Date and Time: Thursday April 2, 7:30 pm
Venue: Walton Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin…
Date and Time: 7.15 pm, Friday, February 27th ’09
Venue: Friday: McClelland Room, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin 2
Mobilising for the Climate Emergency
Brian Davey, Feasta
Climate scientists are now saying that targets for greenhouse gas stabilisation should be lower than 350ppm CO2, perhaps even below 300ppm. To achieve these very low greenhouse gas concentrations would involve re-allocations of economic resources on a scale not previously achieved in anything other than war or revolution. So, how can the necessary massive changes, not just in what we consume, but to how we work and live our lives, be motivated? How …
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.
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 …
Date: Tuesday 11th March 2008
Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin.