Professor David Karoly, one of the world’s leading climate experts, will provide fresh insights into the ongoing effects of climate change for the 2020 Flinders University Investigator Lecture at 6pm on Thursday 22 October.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen energy demands reduce across the world, with fewer greenhouse gas emissions and less air pollution in big cities. A 17% global reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide was recorded in April 2020, so what does this mean for the future? Could the current challenges speed up our transition to a zero-carbon economy?
Professor Karoly, winner of the Eureka Prize, the Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Scientific Excellence in the Earth Sciences, and a Fellow of both the American Meteorological Society and the Australian Academy of Science, will focus on new research and draw conclusions that may change the way we deal with a warming climate.
For this special Investigator Lecture, Professor Karoly will be streamed live from Melbourne to the newly refurbished Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide, joining a panel of experts on stage, and presented to a live audience.
Professor Karoly’s expertise in the behaviour of the atmosphere, the variability of climate and the effects of climate change on plants and ecosystems, water resources, agriculture, people and health have seen him gain an international reputation as a global leader in climate dynamics and the science of climate change.
His skills as a researcher are paired with incredible passion as he powerfully communicates the challenges we face. His 2020 Investigator Lecture is bound to make us think differently about the climate action that is urgently required.
Entry to Her Majesty’s Theatre for the Investigator Lecture is free, but registrations for tickets are essential. Book online