BACKGROUND BRIEFING: Scorchers, sun protection, and buzzing bloodsuckers: a sneak peek at this summer

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***BRIEFING RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE*** With the weather changing and summer officially starting on Friday, many of us are getting more adventurous in our outdoor activities. Join us as we discuss all the things to watch out for over the next three months - from a glimpse at the mercury and predictions for extreme weather and heatwaves; to how to keep yourself safe in the sun and avoid the mozzies.

Organisation/s: Australian Science Media Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, Cancer Council Australia, NSW Government

Funder: Cancer Council Australia licenses and benefits from the sale of sun protection products. As part of his role with NSW Health Pathology, Dr Cameron Webb has provided professional advice to a wide range of companies producing and distributing various mosquito control and mosquito repellent products as well as providing comparable advice to local, state, federal and international government authorities.

Media Release

From: Australian Science Media Centre

With the weather changing and summer officially starting on Friday, many of us are getting more adventurous in our outdoor activities.

Join us as we discuss all the things to watch out for over the next three months - from a glimpse at the mercury and predictions for extreme weather and heatwaves; to how to keep yourself safe in the sun and avoid the mozzies.

The briefing will discuss the following issues:

  • Australia's weather and climate: what this summer holds in store for us
  • Heatwaves: who's at risk and how to stay safe from Australia's deadliest natural hazard
  • Summer sun protection: five things Aussies need to know
  • Mosquitoes: how to take the bite out of the coming summer

Speakers:

  • Felicity Gamble is a Senior Climatologist at the Bureau of Meteorology
  • Andrew Gissing is a Project Leader at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
  • Professor Sanchia Aranda is CEO of Cancer Council Australia
  • Dr Cameron Webb is a Mosquito Researcher at NSW Health Pathology

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Date: Thu 30 Nov 2017
Start time: 10:00am AEDT
Duration: Approx 60 min
Venue: Online

Attachments:

  • Australian Science Media Centre
    Web page
    Briefing recording

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