Gaia Vince : Adventures in the Anthropocene : Journey to the Heart of a Planet We Made, 15 octobre 2016 14:00, Bishop’s Palace, Wells
Winner of the Royal Society Winton Science Book Prize 2015
The issue of man-made climate change divides opinion, but in one area there is agreement: human activity has a great impact on the environment. Gaia Vince’s premise is not about pollution but about innovation. It’s about the retired Nepali railworker who is creating artificial glaciers to irrigate his village, the women farmers in Africa experimenting with new crops and methods, and the unlikely story of the man making a Carribean island out of rubbish to reclaim land lost to rising water.
Whichever side of the climate change argument we sit, we can agree that we are now in Anthropcene: The Age of Man. Whether our actions are ultimately a force for good or evil, Gaia Vince will explain how their impact may last long beyond our lifetime.
This event is kindly sponsored by Nisbets