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Cambridge Science Festival
"How do we avoid climate chaos?" blah blah blah
Some of the usual suspects

Monday 13 March
2017 Annual WiSETI Lecture: a life in climate science
Over the course of Dame Julia Sligo’s career at the Met Office, climate science has undergone numerous transformations, helping us to observe, understand, simulate and predict how the climate system behaves.

Thursday 16 March
Cambridge Climate Lecture Series: from COP21 to zero global emissions
A discussion chaired by Oliver Morton with Lord Martin Rees, Professor Kevin Anderson, Baroness Bryony Worthington, Anthony Hobley and Jeanne Martin on
the changes we need to make if we are to avoid climate chaos and meet the aspirations of the Paris Climate Agreement.


Monday 20 March

Meet your friendly neighbourhood climate scientists
The Cambridge Centre for Climate Science invites you to join scientists include Dr Christine Laneme, Dr Emily Shuckburgh and Dr Eliot Whittington for short talks on aspects of our climate, followed by a question and answer session.


Mar 9, 2017 at 12:41 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

The circular economy: a climate change solution?
Tuesday 14 March: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, CB1 2NZ

With 97% of climate scientists in firm agreement that we are facing a climate change crisis
(Yes they really fing said that on a Cambridge Uni website !)

there is a need for new solutions that help us reduce carbon emissions rapidly. The linear economy, characterised by our “buy it – use it – trash it” approach to goods is unsustainable. The circular economy is one potential carbon reduction and waste prevention solution gaining momentum and Cambridge is at the vanguard of this change through Circular Cambridge, a festival that celebrates progressive ways to design, manufacture, access, repair and reuse the things that we want and need in our lives.

This interactive workshop will explore the positives and negatives of the linear and circular economies, looking at how the circular economy might apply to our own lives and communities, and how it might help us overcome difficulties in addressing the climate change challenge.

Mar 9, 2017 at 12:47 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Tackling climate change: whose responsibility is it
Wednesday 15 March: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jesus College, Webb Library, Jesus Lane , CB5 8BL

As we see ever more clearly the consequences of climate change, whose responsibility is it to tackle it? A panel of experts from the University of Cambridge, the British Antarctic Survey and Friends of the Earth discuss whether it is down to individuals, companies, or nations - or all three.

Prof Simon Redfern, Department of Earth Sciences and Jesus College; Craig Bennett, CEO of Friends of the Earth; and Dr Emily Shuckburgh, British Antarctic Survey, will discuss the issues in a panel event chaired by Dr Julian Huppert, Jesus College.

face palm, face palm, face palm, face palm !
I'm only up to page 3 of 12 pages of events

Mar 9, 2017 at 12:50 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Will Climate Science still be "Live" in 2018?

Mar 9, 2017 at 9:13 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Ever met your "friendly climate scientist"?
I wonder where mine is hiding?
Attending anger management classes since Trump?

Mar 9, 2017 at 11:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Must be a typo
"frothing climate scientist"
...There's a few of them a round on the BBC
..though out on the street they are outnumbered by frothing activists, thousand to one

Mar 9, 2017 at 8:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterStewGreen

I haven't got time to go thru the whole list
Meanwhile there are 2 other festivals going on

Newcastle : This weekend it's the BBC Radio3 festival of Free Thinking

Across the UK it's It's British science week : BSW 2017 10th - 19th March 2017
Map of events

Mar 14, 2017 at 3:34 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Liverpool : Tuesday 21st March – 7pm Holy Angels Catholic Club,
Kirkby SciBar - A Breath of Fresh Air

Dr. Gavin Phillips from Thornton Air Laboratory will present about how the emission of gases and particles by human activities has caused effects on our health and our environment since the beginning of the invention of industry and agriculture. An irony of life is by living our lives and taking part in our useful activities we pollute our own workplaces, homes and landscape. Atmospheric chemistry is the study of the invisible, and sometimes tragically visible, world that we breathe.

Mar 14, 2017 at 3:36 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

York Tuesday 28th March – 7:30pm Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum,
Perspectives on a Sustainable Energy Future

A lecture by Professor Andy Heyes, organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, North Yorkshire branch, & the Yorkshire Philosophical Society (tel: 01904 656713).

Mar 14, 2017 at 3:40 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Ha You just missed Edward Hanna's lecture at Lincoln Uni
What are the links between Arctic Climate Change and UK Extreme Weather?

Mar 14, 2017 at 4:03 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

14, 15 or 16 March Arctic Live YouTube stream
Get a real feel of the Arctic and join a #YouTube live broadcast with educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop and researcher Bianca Perren at British Antarctic Survey!
Event date: 14 March 16:00-16:45
Event date: 15 March 09:00-09:45
Event date: 15 March 17:30-18:15
Event date: 16 March 16:00-16:45

Mar 14, 2017 at 11:17 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

18 March 1-6pm Edinburgh Climate Festival Part of British Science Week
+ Evening Ceilidh
An event by Edinburgh and Lothians Regional *Equality* Council
* WTF ?
"We will have a surprise guest speaker who will speak about what you can do to be more sustainable."
The event listing seems like the kind of thing where you bring your kids, and then sit around being smug for being green, and sneer at "enemies".

Mar 14, 2017 at 11:35 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Bristol 18 March 10:00-14:00 visit the yacht Northabout
Newfoundland Way, Portishead, Bristol,
You know the one that had a hard time trying to demonstrate the NW passage is ice free ..and almost got stuck

Members of the Wicked Weather Watch team will also be on site with fun games and quizzes and to talk to you about the impact climate change is having on the Arctic.

Mar 14, 2017 at 11:39 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

London : every day until 18 March 10:00-16:30 Royal Victoria Dock
The Crystal, A Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens
"How can technology help us to create a sustainable future? How will climate change, demographic change and urbanization affect our urban spaces?"

a brainwash the kids event I suppose

I think there are similar kids events across the country
eg Project Polar’ Citizen Science Research
An event by Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Mar 14, 2017 at 11:44 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Bath Uni 15th March 18:00-19:00
Energy Family talk by Saiful Islam'll be the same BS he did at the Xmas Lectures
Already full, but we are offering FREE tickets to a LIVE video streaming of Saiful's talk in the room next door!

Mar 14, 2017 at 11:52 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Ah : Adult tour of a proper Power Station
Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station, Warrington , Cheshire
Sat 18 March 09:30-13:30

Mar 15, 2017 at 12:04 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen