Extreme Weather: Climate Change in Action?
When: Tue 17 Jun 2014, 18.00-20.30
Where: Staff Restaurant, British Library
From record rainfalls to disastrous droughts, extreme weather seems to be on the rise, and climate change has been implicated as the culprit. What can scientists tell us? What do policymakers need to be told in order to make sound decisions? What role should the media play? Why, if we’re already feeling the impacts of climate change, is so little being done about it?
At our 25th TalkScience a diverse panel examines the role of knowledge, power and persuasion in promoting action to tackle climate change and its consequences.
Join the debate, as James Randerson (the Guardian) discusses the issues with Professor Stephen Belcher (Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre), Laura Sandys MP (Conservative Environment Network) and George Marshall (Founder of Climate Outreach & Information Network).