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some things coming up in 2016

London : Thursday, January 14
Greenhouse gases and bioenergy (UEA London Lectures)
FREE ..need to book in advance ..and info
Thursday, January 14, 7PM-9 PM (Drinks reception 6pm)
Deloitte, 2 New Street Square, LONDON EC4A 3BZ
with Prof David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor

It's not listed as live-streamed nor are any more of the London lectures about climate,
but there is a video of the old lecture : Climate change and international trade
Prof Dabo Guan's inaugural lectur
e took place on Tuesday 3 November

Coming up at UEA in Norwich : a series of 3 lectures on exploring the precautionary principle
Tuesday 2 February 2016, 6:30pm : - Dr Phil Hutchinson
next 17th Feb & 1st March

Tuesday 1 March 2016, 6:30pm
The power of frustration: pioneering clean hydrogen energy - Prof Gregory Wildgoose

Jan 13, 2016 at 2:35 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Anybody going to this?
SAT, 30 JAN 2016 AT 09:15
Climate Rising
Friends House, London, United Kingdom

Please join us in January for a day of workshops, inspirational speakers and updates from the talks.
Find out how to take action individually, together in our communities and workplaces; and link up with others across the globe who are on the frontline facing the threat of climate change.
In the morning we’ll hear stories from the Paris talks, including insights from:
Jagoda Munic, Chairperson, Friends of the Earth International
Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik, Coordinator, This Changes Everything UK
Shehroze Khan, Campaigns Manager, MADE
Chris Baugh, Assistant General Secretary, PCS
Sheila Menon, Activist, Reclaim the Power
Caroline Lucas MP will then chair a panel discussion on the next steps for the climate movement. She’ll be joined by the likes of:
Alice Bows-Larkin, Professor of Climate Science & Energy Policy, Tyndall Centre
Mark Serwotka, General Secretary, PCS
Yeb Sano, Climate Change Activist
With more speakers to be announced.
Naomi Klein, renowned journalist and author of This Changes Everything, will join us by video link from Canada in the afternoon.
And a host of exciting worshops including:
Deregulating the planet: trade, big business and the climate
Art, Fossil Fuels & Colonialism
Working for a low carbon economy: One million climate jobs S
topping fracking – frontline battles
Climate, migration and refugees
And many many more...
Rounding off the day we will hear from:
Alana Dave, Education Officer, International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)
Asad Rehman, International Climate Coordinator,
Friends of the Earth Francesca Martinez, Activist and Comedian
Everyone is welcome. Whether you’re new to the climate movement or a seasoned campaigner you’ll leave feeling inspired, motivated and connected with the climate community

I might keep my mouth shut and try to look stupid and hope I fit in.

Jan 17, 2016 at 12:37 PM | Unregistered Commenterrotationalfinestructure

Monday, March 14, 2016 7:00 PM
@Reading University FREE
- Great Debate - Can renewables meet our electricity needs?
part of British Science Week 2016
The event will consist of four short talks by experts in the field followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of a panel formed by the speakers and to offer their own views.
1. Wind Power - Professor Fergal Brennan, Director of Energy, Cranfield University,
2. Solar Power - Professor Humayun Mughal, CEO, Silicon CPV Plc (MONEYconnection !)
3. Energy Storage - Andrew Haslett, Chief Engineer, Energy Technologies Institute
4. Grid Changes - Dr Phil Coker, Lecturer in Renewable Energy, University of Reading

So no time to mention the biggest suppliers of renewable power ? : nuclear, biofuels, hydro
..anyone would think "It's all about Green Propaganda, not science"

PRIOR BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT That page has a lot of details

Mar 2, 2016 at 7:39 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

O/T but also at Reading and bound to be good
11 May 2016 20:00
Free Steven Pinker lecture
" 'The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's guide to Writing in the 21st Century'.
He argues that we need to rethink usage advice. Rather than moaning about the decline of the language, carping over pet peeves, or recycling spurious edicts from the rulebooks of a century ago, we can apply insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose."

Mar 2, 2016 at 8:01 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@Reading U Wednesday 23 March 7.30pm at Henley Business School, Whiteknights campus.
Lecture: Wild life in a warmer world: Where are we and where are we going?
by Professor Camille Parmesan of Plymouth University
Admission is free but places are limited. must reserve

Professor Camille Parmesan was an official contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the IPCC in 2007 for her groundbreaking work measuring the impact of man-made climate change on animal and plant life.
You might want to ask her about What Matt Ridley wrote :
Look what happened to a butterfly ecologist named Camille Parmesan when she published a paper on “ Climate and Species Range” that blamed climate change for threatening the Edith checkerspot butterfly with extinction in California by driving its range northward. The paper was cited more than 500 times, she was invited to speak at the White House and she was asked to contribute to the IPCC’s third assessment report.

Unfortunately, a distinguished ecologist called Jim Steele found fault with her conclusion: there had been more local extinctions in the southern part of the butterfly’s range due to urban development than in the north, so only the statistical averages moved north, not the butterflies. There was no correlated local change in temperature anyway, and the butterflies have since recovered throughout their range. When Steele asked Parmesan for her data, she refused. Parmesan’s paper continues to be cited as evidence of climate change. Steele meanwhile is derided as a “denier”. No wonder a highly sceptical ecologist I know is very reluctant to break cover.

more in the WUWT story

Mar 16, 2016 at 9:22 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Not particularly UK event or climate related or is it? Nigel Farage and Mark Steyn vs Louise Arbour and Simon Schama

April 1, 2016

“be it resolved, give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...”

Mar 19, 2016 at 12:57 AM | Unregistered Commenterclipe

Register for "free livestream viewing".

Mar 19, 2016 at 1:15 AM | Unregistered Commenterclipe