speech Climate and Global Change— A Southern Hemisphere Perspective* John W. Zillman Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia 1. Introduction 2. Some observations Thank you, Mr. President. The title of my talk is, "It is a very remarkable thing that climatology faces depending upon your perspective, either very nar- such an important, possibly a dramatic, future when it rowly constraining or so broad as to make it impossible is the oldest science we have." These were the first words of Dr. C. H. B. (Bill) Priestley in his opening to say anything of any depth or value in twenty min- utes. It's the sort of title that one might come up with in address to an international conference on climate response to a five o'clock A.M. telephone call from the change and variability in Melbourne in December other side of the world from the president of the 1975. He went on to speak of the dangers and the American Meteorological Society after spending half challenges facing the climate science community as the night lying awake troubling about the future of we entered the era of bustle and turbulence, and I international meteorology. In any event, against the would have to
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jul 1, 1993
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