Age of Consequence movie and panel discussion

Tue, 2017-05-23 12:49 -- 753651
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 18:30
Tim Dalmau, Steve Posselt, Lara Harland, David Hood
New farm Cinemas - 701 Brunswick Street, NEW FARM
Event Details: 

Join the Sustainable Engineering Society QLD for a movie and panel discussion on the Age of Consequence.

Unmissable for all concerned

Stark, profound, sobering and downright scary, but what does it mean for you?

Scientist stress that we are facing an existential threat to human life within the lifetimes of many people alive today.  What does this mean?  Now unfettered by their careers, experts unpack what climate change means in military terms.

Be part of the discussion with the panel where people who have dedicated decades of their lives to the issue explain what their take home message is.  Tim will provide some insight on why change is so slow and what you can do to help speed up the movement for change.

Whether you have seen the movie or watched the shortened version on 4Corners, you need to take part in this.  How you deal with the information is up to you but it will have a profound influence on you.

The movie

The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates how climate change impacts resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise function as accelerants of instability and catalysts for conflict.

Left unchecked, these threats and risks will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.

As in any military defence and security strategy, time is our most precious resource. 

Watch the trailer.

Panel Discussion

After the screening there will be a panel discussion on why as a society we are so slow to act and what we can do to move people into action.  Each member of the panel will give a 2 minute summary of their thoughts and then it will be opened up to questions.

Tim Dalmau: Tim is one of Australia’s foremost management consultants.  His practice covers the world, advising leaders of corporations and engineering focused companies in the resources and manufacturing sectors, working with Boards and senior teams, and designing systems for change.

Steve Posselt FIE(Aust): Climate activist and adventurer: Steve has paddled his kayak 12,000km raising awareness and inspiring others.

Lara Harland FIE(Aust): Lara has worked with a wide range of industries to gain site wide support for the implementation of systems and practices  to improve environmental outcomes.

Prof David Hood AM HonFIE(Aust): David is one of the world’s leading sustainability advocates, an Al Gore trained Climate Reality Leader, a QLD Councillor of ACF, Deputy Chairman of BZE, and Chairman of the Long Future Foundation.

Register Now

It is not our typical technical session and should be an interesting night.  Please invite your friends and bring your family, all are welcome!   Register on-line or for more information see the attached flyer.  Member rates for SENG, EA, EWB, AYCC and ACF members.