A 12-week evening series of public lectures  on climate change will be launched next Tuesday 4 March at the University of Adelaide.
The University's Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability  will host the seminars, which will focus on the likely impacts of global warming on South Australia, the nation and the rest of the world.
The Climate 2030 seminars - primarily aimed at postgraduate students but open to the public - will address a range of issues relating to climate change and its impact on people, the environment, health, agriculture and the law.
Professor Bob Hill , Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences  at the University of Adelaide, will convene the first seminar on Tuesday 4 March, giving an overview of climate change, its past, present and future.
Weekly seminars will examine clean energy technologies, issues relating to a carbon-constrained future and impacts of climate change at the community, species and genetic level in South Australia.
Other sessions will focus on water resources, population growth and migration, sustainable planning and how our communities (people, plants and animals) will adapt.
Even health gets a look-in, with a seminar devoted to heat stress, and the spread of vector-borne and food-borne infectious diseases.
The impact of climate change on our agricultural systems will be examined, along with economic programs that have been developed to forecast future global trends.
The Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability has organised the series with the support of the South Australian Government  and Business SA .
"Climate Change 2030 has been developed in response to interest at a very senior level within the University to have more multi-disciplinary program and course offerings," says Professor Barry Brook , the Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change.
"This series is a unique and innovative model to promote greater interaction between disciplines, and a valuable opportunity for those members of the public with an interest in this area."
The seminars will be held weekly, from 4 March - 3 June, at the North Terrace Campus, from 5pm-7pm. To register, and for more information, visit: www.adelaide.edu.au/climatechange/seminars/