Sunburnt Country: The history and future of climate change in Australia

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Credit: Dr Joëlle Gergis
26 July 2018, 6:00pm7:00pm
Location Village Roadshow Theatrette
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Investigate Australia's climate history with Joëlle Gergis, author of Sunburnt Country.

Human activities have altered weather patterns that have been with us for millions of years; find out what historical materials from State Library Victoria’s collection can tell us about climate change in our own backyard.

Learn about the impact of a warming planet on Australian lifestyles and ecosystems and the power we all have to shape future life on Earth.

About Joëlle Gergis

Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning climate scientist and writer from the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on reconstructing Australian climate using scientific data like tree rings, corals and ice cores, as well as historical records including colonial diaries, government records, early newspapers and artworks uncovered in Australia’s archives.