Change in a Time of Chaos

A science and faith webinar series (completed)

Ninth Lecture
Tuesday 10th May 2022, 7.30pm

By Professor Jim Skea Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III

Climate – are we prepared to change?

The final speaker in the ‘Change in a Time of Chaos’ series of webinars is Professor Jim Skea of Imperial College London, and the Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III, which recently released their report on Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.

Prof. Jim Skea will speak about issues arising from this report which provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, examines the sources of global emissions, and identified the steps which governments, communities, and individuals all need to take now if we are to avoid damaging climate change.

When the IPCC Working Group III report was launched Jim Skea warned: “It’s now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, it will be impossible.”

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First Lecture
Tuesday 1 December 2020, 7.30pm

By Dr Murdo Macdonald, Policy Officer of the Church of Scotland Society, Religion and Technology (SRT) Project

Restraining Climate Change:
What is the Role of Faith Communities?

Second Lecture
Wednesday 27 January 2021, 7.30pm

By Dr Bethany Sollereder, Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Religion at Oxford University

Creation Past the Anthropocene Tipping Point

Third Lecture
Wednesday 3 March 2021, 7.30pm

By Dr Rachel Howell, Lecturer in Sustainable Development at Edinburgh University

Carbon Cutter or Climate Marcher?
Personal and Political Action on Climate Change

Fourth Lecture
Tuesday 27th April 2021, 7.30pm

By Ed Johnson-Williams, Senior Campaigns Officer at Traidcraft Exchange

How can we secure climate justice and trade justice together?

Fifth Lecture
Tuesday 25th May 2021, 7.30pm

By Professor Stephen Peake, The Open University

A Just and Warm Transition to Net Zero for Scotland?

Sixth Lecture
Wednesday 6th October 2021, 7.30pm

By Professor Mark Harris, Professor of Natural Science and Theology at Edinburgh University

What does Jesus think about the ecological crisis?

Seventh Lecture
Tuesday 7th December 2021, 8.00pm

By Ian Murray MP, Edinburgh South

Post COP 26 – celebration or wake?

Eighth Lecture
Tuesday 1st March 2022, 7.30pm

By Rebecca Wragg Sykes of Liverpool University and Mhairi Davies of Historic Environment Scotland

What did the Neanderthals ever do for us?
Lessons in resilience and survival from deep time