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Hundreds to hear Tim Flannery on climate change


Professor Tim Flannery (photo by Damien Pleming)

16 July 2014

A packed house is expected at USC’s Innovation Centre auditorium on Thursday 17 July when leading writer, scientist and conservationist Professor Tim Flannery presents a free public lecture on climate change.

More than 300 people have booked their place for Professor Flannery’s lecture, titled ‘Climate Change – Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Communities.’  The event, which is on from 6pm to 7.30pm, is part of USC’s 2014 Research Week.

Professor Flannery is a former Australian of the Year who has published more than 130 scientific papers and written many books, including the bestseller on global warming, ‘The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth’.

In 2011 he became Australia’s Chief Climate Commissioner, and in 2013 he founded the Australian Climate Council where he is chief councillor.

USC Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Professor Roland De Marco said he was delighted that Professor Flannery was part of the University’s Research Week.

“Professor Flannery is a leader in climate change research both nationally and internationally,” Professor De Marco said.

Bookingsfor Professor Flannery’s public seminar can be made online.

Professor Flannery appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International.

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