Public lecture - the science of survival 


Human activities are rapidly changing our global environment and the long term impacts of climate change on our daily lives remain uncertain.

According to Professor David Bowman from the School for Environmental Research at CDU there is little doubt that humans will adapt.

“Sustained and well-funded scientific research is the key to surviving the huge uncertainties that remain about what these climate changes will mean for our daily life and long term future," said Professor Bowman.

Issues of science, survival and global environment are some of the subjects Professor Bowman will cover during the final lecture in the Charles Darwin University Public Lecture Series for 2006 on Tuesday 30 May.

Professor Bowman will present the lecture – Science, Survival and Economic Development – beginning 6pm at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

“We will see adaptive integrated research replace the ‘old’ triumphalist science that triggered the environmental change in the first place,” Professor Bowman said.

“It’s ironic that science is now struggling to be funded adequately when it is on the cusp of rebirth.”

Professor Bowman will be introduced by Julia Christensen, presenter of the ABC radio Breakfast program in Darwin.

The free Public Lecture will begin at 6pm on Tuesday 30 May in the theatre at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Fannie Bay. Light refreshments will be served afterwards on the terrace and all are welcome to attend.

Media welcome to attend.

Christine Bond, Media Manager, 8946 6019, 0438 868 048