8 Feb – Owen Price – Increasing Bushfire Risks

Will increasing our prescribed burning help? Will it be like this every year? Will it get worse? What are the risks to us from the bushfires?

Join us to hear Associate Professor Owen Price, an expert on Australian bushfires, explain what is happening with bushfires as our climate warms.

Sat 8th Feb 2020 – at 2 pm NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS | 1.30 pm SA, | 1 pm QLD | 12.30 pm NT | 11 am WA

A.Prof. Owen Price is team leader at the University of Wollongong’s ‘NSW Bushfire Risk Management Research Hub’, currently specialising in Greenhouse gasses, particulate emissions and air quality.

Owen has been researching Australian bushfires for over two decades and has published papers on such topics as “The probability of a fire spreading to the urban interface in Sydney”, “Global patterns in fire leverage: the response of annual area burnt to previous fire”, “Local and regional smoke impacts from prescribed fires”, “Quantifying the influence of fuel age and weather on the annual extent of unplanned fires in the Sydney region”, “The role of weather, past fire and topography in crown fire occurrence in eastern Australia”, and many more.

We have asked Owen the impossible. We’re hoping he can explain
“the increasing risks of, and from, bushfires in Australia given the impacts of climate change”

in just half an hour. It is bound to be a interesting discussion.

How to attend – at a meeting or on-line

Join the meeting directly online via Zoom.us  or at a local CCL Australia group meeting, contact us at info@ccl.org.au to find a meeting near you. Members and friends are all welcome.

You can connect to our videoconferencing channel from nearly any desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone; with internet access: https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/3920795005

Sometimes it works better with headphones and microphone – like your phone earphones (especially if you have a lot of background sounds) but it can often work well with just the camera, mic and speakers on your laptop or desktop computer. Zoom can help you test your setup before you start on the confernence call.

You can also connect by phone for sound only: 02 8015 2088 then enter the Meeting id: 392 079 5005 # . It will ask for a participant id – dont worry just press # again.

It’s best to keep your microphone muted unless you are wanting to talk, so your background sounds don’t add noise to the discussion. Zoom muting can be controlled by you or by the meeting manager. Controls to mute/unmute are in the bottom left of the screen. Phones can also be set to mute independently.

Experiment with the different screen views using the controls in the top right of the window. My preference is the grid view where you can see everyone.

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Sat 8th Feb 2020 – at 2 pm NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS | 1.30 pm SA, | 1 pm QLD | 12.30 pm NT | 11 am WA

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