PDG event | Climate change & the ocean: what’s happening, why will there be conflict & what can we do about the confusion?
with Gretta Pecl
Tuesday 9 April 2019 | Hobart
Gretta’s talk will cover issues relating to climate change and the ocean of a global nature, and draw on examples from local Tasmania as well as the Arctic. Climate change, although scientifically certain, is still a topic of hot debate within the public. Yet, the changes already documented in the world’s oceans are (historically speaking) enormous. As the oceans warm, species are shifting where they live to keep pace with their preferred temperatures. These changes are occurring all over the world – between 25-85% of species are already shifting - we are literally living through a massive climate-driven redistribution of life on earth. Critically, as species shift they are moving out of some jurisdictions and into others leading to conflict and to changes in the distribution of ‘winners and losers’ in terms of who can access resources. People around the world depend on the species around them for many reasons, for culture, food, and income for example. Moreover, some of the largest changes are occurring in the territories of Indigenous People’s (eg the Arctic) causing extreme distress.
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Thanks to The Headroom Cafe for generously supporting this event