Conference an inspiration

Professor Newman set a scene for the future.
Professor Newman set a scene for the future.

Peter Newman, Curtin University’s Sustainability professor, aimed to convince his audience of this at the World Environment Day Conference hosted by Serpentine-Jarrahdale Shire last week.

If their reactions were anything to go by, he succeeded.

Professor Newman, keynote speaker at Restoring the Balance: The State of the Environment, said many societies were experiencing rising temperatures and extreme weather events, and facing diminishing water resources and biodiversity.

‘Cities do collapse and ours will too, if we don’t change’