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There’s always talk about the effects of climate change on our planet. Join us tonight to see it in pictures and think about what world we’ll leave our children in 2071. Hopefully it won’t be too scary…During the event there will be a photo exhibition and special Pint of Science goodies to be won! This event will be held in the “Fagan's Cellar Bar” upstairs (unfortunately no wheelchair access).
Climate change: take action now!
Professor Chris Rapley (Professor of Climate Science)
How do we persuade the public to take action on climate change? What’s more effective – fear-driven arguments popularized in current media or rationale, calm discussion. Who should influence climate policy? Can scientists inform us only on the consequences of climate change, or also how we ought to morally act in response to climate change?
A Fevered Planet
Professor Hugh Montgomery (Chair of Intensive Care Medicine)
Without Greenhouse Gases, our planet would be 32oC colder & we wouldn’t be here. But about 150 years ago, we began to burn fossil fuels- increasing the atmospheric concentration of these gases. As a result, energy is being added to our atmosphere- driving atmospheric & oceanic warming, & thus ice melt & sea level rise. It also increases the frequency & severity of extreme weather events, (Atmosphere+Energy = Weather). The impacts affect more than polar bears. They threaten humanity’s well being and survival. Hugh will explain why and how- and ask you what we should do about it.
Mr Ian Teh (Photographer)
Ian will present a photo slide show on how our planet’s landscape has suffered as a result of climate change. A breathtaking journey showing the pain our earth is going through. A photoreporters’ view of changes to the landscape of the planet we call home.