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Monday, February 22, 2010

Climate Change Mapping: Keep it Simple, Stupid!

In the previous post, I wrote about the challenges of presenting complex data on the risk from sea-level rise and climate change to people who are looking for 'simple' answers and guidance.

One of the main take-away messages that I got from day 2 of the National Climate Change Forum is that local authorities really are asking for (demanding!) a national, coordinated set of data and decision support tools to help them assess the risks coming from climate change, confirming the points made in the previous post.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mapping Climate Change and Sea-level Rise

Today (18 Feb 2010) and tomorrow, I am attending the National Climate Change Forum (http://www.nccf2010.eventplanners.com.au/) in Adelaide. The focus of this two-day forum is on coastal communities: how can they assess the risks from climate change and sea level rise, and how to develop priorities for adaptation strategies.

(Not a lot of Social Media activity here BTW. I seem to be the only one sending out updates on Twitter for now. Follow me or look for the #nccf hashtag)