IFA Webinar: A short and long range forecast
Australia’s climate and weather forecast for this coming summer and in 2040
: Thursday 28 November 2019
: 1.00 – 1.50 pm (AEDST)
This webinar will provide IFA/AFG members, growers and forestry professionals with the latest information available on the future climate. Immediate-term weather predictions impacting the coming fire season and longer-range forecasts will be discussed with implications for current and future forest and fire management.
Australia has a long history of climate extremes. Droughts, floods, heatwaves and fire are all regular features of our climate. Industries and sectors have developed sophisticated and widely successful approaches to manage these risks. However, as the planet warms in response to the enhanced greenhouse effect, past practices are being tested and new approaches will be required.
In this seminar I will give an overview of robust changes which are evident in our climate already and link these to impacts which are being seen across a range of indicators relevant to forestry and related industries. Understanding and responding to the changes already evident, though perhaps not widely perceived, provides the opportunity to better manager for what is likely to be a very different future.
: Dr David Jones, Manager of Climate Services, Bureau of Meteorology
Dr David Jones is responsible for the delivery of the Bureau's climate service, with a team of approximately 40 people distributed across the country. His activities included climate prediction, monitoring of climate variability, drought and climate change, and working with users and stakeholders to help them better manage Australia's climate. A key part of the role is reducing the current and future cost of natural disasters, working across industry and government to support better responses and enhanced preparedness.
David is a member of numerous national and international working groups and committees, and has worked extensively on project with developing countries to enhance climate services (particularly small island states) and strength knowledge around climate change.
Registration: (in GST)
IFA/AFG Member $10
Student members $5
Registrations close: 9.00 am
Tuesday 26 November
Click HERE to register.