Who: Professor Malcolm McCulloch FAA
Western Australian Premier’s Fellow, School of Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia
Deputy Director, ARC Centre of excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Where: DB25-002 (Nursing Sciences), James Cook University, Townsville
When: 5.00pm – 6.00pm Thursday, 8 April 2010
Refreshments will be served from 4.30pm
Are you concerned about climate change, but not totally sure what to conclude? Worried about uncertainties in the science and attacks on scientists and what constitutes proper scientific conduct? What is a valid scientific idea and how is a scientific consensus formed?
Professor Malcolm McCulloch will present the science of climate change in a way that removes confusion, illuminates the key science concepts, and distinguishes between scientifically based scepticism and ‘flat-earth’ denialism.
Options and future directions in dealing with climate change will be discussed.
Professor Malcolm McCulloch
Malcolm McCulloch studies how climate and human processes have influenced both past and present marine environments with particular emphasis on coral reefs.
Malcolm has received a number of prestigious awards, including Fellowships of the Australian Academy of Science (2004), the Geological Society of Australia (2007), the Geochemical Society (2008) and the American Geophysical Union (2002). In 2009 he was awarded the Jaeger Medal in Earth Sciences by the Australian Academy of Science. Malcolm is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher. His 240 scientific papers have been published in leading international journals including 23 in Science or Nature.
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