Climate Change Question Time
Last updated: 06 December 2011
This week Adam chairs a Climate Change Question Time at Bangor University.
Broadcast Tuesday 6th December at 7pm
Our hosts, the Climate Change Consortium of Wales, are a partnership of scientific research teams from the Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea. The Consortium has been running a series of lectures addressing the issue of climate change from many different angles, including the implications for oceans and the great polar ice sheets, the potential effect on human populations and even how it will affect us here in Wales.
For the final event of the series, a 'Climate Change Question Time', Adam chairs a distinguished panel of scientists and thinkers to discuss questions posed by the audience. These include:
- As the planet's population passes 7 billion, is it still possible to stop the increased build-up of greenhouse gases?
- Why is there such an emphasis on developing wind power at the expense of other renewable resources?
- How radically do we need to change our lives and lifestyles to prevent global warming?
And here's the panel:
- Sir John Houghton: Former chair of Scientific Assessment for the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007;
- Jane Davidson: Former AM and Minister for Environment and Sustainability in Wales, Jane is now Director of INSPIRE, a new sustainability institute at Trinity St. David University;
- Professor James Scourse: Director of the Climate Change Consortium of Wales and Professor in Marine Geology at the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University;
- Dr. Clive Walmsley: Environmental Impacts Advisor at the Countryside Council for Wales, Clive leads CCW's work on climate change;
- Dr. Lorraine Whitmarsh: Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University. Her research specialism is the public understanding of climate change.
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