It is Now or Never for Universities: Research, Progress and Climate Disruption

(An earlier version of this paper was delivered to the Australian Research Management Society Conference in Adelaide, Australia, in September 2019)

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‘In Australia the chance of a 20% drop in GDP is 93%’

But this is the global average. In Australia the chance of a 20% drop in GDP is 93%. This profoundly destabilises every aspect of organised (and civilised) society. It is difficult to know how we could manage through this. Add the economic and social impact of sea level rise on most of the world’s major coastal cities, and ‘it is not difficult to imagine that the world would be nearly ungovernable’.

Climate change activist, research fellow, musician, creator of ‘Music for a Warming World’, http://www.musicforawarmingworld.org

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