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Announced 2020, Sunday 8 November 2020, 7:30pm, St Mary's Church

(CANCELLED) Jonathon Porritt: Hope in Hell: A decade to confront the climate emergency

 

 

Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and we know, beyond a reasonable doubt, what science now tells us.  Just as climate change is accelerating, so too must we, summoning up a greater sense of urgency, courage and shared endeavour than humankind has ever seen before.

 

 

Sunday 8 November 2020 | 7:30pm | St Mary’s Church

 

 

In his ultimately optimistic book, Porritt confronts the issue head-on.  He believes we have time to do what needs to be done, but only if we move now and move together.  Hope in Hell explores the reasons to be hopeful: new technology; the power of innovation; the mobilisation of young people, and a sense of intergenerational solidarity as older generations come to understand their own obligation to secure a safer world for their children and grandchildren.

 

Jonathon Porritt is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on environmental issues and sustainable development.  He is co-founder of Forum for the Future, the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, and was formerly director of Friends of the Earth and co-chair of the Green Party.

 

 

Tickets £5