Free lunchtime talk: Climate change

You are invited to a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk entitled:

Climate change for scientists and non-scientists

Human-caused climate change could trigger the extinction of between 20 and 30% of the world’s species from mid-21st century if society fails to curb greenhouse gas emissions urgently. Initial assessments show that the climatically suitable area for many vulnerable biomes of South Africa may shrink by up to 55%. Most severe impacts are projected in the western part of South Africa. Hundreds of species are identified to be at risk in the mega-diverse Fynbos and Succulent Karoo Biomes.

Dr Guy Midgley, chief director of the Climate Change and BioAdaptation Division at the South African National Biodiversity Institute will speak about current climate change issues and how we relate to them as scientists and so-called non-scientists.

A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the venue.

Date: Thursday 26 August

Time: 12:45 for 13:00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

Contact: Andreas Spath at or 021 467 7606

Parking options:
Street parking in the area is safe and will cost you R4.50 per hour.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).

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