To help us all navigate the key issue of our time, St Columba’s-by-the-Castle is hosting Change in a Time of Chaos . This series of online talks focussed on climate change takes place in the run up to
COP26 in November 2021. Speakers from a variety of disciplines will join us to stimulate thought, discussion—and change—as we consider the most urgent issue facing our planet.
Wednesday 3 March 2021
Dr Rachel Howell, Lecturer in Sustainable Development at the University of Edinburgh
Carbon Cutter or Climate Marcher?
Personal and Political Action on Climate Change
A large majority of people in Scotland (79%) think climate change is an “immediate and urgent problem” (Ipsos MORI survey, October 2020). Why doesn’t that concern translate into more action? If we want to take action, what’s going to make the biggest difference? Is it best to focus on political change, or personal behaviour change? Can an individual have any effect? And what about the current situation: has Covid actually been good news for the environment/climate
change? These are some of the questions Rachel Howell will consider. There will also be plenty of time for you to contribute your own questions and thoughts.
Please register and invite others within your networks. Further lectures still to come in Change in a Time of Chaos throughout 2021.