Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to face man and treated as a much bigger priority in the United Kingdom.
Date:16 May, 2013 - 19:30 - 21:30
THURSDAY 16TH MAY, 7:30PM
THE RAILWAY HOTEL
A TALK BY PROFESSOR BILL McGUIRE
Professor Bill McGuire Bill is an academic, science writer
and broadcaster, currently Professor of Geophysical
and Climate Hazards at University College London
and the author or editor of over 400 books, papers
and articles focusing on volcanology, natural hazards,
environmental change and climate change.
In his newest book “Waking the Giant” he suggests that human-induced climate change could be encouraging the sleeping giant beneath our feet to stir once again. We could be bequeathing our children not only a much hotter world, but also a more geologically dangerous one.
Date:17 May, 2013 - 20:00 - 22:00
FRIDAY 17th MAY
THE SUN INN, HIGH STREET, FROM 8PM
Green Drinks is now on the 17th of every month, regardless what day that happens to be. There is actually a reason why we chose the number 17, and at March Green Drinks there was much examining of clues, head scratching, consulting of smart phones, and finally the answer was revealed. I'm not sure we will be able to satisfy the call for a new quiz every month, but we'll try.
Meanwhile this month the 17th falls on a Friday, maybe that will suit people who haven't been able to be there the last few of months.
As ever, there's no agenda, no formality, no structure of any kind and no green coloured drinks either that we've noticed - just a chance to relax with like-minded people and swap ideas.
THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
GO GREEN DAY, UNIVERSITY DOME
We had a fun day at Buxton's very own University, joining all sorts of green groups for an event in the Dome. As well as the usual display and books, we took along the Carbonopoly game - that's the one where Buxton ends up fully greened, with solar panels, orchards, wind turbines and electric buses, and all the players have more money than they started with. We were joined briefly by a visitor from far away, Paula Bear, who was with the Greenpeace team campaigning to Save the Arctic. She was delighted to find she'd won a crossword competition.
THE JANUARY 2013 NEWSLETTER
.... is now available to download.
There's a round up of what we did last year, with photos, news of this year's workshops programme and a diary of dates coming up soon.