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Carbon Chronicles

Please note this event takes place on in the basement and has no step-free access. Over 18s only
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7.00-9.30pm
Mermaid, 11b Gandy Street,
Exeter EX4 3LS
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Dig into the world of peatlands and carbon in this captivating event. Learn about the vital role of peatlands in carbon sequestration and climate resilience, alongside the challenges and opportunities for sustainable living. Join us as we unravel the secrets of carbon storage and explore pathways to a more climate-conscious future.

For peat's sake, what is all the fuss about?

Dr Naomi Gatis (Lecturer in Nature Based Climate Solutions, University of Exeter)
Dr Pia Benaud (Research Fellow, University of Exeter)
Morag Angus (South West Peatland Partnership Manager)
Join us on an adventure into the heart of an often overlooked and mistreated ecosystem right here on Exeter's doorstep! Let's give peatlands the recognition they truly deserve as fascinating and beautiful landscapes, of global importance. Discover how, with just a touch of care and a substantial investment, these incredible habitats might just tip the balance in our battle against the biodiversity and climate emergencies.

Unearthed: tracking the fate of carbon from the atmosphere into soils

Nina Lindstorm-Friggens (Geography Research Fellow)
Did you know that more carbon is stored in soils than in plants and the atmosphere combined? Soil carbon storage depends on the balance of carbon going into and coming out of soil. But changes in soil carbon stocks take decades to develop, and how can we detect changes in something we cannot see? Here we explore ways to understand the fates of carbon from atmosphere to soil and why it matters.

Walking the Talk: changing lifestyles for a changing climate

Stewart Barr (Professor of Geography, University of Exeter)
We frequently receive messages encouraging us to make different choices to reduce our carbon footprints, but most lifestyles remain carbon intensive. Using travel as an example, this talk applies social science research to explain why changing our behaviours is so difficult and explores how we can promote more sustainable lifestyles.
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