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Saturday 29th June 1pm

CHANGE IN THE AIR

About the show

The air reflects our changing climate in so many ways: in the quality of the air we breathe, in the development of windpower as a vital green technology, and in the way birdlife responds to the changes. Come to listen and discuss with three expert speakers, pick up information and leave with hopeful messages and positive steps you can take.

 

1.30 – 2.10 Dirty air – why should we care?  Laura Keast, who led a study to investigate air quality outside Newcastle schools, looks at how does dirty air affects our health. Is it only an inner-city problem? How does it relate to climate change? What’s the good news?

Laura is passionate about how the environment we live in impacts our health, particularly climate change and air pollution.

 

2.30 – 3.10 Wind energy – and why what you know may be wrong Alasdair McDonald, Chair in Renewable Energy Technology, University of Edinburgh.

As wind energy is becoming more and more important for our transition away from fossil fuels we need to talk about it more often and understand it more fully. Alasdair teaches his students how to design and build wind turbines and wind farms.

In this talk he’ll cover how wind turbines work, why they look the way they do and what is in store for the future of wind energy. He can’t wait to answer your questions.

 

3.30 – 4.10 All the Birds of the Air. Beth Chamberlain, RSPB Senior Policy Officer for Climate Change Adaptation.

As our climate changes, birds and all wildlife have to respond. What are the implications of the changes we are seeing? Is it all bad news? Can nature-based solutions address this? And how can we all help?

Saturday 29th June 1pm

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