When: Wednesday 17 April 2019, 6.45 for 7:00pm.
Where: Note change of venue – RMIT Building 56 (Ronald R MacKay Building). Room 04.81, 115 Queensberry Street near Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053 . Click here for a Google map of the venue and here for an RMIT Campus map to the venue. You can find an access and mobility map here. Please note: this meeting space is upstairs but a lift is available. Up one floor and left and left again if using the escalator.
Cost: Free. (A gold coin donation would be appreciated to offset costs.)
Public transport: Trams along Swanston St to ‘Queensberry St/Swanston St’ Stop (Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72) or Bus 200 or 207. Entrance on Queensberry Street near Lygon Street.
Presentation: The earth is already too hot and time is running out to restore a safe climate. Professor Hans Schellnhuber, Founding Director of the Potsdam Institute, says we are “now reaching the end-game, where very soon humanity must choose between taking unprecedented action or accepting that it has been too late and bear the consequences”. Climate scientists are sounding the alarm, and businesses and experts are ready and waiting with most of the technology we need. But political will is lacking and members of the public are confused.
How can we convey the climate emergency message in ways that move people to action?
How can we take courageous and effective action to lead the shift to emergency mode?
Speaker: Jane Morton is a clinical psychologist and the author of ‘Don’t mention the emergency?’ a booklet on climate messaging. She went into semi-retirement five years ago to work full time on the campaign to declare a climate emergency and she is currently helping coordinate outreach and training for Extinction Rebellion Australia.
* Our thanks to RMIT for their assistance in providing the venue for this event.
You can view video of the evening’s presentation here.
Chris Moss, Rob Gardner and Peter Wonfor, Renew Melbourne branch committee.
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