Cli­mate guru to visit Mun­dub­bera next week

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL LIFE -

THE Cen­tral Bur­nett Land­care group will host a day with cli­mate guru Pro­fes­sor Roger Stone in Mun­dub­bera on Wed­nes­day, June 28.

Pro­fes­sor Stone has a back­ground in ap­plied en­vi­ron­men­tal sci­ence, es­pe­cially weather fore­cast­ing and cli­mate sci­ence.

His par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est has been in us­ing the knowl­edge we have gained about weather pre­dic­tion to as­sist ru­ral in­dus­tries to adapt to con­stant changes, as Aus­tralia has some of the harsh­est weather con­di­tions on the globe.

Also speak­ing on the day will be Aus­tralian Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture and Fish­eries cli­mate risk project man­ager Damien O’Sul­li­van.

Cen­tral Bur­nett Land­care sec­re­tary Mar­ion Den­holm said the group was de­lighted to host Pro­fes­sor Stone.

“It’s a rare op­por­tu­nity to hear some­one of this cal­i­bre speak in a ru­ral area, es­pe­cially Pro­fes­sor Stone, who has such an in­ter­est in farm­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and how they are af­fected by weather,” Ms Den­holm said.

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