Communicating Science: Climate change in Africa
8 Mar 2011 – 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Climate change in Africa: more than melting icebergs and drowning polar bears - a ZSL Science and Conservation Event.
Global warming has increasingly become a topic of concern for the scientific community and society as a whole. Climate change and its expected consequences for the planet conjure up images of glacial melting and polar bears sitting on ridiculously small icebergs. Yet scientific projections unequivocally indicate that Africa will be hit hardest by the impacts of climate change as compared with other continents. For Africans, climate change is expected to bring greater incidence of disease, reduced crop production, and increased occurrence of extreme weather that could worsen droughts and flooding. Other risks of climate change in Africa include rising sea levels, greater water stress and famine, loss of species, and increased conflicts and wars. This meeting will aim to review the different challenges posed by climate change in Africa (e.g. environmental, ecological, societal, economical). The current set of strategies in place to mitigate and adapt to the expected impacts will also be explored.
Talks and Speakers
Richard Washington - Oxford University
Wendy Foden - IUCN
Kathy Willis - Oxford University
Katherine Homewood - UCL
Chair - Nathalie Pettorelli Institute of Zoology, ZSL.
Organised by Nathalie Pettorelli, Institute of Zoology, ZSL.
Please note that this event has already taken place
This event in the 'Communicating Science' series will begin at 6.00pm (doors from 5.00pm) and talks are scheduled to finish at 7.30pm; admission is free and open to everyone (no advance booking or registration required). This event will be held in the ZSL Meeting Rooms and seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
ZSL Science and Conservation Events: An essential part of ZSL's work is to communicate relevant, high-quality zoological and conservation science. The integrated ZSL Science and Conservation Events programme includes Symposia, and the new 'Wildlife Conservation' and 'Communicating Science' series. Topics cover a wide variety of zoological and conservation themes, and international experts present and discuss their research.
Further Information: please contact Megan Orpwood-Russell, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
Tel:+44 (0)20 7449 6227. Fax: +44 (0)20 7449 6411. E-mail: email@example.com.