Oceans are hugely important – as a source of food and mineral wealth, as homes for a vast variety of wildlife, and for the role they play in climate regulation. Here, sedimentologist and oceanographer Prof Dorrik Stow explores everything about oceans, and reveals why the new knowledge gained of the ocean-Earth systems and their interaction with the human environment is vital to our understanding of how we can preserve them.
In 2016, the UK became the 111th country to ratify the Paris climate agreement, which aims to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change by cutting carbon emissions. Last year, the US backed out of the global effort, although many American cities, businesses and states have pledged to adopt the goals of the agreement.
The Climate Majority is not about the climate deniers or the climate activists. It’s about those who don’t talk about global warming - the billions of people who have heard plenty about climate change, but who are just not interested enough to adjust their own lifestyles and make the sacrifices required to prevent it.
Join us for this stimulating panel discussion, where we will explore the impact we have on the environment around us. Following the success of the 2017 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, we’re inviting back a top panel of speakers, including academics, comedians, and entertainers, to explore one of the most pressing issues facing the world.
Presented by Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and The University of Edinburgh
A three-degree rise in global temperature is the current estimated ‘tipping point’, after which global warming could run out of control, leaving us powerless to intervene. The Paris Agreement on climate change estimated that gas emissions need to peak in the next five years, which could be an improbable goal.
Climate Change Impacts on the Historic Environment: Assessing the Risk and Taking Action
This one day seminar will bring together heritage organisations from across the UK to showcase work being undertaken to identify and quantify risks from climate change, and to share best practice.
This event will have particular relevance for practitioners or organisations who are looking to better understand the risk climate change poses to their own estate or property, or to the wider historic environment.
Help make Scotland a cycle friendly country!
Join us in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th April for #PoP2018
Meet at The Meadows on Saturday 28th April at 12:00 to cycle, scoot and march on closed roads down to the Scottish Parliament. All ages and abilities welcome! Join us on your bike or trike, on your e-bike, or on foot.
Why are we Pedalling on Parliament?
BY Sarah Beattie-Smith, Climate and Energy Policy Officer at WWF Scotland & Caroline Rance, Climate and Energy Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Scotland