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Why is Climate Change so Hard?

Online Event

Fri 27 Nov 2020


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7pm - 8pm via Zoom

Why is Climate Change so Hard?

This lively online discussion with scientists, researchers and audience interaction, looks at communicating science, the psychology behind our actions, and the politics of Climate Change. Chaired by Radio 4 journalist Ritula Shah, we’ll be asking why is Climate Change so hard? All those who register can submit questions.

‘The danger of global warming is as yet unseen, but real enough for us to make changes and sacrifices’ Margaret Thatcher told the UN in 1989. Yet, in 2020 the predictions are unfolding with devastating wildfires, severe weather, and melting glaciers. It seems that international targets are missed, systems largely remain the same, and not enough progress is made.

Is this true and why does it happen? We’ll be discussing the evidence and looking at how we can keep positive and focused on solutions to the biggest issue facing us: Climate Change.

This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

A logo reading: Futures, European researchers night

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Agile Rabbit is a platform that provides special events for the South-West and beyond to focus on ideas, global affairs and the natural and scientific world. The events are set in contrasting venues across the South-West to provide quirky experiences, whilst maximising participation for all communities.

Agile Rabbit is held in partnership with the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter.

University of Exeter, global systems institute

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