Lesley Hughes




Prof. Lesley Hughes is an ecologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. She has been researching the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems for over 20 years. Over the past decade she has also become involved in many broader aspects of climate change communication and policy. These include serving as a Lead Author on the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); and membership of the Expert Advisory Group on Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity, the Land Sector Carbon and Biodiversity Board, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, and Climate Scientists Australia. In 2011 she was appointed a Climate Commissioner by the Australian federal government.

More info: http://bio.mq.edu.au/research/groups/piccel//lhughes.html

E.g., 2016-10-22
E.g., 2016-10-22
E.g., 2016-10-22
Oct 17th 2016

Find out how climate change will affect us, why we should care about it, and what solutions we can employ. Climate change is the biggest global challenge the human race has ever faced. Our insatiable demand for energy from fossil fuels is changing the atmosphere, and in turn changing our climate. Climate change is already affecting the physical surface of the earth, the environment that provides our life support, our food supply, economy and society. These changes will accelerate over the next few decades
In this subject you will explore the impacts of climate change; why we should care about them, the science that underpins our understanding and how we can fix the problem before it’s too late.

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