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Climate change talk now on line

A lecture by world-renowned Climate Change scientist Professor Will Steffen - as part of Coastcare Week 2008 - is now available on-line.

"It was a great honour to have Professor Steffen in Tasmania to launch Coastcare Week," said Coastal and Marine Branch manager Chris Rees.

"Coastcare Week is an annual event designed to raise awareness about coastal issues in the community. There has been increasing public interest in climate change and the presentation by Will Steffen provided real insight into the ever changing science of Climate Change and in particular sea level rise," Mr Rees said.

Professor Steffen is currently executive director of the Australian National University Climate Change Institute and science advisor to the Australian Government Department of Climate Change.

In his presentation, Climate Change 2008 – New Insights but More Challenges, Professore Steffen discusses the emerging evidence that the scientific community may have underestimated the speed at which the climate is changing.

Professor Steffen was joined in Hobart by speakers representing the Tasmanian Climate Change Office, NRM South and the Local Government Association of Tasmania as well as CSIRO and the Coastal and Marine Branch, Environment Division.

Click here to begin viewing the presentation.

The presentation lasts for nearly forty minutes and making the download 92Mb, meaning it may take a few minutes to download the entire file for viewing.

For more information contact Kristy Blackburn.