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Somerset & Climate

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A talk from Met Office climate scientist Professor Richard Betts MBE

How will the Somerset coastline change if we have rising sea levels? How will climate change affect us in Somerset?

Doors open 6.30pm, all welcome, free to attend and no need to book. The talk starts at 7pm followed by an hour’s Q&A on anything to do with climate change. Organised by Stephen Tate; Wellington Town Council’s Climate Change Project Officer

Background:
Professor Betts is head of Climate Impacts Research at the Met Office Hadley Centre and chair of Climate Impacts at the University of Exeter. He received an MBE in the Queen’s 2019 Birthday Honours List for Services to Understanding Climate Change. He was also a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) when it was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

He is not afraid to confront climate sceptics on social media, his Twitter feed was also chosen by TIME magazine as among the 140 best Twitter feeds of 2012.

With a research career spanning 30 years, he has published around 180 scientific papers on a range of climate change topics including heatwaves, drought, flooding, wildfire, glacier melt, and the risk of dieback of the Amazon forest. He is currently serving as an expert advisor to the UK’s Climate Change Committee as it prepares its next risk assessment for the country.

Professor Betts also advises Devon County Council on their action to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change.

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall
Fore Street
Wellington, Somerset TA21 8AG United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

United Reformed Church Hall
Fore Street
Wellington, Somerset TA21 8AG United Kingdom
+ Google Map