Throughout 2010, as part of the Greening The Wharf program, Sydney Theatre Company is joining with the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists to present The Wentworth Talks, a series of events led by guest speakers addressing a wide range of topics relating to climate change and the environment. Each session includes opportunities for questions and discussion.
The next two events are:
Can We Secure Our Food Whilst Maintaining Our Environment?
Monday 28th June 2010 at 6.30pm – Dr John Williams
As world population continues to expand, projected demand for food will require agricultural and fisheries production to double over the next fifty years. Whilst this is a huge call for food production to be increased substantially, the more demanding challenge is to make these huge increases while decreasing detrimental impacts on natural resources and the environment.
People and Planet in the 21st Century
Monday 23rd August 2010 at 6.30pm – Professor Tim Flannery
“From James Lovelock’s The Eclipse of Gaia to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, our media is filled with apocalyptic visions of our future. But is our fate necessarily so bleak? By analysing the climate crisis, and by taking an evolutionary perspective on our society and ourselves, I’ve become convinced that there’s a sound basis for hope. Time, however, is short, and the path to sustainability turns out to be somewhat surprising. Basically, our history tells us that it’s only by giving something away that we’ll secure our futures.” – Tim Flannery
Venue: Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company
Tickets: FREE (bookings recommended)
Bookings: 02 9250 1777 or sydneytheatre.com.au