Garstang Transition Event – at the Arts Centre

25th September at Garstang Arts Centre

Mike Berners-Lee is an expert on Climate Change and its impact on all our lives. He is coming to Garstang in September to talk at an open meeting of Garstang Transition Group about his new book, The Burning Question. Whether through farming and our food supply, our energy resources, living standards or our precious countryside and wildlife, our climate affects everything that happens and everything we are able to do.

“The future of our children and grandchildren will depend on our response to the challenge of climate change. Let’s not let them down.” said Garstang Transition member, Joe Gilmour.

Mike’s book, The Burning Question was co-written with Duncan Clark. It looks at the underlying global dynamics of climate change and asks what mix of politics, economics, psychology and technology are required to deal with the problem. It was described by Al Gore as “Fascinating and important”.
What are the likely consequences of Climate Change? How can we respond to the challenge? Mike Berners-Lee’s organisation, Small World Consulting, works with organisations of almost every size and type in the private and public sectors, from the individual to the multinational, for example, Booths, BT, Manchester City Council and the Lake District National Park to map the carbon in their supply chains to make them more sustainable.

Mike’s first book, How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint Of Everything, headed the Financial Times list of best science and environment books for 2010 and was Amazon’s best selling environment book that year. Bill Bryson wrote “I can’t remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating, useful and enjoyable all at the same time.”

Mike will present his ideas at an open meeting at Garstang Arts Centre at 7pm, then sign copies of his book afterwards while Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits are offered to everyone and there will be a raffle of Fairtrade wine.