35 Albert St, Taree.

MidCoast Council declared a Climate Emergency on 23 Oct 2019. What does this mean for our region?

MidCoast Council recently joined the growing list of local Australian councils to have declared a climate emergency. Extinction Rebellion Mid Coast are excited to be able to provide an opportunity for our community to learn more about what this means from one of Australia’s leading climate scientists.

Professor Chris Turney will present a talk on the science around the climate and ecological emergency and also be available for a Q&A session.

Speaking on the evening will also be a representative from Mid Coast Council to discuss their continuing work on the council’s Climate Change Policy and Action Plan.

Please share the flyer with your networks and anyone who you think may be interested. The Facebook event can be found here.

We would love to have you join us on the night.

Please RSVP to

Extinction Rebellion Mid Coast

PO Box 256, Taree NSW 2429
Facebook Extinction Rebellion Mid Coast

More about Chris Turney:

Chris is a Professor of Climate Change and Earth science, and Director of the Chronos 14Carbon-Cycle Facility at the University of New South Wales. With over 200 scientific papers on environmental change, Chris has received numerous awards for his research including the first International Union for Quaternary Science’s Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal for pioneering research into climate change (2007), the Geological Society of London’s Bigsby Medal (2009) and the Australian Academy of Science’s Frederick White prize (2014).

To do something positive about climate change, Chris was a founding director and is now science advisor to CarbonScape (, a carbon refining company that has developed microwave technology to fix carbon from the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, including activated carbon, graphite, sustainable fuels and biochar.

He has written four books to critical acclaim – Shackled: How a Scientific Expedition to Antarctica Became a Fight for Survival, 1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica; Bones, Rocks and Stars: The Science of When Things Happened; and Ice, Mud and Blood: The Science of When Things Happened.

Chris is passionate about science communication, contributing to The New York Times, The Times and New Scientist, and has an international following on social media as Intrepid Science. You can learn more about Chris’ work at