Why replacing our native habitat is vital to saving species from extinction.
Analysis of up to 100,000-year-old DNA at the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA promises to throw new light on some of today’s most intriguing questions.
Send in the Litigators?. Can the Commonwealth wrest control of the ‘waters of the rivers’ of the Murray and Darling from the Basin States?
There is growing consensus of the need to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions, both in South Australia and the rest of the world. However there are many perspectives as to which technology options to pursue toward this goal, given our present heavy reliance on fossil fuels and substantial investment in capital intensive plant to utilise them.
The talk will assess some of the challenges and opportunities emerging to this end, both locally and internationally, as we seek to manage the transition to a more sustainable future.
The beginning of the 21st century presents the interwoven challenges of climate change, rapid population growth and increasing freshwater, food and energy pressures. These challenges will be discussed as will the manner in which humanity has sought to meet them so far and is likely to do so in the future. The interconnection between climate change and energy use is producing innovative alternative energy ideas which are rapidly gaining ground. This promises to impinge favourably on freshwater and food supply and to ameliorate climate change. There is reason to be cautiously optimistic.