21-24 July 2022 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Reasons to be Cheerful (Part III): Climate Optimism for Troubled Times

Ella is an atmospheric physicist and climate modeller at the British Antarctic Survey who studies the causes of melting on ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula. She is a passionate communicator and presenter who has spoken at schools, festivals, museums and more. You can find her at www.ellagilbert.co.uk and she is on Twitter @Dr_Gilbz.

Talk: Reasons to be Cheerful (Part III): Climate Optimism for Troubled Times

Are you feeling dejected, dismayed and depressed by the scale and pace of climate change? Do you feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenge it presents? If so, you are not alone.
Climate change is the biggest test of our times, altering every corner of the planet we call home. From the vast ice sheets at the faraway poles to the dense rainforests and empty deserts in the tropics and even down to the birds and bumblebees on your very doorstep, climate change affects us all, no matter where we live. To tackle this problem will require a gargantuan effort from all sectors of society, the economy and from across political divides.
It may seem an impossible undertaking, but there is hope.
In this talk, Ella Gilbert, Antarctic climate scientist and veteran environmental campaigner, will give you reason for optimism. She will take you through what needs to be done to tackle the problem, and give you examples of how people are already finding solutions. Whether its grassroots campaigners, young people demanding change, or new tech start-ups finding creative answers to difficult questions, there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

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