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Soap Box: Are we too late to save Antarctica?
13/02/2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmGold coin
Are we Too Late to Save Antarctica? with Professor Paul Broady
Antarctica has long been regarded as a continent of little change perpetually locked in ice and with a small human presence. However, change in some coastal regions and off-shore islands is now accelerating. A warming climate is affecting life in lakes and on ice-free land. Introduced plants and insects are encountered more frequently and at a wider range of locations. Some might be naturally dispersed from the north whilst others are transported south by increasing numbers of scientific personnel and tourists. Construction of new research stations and associated land-based airstrips greatly impact areas that were once wilderness. To protect the natural values of Antarctica we will have to get serious in our actions to combat climate change and also limit our physical presence in the region.
This talk is part of our Social Issues Soap Box series. Christchurch’s answer to Hyde Park Corner – come along and hear an interesting and totally diverse range of speakers on the topics of our day. Come to one, come to them all, or get in touch and take to the stage yourself!
Cost: $gold coin entry