Beating the Bust: Free Public Lecture and Discussion – Dave Wetzel

Property prices have fallen by 6% and tax receipts are down €600 million in the first quarter. Panic is beginning to take hold. Expectations of soft landings are fading as developers slash selling prices and buyers hold off till things settle. Architects-the canaries of the building industry-are being handed their P45s as developers close up shop, bank their land and migrate to London to build the Olympics. The banks meanwhile are frightened to lend to each other as their security and assets are revalued in an atmosphere of suspicion and uncertainty. All these factors are leading to a credit squeeze and recession. Whether this recession will be short, a simple overdue correction of an overheated property market, or whether it deepens into a serious economic depression, depends on how the government reacts.

Climate Change: First, the bad news, then the good – David Wasdell and Peter Read

Feasta, in association with the Trinity Greens presented
The Will Howard Memorial Lecture:

Climate Change: First, the bad news, then the good.

Please click on the poster to open a full-size, printable pdf version. (250 K)

7.30pm, April 18th, 2008

Emmett Lecture Theatre

Trinity College, Dublin.

Admission free but donations requested.


David Wasdell, Director of the Meridian Programme, a world-renowned expert in the dynamics of climate change, delivered the bad news: Feedback Dynamics and the Acceleration of Climate Change. He argued that because many feedback mechanisms have been ignored, the pace at which climate change is now …

Combating Climate Change As An Individual – NUI Maynooth talk with Cap and Share

Date: Wednesday 30th April 2008, 7 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall 3, the John Hume Building, NUI Maynooth, Ireland

There will be a panel of speakers. Starting from the left to the table will be;
Mary White (Green Party TD)

Shane Fitzgerald (Green Party, Councillor Co. Kildare)

Gavin Harte (

Micheala Goetzmann (Cap and Share Ireland)

Eric Conroy (An Taisce)

Each speaker talked for 10 minutes and there were 10 minutes for questions afterwards.…