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The IPCC Climate Change
Science Report 2013

Insights from Australian scientists

6:00 - 7:30pm, Thursday, 3 October 2013
RMIT Storey Hall, 330 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000

Join world-leading climate scientists as they explore the findings and significance of the latest comprehensive report on the science of climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

The IPCC’s "Climate Change 2013: The physical science basis" will be released at the end of September as the first part of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report which has been five years in the making. It has involved hundreds of scientists as authors and contributors and will replace the IPCC’s 2007 report as the definitive reference on what we know about Earth’s climate and how and why it changes. Its pages will tell us what scientists have discovered about past and recent changes in the Earth’s climate, the natural and human-related causes of these changes, and how our climate is likely to change in the future as a result of human activities.

Over the course of the event a distinguished panel of climate scientists, including two authors of the new report, will consider questions such as:  
- What are the main conclusions of this new report?  
- How has our knowledge advanced since the previous report?
- Which areas of climate science are well understood and which are not?  

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the science from those actually working in the field and to ask them the questions that matter to you.

Master of Ceremonies

Rob Gell

- Environmental Entrepreneur
- Chairman of UNESCO Western Port Biosphere, and Chair of Wildlife Victoria


Dr Scott Power

- Senior Principal Research Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology
- Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 11, Fifth Assessment Report, IPCC Working Group 1

Dr Julie Arblaster
- Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology
- Lead Author of Chapter 12, Fifth Assessment Report, IPCC Working Group 1

Prof Neville Nicholls
- Professor, School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University
- Past President, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Dr Penny Whetton
- Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
- Lead Author of Chapter 25, Fifth Assessment Report, IPCC Working Group 2

Dr Malte Meinshausen
- Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
- Senior Researcher, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

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