A key theme for most speakers was the need to prepare for change, particularly the role climate change will play in the fire regime changes such areas are likely to experience in the future. And yes, climate change is a key driver behind the recent west coast fires in the USA, not just poor forest management.
Bushfires are synonymous with the history of Australia, pre and post European settlement. Clearly this bushfire season has been unprecedented in severity, duration and extent.
Queensland was first impacted by severe bushfires in August 2019. Prolonged drought and strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole-influenced weather conditions kicked the QLD season off earlier than usual.
True agile teams are self-organizing in nature. This means that they decide how they are going to complete the work scoped for a given sprint. One thing that is usually not part of the self-organization is rewards and recognition. This is usually left with management or at a company level. We as a team decided to change this.
Agriculture worldwide faces daunting challenges, not only because of increasing population growth, changing food consumption patterns, natural resource scarcity and environmental degradation, but also as a result of the rapidly intensifying threat of climate change. Australia is likely to be one of the most exposed of the world’s developed countries to the adverse effects of climatic change, especially possible declines in agricultural production…
Fascinating but worrying to see the work reported in The Age Newspaper (“Great Ocean Road at risk from surging sea” 11/01/2019 – Royce Millar) concerning the impact of rising sea levels on the iconic Great Ocean Road along the south-western Victorian coastline.
We believe the time has come to more formally communicate our company’s commitment to address the challenges of human-induced climate change.
There is no doubt that climate change is no longer just a threat, it is a real and present danger that is increasingly impacting the lives of many people and the natural world. The question is what are we doing about it?
Reflecting on the recent National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility 2018 Climate Adaptation Conference held in Melbourne there were several themes that stand out for me.