Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth ... Rob Hopkins and the Atmos Project ... Thursday 5th March at 1pm
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth ... Matt Harvey and the Element in the Room ... Thursday 5th March at 7.30pm
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth ... The New Economics Foundation and systems change >>> "Coastal Communities and their Local Economies" >>> Saturday 7th March at 4.30pm
Climate Week in Sidmouth is very pleased to be hosting an interactive lecture from Dr Ewan Woodley of the Geography department at Exeter University:
Staff profiles - Geography - University of Exeter
He is particularly interested in 'communicating climate science':
Dr Ewan Woodley
Lecturer in Geography
Communicating Climate Science
The communication of climate science is a key challenge for academics. I am working with both natural and social scientists to develop effective pedagogies of climate change through both the Climate and Society research group and within my teaching practice.
This research covers a range of important issues, from ways of maximising the impact of climate change research, through to the development of understanding effective knowledge exchange and dissemination pathways. I am interested in enhancing university education through the development of new teaching strategies that avoid saturation approaches to climate change communication, often referred to as ‘green fatigue’. In this way, I seek to develop new pedagogies of climate change through both my research and teaching practice that encourage experiential learning by students and a move beyond Education merely for Climate Change, to a position where tertiary learning is a reflection of, rather than reaction to, the challenges of global environmental change.
And this is what Dr Woodley is going to look at during Climate Week in Sidmouth
The title of his presentation will be:
“Someone must do something: barriers and opportunities to acting on human-induced climate change”
“Climate change, natural hazards and public understandings of risk and resilience.”
“There is now an overwhelming body of evidence to support the relationship between human activity and changing global climates. Evidence suggests that climate change over the coming century is likely to cause a range of devastating impacts to society, including, sea level rise, increased extremes of weather, changes in storm activity and other widespread environmental changes. Yet action on climate change from government and the public remains insignificant, despite the fundamental changes in lifestyle that may be brought about by a warming of the atmosphere. Moving beyond the science, we shall examine some of the key barriers to addressing climate change, including our behaviour and the values that we hold as individuals and communities.”
The event will kick off on Wednesday 4th March at 7.30pm at the Hatton Wood room on the ground floor of Kennaway House in Sidmouth (by the Triangle bus stop) - and will finish at 9.30pm.
The event is free and open to all.
A bar will be open during the interval.
There is wheelchair access at the back.
Parking is limited.
Home - Kennaway House
We are particularly pleased that this will be a joint event between the Sid Vale Association
and the Vision Group for Sidmouth: