Leading scientist to unravel climate change mysteries

Date posted: 4 October 2018

A former CSIRO Principal Research Scientist will share his expertise on climate change and its links to sea level rises to help raise awareness of the issue in Lake Macquarie.

Dr Dennys Angove, now a lecturer in atmospheric chemistry at the University of Technology Sydney, will present Understanding the Science of Climate Change, on Wednesday 10 October, aiming to present a complex environmental issue in an interesting and relevant way for Lake Macquarie residents.

Lake Macquarie City Council acting Manager Sustainability Chris Harle said the free presentations provided an opportunity to learn from one of the country’s top climate change experts.

“We are in the process of adaptation planning in Pelican, Blacksmiths and Swansea to address potential hazards and future flood risks, so this is a topic with very real and present relevance,” Ms Harle said.

Dr Angove’s presentation will help explain the contributing factors to climate change.

A second presentation on Monday 15 October by Council staff and local stakeholders will explore different approaches to adaptation planning and ways to tailor plans to suit individual communities.

The 15 October talk will also cover preliminary adaptation concepts developed for Pelican and Blacksmiths, and will provide information about sea level rise projections, hazards and associated risks to lakeside and coastal communities.

Prior to his retirement in 2014, Dr Angove was a Principal Research Scientist for the CSIRO’s Energy Flagship.

Both presentations are free and no bookings are required. Light refreshments will be provided.

Understanding the Science of Climate Change with Dr Dennys Angove

Date: Wednesday 10 October

Time: 1pm-2.30pm

Place: The Swansea Centre, 228 Pacific Highway, Swansea

Hazards, risks and precincts in adaptation planning

Date: Monday 15 October

Time: 3pm-4.30pm

Place: The Swansea Centre, 228 Pacific Highway, Swansea

Article by Lake Macquarie City Council

Page last updated: 4 October 2018