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Environmental Impacts of Visitors to the Antarctic Region
15 November 2017, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
NORTHERN SUBURBS BRANCH—GENERAL MEETING
Topic: Environmental impacts of visitors to the Antarctic region
Speaker: Graham Ezzy (WA Naturalists, NSB Secretary)
Details: This frozen continent is key to understanding how our world works, and our impact upon it. Antarctica is important for science because of its profound effect on the Earth’s climate and ocean systems. Locked in its four-kilometre-thick ice sheet is a unique record of what our planet’s climate was like over the past one million years. The people who travel to or temporarily live in this remarkable continent fall into two main groups, those who live and work on scientific research stations or bases, and tourists.
Graham (hydrologist, naturalist and a keen traveller) will outline many of the human impact issues facing the Antarctic continent, including increases in tourism, with some great photos from his recent trip 12 months ago.
Members are reminded to bring specimens, observations, photos etc for everyone to learn and enjoy and please remember to wear your name tag.