You’ve heard about climate change – the science, the facts, how it all works. The melting polar caps. The extinction of exotic species in the Amazon. Boo hoo.
But have you considered that climate change is now being described as the greatest health threat of the 21st century – that it impacts resources and agriculture, population migration and can be a driver of conflict? How does climate change contribute to the war in Syria? How does climate change amplify the global refugee crisis? How much more frequently do we want to see storm asthma occur in the next 10 years?
The driver is happening in our own backyard, with the proposed Adani Coal Mine in Queensland set to produce emissions which outsize that of whole countries.
Join us for a double screening of ‘The Age of Consequences’ and ‘Guarding the Galilee’ to understand more about these issues and find ways that you can take action as a health and leadership professional within your community. Join us over free sushi and snacks, and learn about the real face of climate change.
Co-hosted by Crossing Borders, Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW) and Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA).
When: Wednesday 30 August 17:00 – 19:30
Where: Frederic Wood Jones Theatre – Medical Building, University of Melbourne Parkville Campus
Sushi and Snacks will be provided