Futures Forum: Climate change: and the false hope of the UN conference >>> "We must look at the full spectrum of geoengineering." But "the high political and environmental risks associated with this must be made clear so that it is never used as an alternative to making the carbon cuts that are urgently needed."
As pointed out by Transition Town Crediton:
Futures Forum: Climate change: "The UN deal will require people-power from organisations like ours to make politicians live up to their rhetoric."
Yesterday, Transition Town Bridport took a look at the UN climate summit:
Futures Forum: Climate change: talk & film in Bridport: Friday 15th January >>> Good COP, Bad COP >>> This Changes Everything
And next week, Exmouth brings its perspective to bear:
Post-Paris report-back LectureThursday 21 January, 2106 at 19.00
People have been asking me for an assessment of what was achieved in Paris at COP21. I have to admit that I don't know what to make of all the contradictory reports and the hype but help is at hand:
On Thursday 21 January, 2106 I have booked the Telfer Centre at the Community College in Gypsy Lane, for a lecture starting at 19.00
The event is to be a report-back from the UN Climate summit, held this month in Paris at a time of extreme tension. I have secured as subject-expert, our main speaker Professor Peter Challenor from Exeter University who did us so proud in 2013. Peter is an 'uncertainty' specialist but we appreciated in 2013 that he can present the facts and the speculations in an entertaining and accessible manner.
We have two others 'on the bill' with Peter: Lizzie German a young activist with UKYCC (UK youth climate coalition) who was amongst the lobbying groups at the summit. Also Emilio Mula, a documentary maker filming around the summit in Paris. He will be with Lizzie to describe the atmosphere and will be showing us rushes from the documentary. Please come and invite anyone you know who has an interest. No entry fee but donations acceptable.
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