|Sent on:||Sunday, October 26, 2008 9:47 PM|
The Himalayan region is one of the most sensitive regions in the world where the unmistakable positive signs of the climate change have started becoming visible. Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster than in any other part of the world," the IPCC warned last year. "If the present rate continues, the likelihood of them disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high if the Earth keeps warming at the current rate. More than a billion people need the rivers supported by the Himalayan glaciers to survive. Across Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, More than 400 million people live off the Ganges River alone.
Prof. B.N. Upreti is a professor of Geology at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Presently he is at the QUT, Brisbane for a short visit under the Australian Leadership Fellowship Program of AusAid. He is the Vice-President of Nepal Centre for Disaster Management, a non-profit, non-government organization in Nepal.
Date & time: Wednesday 19 November 2008
5.30pm - biscuits, coffee/tea
6.00pm - presentation and discussion
7.15pm - meeting concludes - enthusiastic participants are encouraged to continue discussion over dinner at another venue
Venue: Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Boardrooms, 134 Whitmore St (Swann Rd end), Taringa. Go to reception (off upper car park) & signs will direct from there.
Parking is available on site (upper car park- anywhere there is a space or lower car parks in the non reserved spaces).There's also plenty of nearby on-street parking (with no meters/time limit) at that time of day.
Who should attend: Any intelligent person interested in the common good.
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