Bill McKibben to bring Global Warming maths to Australia:
Coal expansion threatens the whole planet
“The massive expansion of coal mining and export planned in Australia, and praised by Labor and Liberal politicians, is enough to take the planet beyond the point of no return on global warming if it were to go ahead.”
That is the message that Bill McKibben, award-winning author, co-founder of 350.org, and one of the world’s most respected and admired speakers and activists on global warming, will bring to Australia when he returns for a speaking tour this June.
“Climate change is basically a big maths problem, involving the quantity of carbon we wish to burn and the capacity of the atmosphere to contain it,” Mr McKibben said. “The question is, how much more can we burn before we’re in trouble?”
Bill McKibben will be presenting his clear-eyed view of the global warming maths and what we can do to subtract from the terrifying total in the first week of June.
June 4: Seymour Centre, Sydney (presented by Sydney Ideas), 6pm
June 5: Australian National University, Canberra, 7.30pm
June 6: National Press Club, Canberra, 12.30pm
June 7: Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, 6pm
June 9: City Hall, Brisbane, 6pm
For Tickets and more info: http://maths.350.org/australia/
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