Tim Flannery to speak at UNE’s Robb College

Published 07 September 2009

timflanneryThe internationally acclaimed scientist, author, explorer and environmentalist Professor Tim Flannery will speak at the annual Robb College Rural Focus Dinner on Tuesday 8 September.

Australian of the Year for 2007 and author of the international best-seller The Weather Makers, Dr Flannery (pictured here) has shown that human activity is severely altering Earth’s climate, resulting in devastating effects around the planet.

As Chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council, and with the United Nations Climate Change Congress occurring in Copenhagen in December 2009, this is a very important year for Dr Flannery. He works with scientists and political leaders around the world to put a limit on greenhouse gas emissions to ensure that global warming is kept under two degrees.

With Australian agriculture predicted to be significantly affected by climate change, Dr Flannery’s lecture, titled “Climate change: an update to September 2009”, will be relevant to those interested not only in climate change but also in the future of Australia’s agricultural industries.

The Head of Robb College, Dr Jack Hobbs, said: “It is always a pleasure to welcome speakers to the College’s annual Rural Focus Dinner who have fresh ideas on a sometimes controversial topic.”

Members of the public are invited to attend the lecture at  Robb College, which will begin at 8 pm.  Please register your interest in attending through the College office on (02) 6773 1700.