Responding to Climate Change

Responding to Climate Change

Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What is the impact of climate change and how can we respond?

Come and hear an engaging panel of speakers who will explore the options and invite your questions.

The forum will be hosted by Cath James – Social Justice and Environment Officer, Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

Where: Wesley Church Melbourne – 148 Lonsdale St Melbourne

Date: May 24th 2015

Time: 2-4pm (With musical The panel will include:

Ellen Sandell MLA - Member for Melbourne, former CEO Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Prof Dr David Karoly – Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Melbourne

Rev Sefarosa Carol – Manager, Church Partnerships Pacific, UnitingWorld

Susie Richards - Homelessness and Crisis Support team, Wesley Mission Victoria

Alex Tzelepis – Wesley College Environment and Sustainability Prefect


Professor David Karoly is an internationally recognised expert in climate change and climate variability, including greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and interannual climate variations due to El Niño-Southern Oscillation. He was heavily involved in preparation of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in 2007, in several different roles. 

Professor Karoly is a member of the new Climate Change Authority in Australia. He is also a member of the Science Advisory Panel to the Australian Climate Commission, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, and the Joint Scientific Committee, which provides oversight of the World Climate Research Programme. 

Professor Karoly joined the School of Earth Sciences in May 2007 as an ARC Federation Fellow funded by the Australian government.   

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