BirdLife Northern Queensland talks Climate Change

On March 10th after the branch AGM Professor Steve Turton will be giving the talk entitled "Climate change and human activities: evidence and implications for Far North Queensland". The topic will explore the science and evidence for climate change globally but will especially consider the potential implications for Northern Queensland. Professor Turton is exceptionally well-placed to present this topic from his professional career as an environmental scientist at James Cook University over many decades. He has also contributed internationally in various forums including as an Expert Reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report, especially Working Group 2 on Impacts and Adaptation.

BirdLife NQ Conservation officer, Peter Valentine has drawn attention to the need for better understanding about the local affects of climate change on our environment. Better understanding might help accelerate action to combat those affects. "I am confident the audience will gain much understanding about these issues from Professor Turton's talk."

If you're in the area and keen to drop in, contact Peter Valentine on 07 4096 6171 or on email at

Image: Cassowary by Hidetoshi Kudo