We acknowledge the Traditional Owners from all First Nations communities across Victoria.
To you we convey our deep respect.
ACCLIMATISE is a series of live audience and broadcast events presented in collaboration with Museums Victoria, Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria, Zoos Victoria, Public Libraries Victoria, Parliament of Victoria, State Library of Victoria, Philip Island Nature Reserve, Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and Royal Society of Victoria.
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Earth’s climate is incredibly complex and essential to sustaining all life on our planet. In just a few short centuries, the global land use and energy consumption practices of the human species have disrupted the balances in a system that had remained stable and conducive to human activities for thousands of years. Confronted with the existential threat of a warming, drying climate system that could even prove inhospitable to life on Earth if left unchecked, our global civilization has embarked on a search for creative solutions through multidisciplinary fields of science.
Join us as we explore the science at the centre of this critical physical, intellectual, social and economic frontier; the physics of weather, our First Nations peoples knowledge of Country, the citizen scientists measuring and managing local impacts, the foundation of the sustainability movement, the Victorian researchers assessing and working to slow the threat of plant and animal extinction, and the scientists charting the impacts of bushfire, drought and sea level rise in our state and beyond.
Featuring scientists from Victoria’s major public scientific and cultural institutions with a strong broadcast focus for our regional audience engagement, alongside local Victorian communities working towards solutions, ACCLIMATISE seeks to delve into the Sciences of Sustainability and Adaptation and the pathways they offer towards our future.
ACCLIMATISE is presented to Victoria for National Science Week 2021