San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Why do debates on global warming feel like blood sport?
If you’ve had enough of the rage ruling climate discussions, come and hear from an outstanding panel of speakers on how we can better understand and positively transform scepticism.
We will be unfolding the psychology and drivers of denial in order to discuss other ways of engaging hearts and minds around sustainable action.
How can we change the way we communicate the case for tackling climate change, so that more people will be motivated to take action?
Join leading speakers from the fields of Philosophy, Climate Science and Science Policy as they share their insight. We are also delighted to have Ed Gillespie, sustainability communications guru and Co-Founder of Futerra probing the panel and helping you get advice, and share thoughts on some of the more provocative encounters you may have faced.
Professor Chris Rapley is Professor of Climate Science at University College London. He has published many papers on topics related to climate change including Communicating Climate Change and The Science of Climate Change. Previous to this role, he has been the Director of the Science Museum, Director of the British Antarctic Survey and Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme.
Dr Alice Bell is research fellow and head of public engagment at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. She is also a science blogger for the Guardian and co-editor at New Left Project. She was previously lecturer in science communication at Imperial College, where she also conducted a PhD on children's science books and helped set up an undergraduate interdisciplinary science in context course on climate change.
Marianne Talbot is Director of Studies in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. She has previously been the Chair of the National Forum for Values in Education and the Community, and a member of the Cabinet Office’s project team on Vision and Values. Marianne has also been part of two advisory groups for the government, Citizenship and the Teaching of Democracy in Schools, and Personal, Social and Health education.
Ed Gillespie is a co-founder of Futerra, a sustainability communications agency. He is also a London Sustainable Development Commissioner.
At HUB Islington, just behind Angel tube which is served by the Northern Line and numerous buses. We regret that due to the nature of the venue, HUB Islington is not wheelchair accessible.
The HUB Eco Series:
The HUB Eco Series is an event series creating positive debate around the key national and international environmental issues of our time; join our Twitter and Facebook communities to hear about events as they arise. Our events are hosted by HUB Islington, the original HUB in a converted warehouse in Angel where it all began. The HUB is now a global movement of 4,000 social entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups based in 30 co-working spaces across the world.
The HUB Eco Series is delighted to be media partnering with A Greener Life A Greener World for this events series.