Free public lecture in Port Macquarie will examine the challenges of climate change

20 AUGUST 2019

Free public lecture in Port Macquarie will examine the challenges of climate change

Climate change expert Dr Angela Frimberger will address why climate change is occurring, and how people can mitigate its impacts, at a free lecture in Port Macquarie.

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Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) in Port Macquarie will host a free public lecture on the challenges of climate change on Thursday 29 August.

Dr Angela FrimbergerClimate advocate Dr Angela Frimberger (pictured) will present the lecture titled ‘Climate Change Reality’, which will explore the impacts of climate change in areas such as inter-generational justice, biodiversity, health, business and economics, immigration, and defence.

This session will canvass why climate change is occurring and what each person can do to mitigate its impacts.

It will also explore the questions: ‘Must we change?’; ‘Can we change?’ and ‘Will we change?’.

Speaking on the issue of climate change, Dr Frimberger said she believes there are many different issues concerned citizens need to be aware of.

“We all need to be aware not only of the many impacts of climate change, but we should all have an understanding of the science around climate change, and even more importantly, the potential solutions that are available and that are becoming more practical,” Dr Frimberger said.

Charles Sturt’s Director of External Engagement for Port Macquarie, Ms Kate Wood-Foye, said the upcoming lecture is an opportunity for Port Macquarie locals to learn from a leading expert about how climate change impacts them.

“Climate change is a significant issue and with Dr Frimberger’s expertise on the topic and local knowledge of the Mid-North Coast region, members of the public have the opportunity to learn about climate change from both a global and local perspective,” Ms Wood-Foye said.

“The entire reason the University hosts the Exploration Series lectures is to encourage discussion and debate in regional communities, and the issue of climate change is certainly one our local community should continue discussing.

“We look forward to hosting Dr Frimberger as part of the University’s Exploration Series lecture.”

Dr Frimberger is a biologist, veterinary oncologist, small business owner and volunteer climate advocate and educator.

She has been an active member against climate change in the Mid-North Coast community, and in 2014 was trained as a climate leader by the Climate Reality Project and Australian Conservation Foundation.

Dr Frimberger is a committee member of the Energy Forever Project and the Hastings branch of Climate Change Australia, and a member of the Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Network.

The lecture by Dr Frimberger is from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 29 August in room 2062-2063 at the Charles Sturt campus in Port Macquarie, 7 Major Innes Road.

The lecture is part of the Charles Sturt’s Exploration Series, which is part of the Community-University Partnership program and aims to engage the University’s rural and regional partners in matters of significance.

Registration for this free lecture is available on the Charles Sturt website and is necessary for catering purposes.

Media Note:

To indicate your interest in attending the Exploration Series event in Port Macquarie or to arrange interviews with Dr Angela Frimberger or Ms Kate Wood-Foye, contact Rebecca Tomkins at Charles Sturt Media on 02 6338 6270 or news@csu.edu.au

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