Tue, 23 May|
The Winchester Gate
Pint of Science: Our Climate in Crisis
Worldwide science festival which brings researchers to your local pub/cafe/space to share their scientific discoveries with you: includes Salisbury session on 'Our Climate in Crisis'. Tickets £5 - limited spaces still available as on 5th May. Doors 6.30pm
Time & Location
23 May 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
The Winchester Gate, 113 Rampart Rd, Salisbury SP1 1JA, UK
About the Event
Does carbon 'off-setting' by planting trees actually work? Is CO2 all we need to worry about? Come and learn about the role of methane in the environment and discuss the future of global warming.Carbon Sequestration by Soils and Trees: A Climate Change solution?
Mike d'Apice (Ecologist)
The IPCC tell us that a “safe” future requires limiting net ‘Carbon’ emissions to within the budget for global warming of up to 1.5°C or, if we overshoot, rapidly recovering any excess. Optimistic forecasts of the gap between future emissions and the remaining budget suggest it will result in additional warming of more than 1°C. Mike d’Apice will explore the evidence on global soils and for “tree planting” to see if it supports the expectation that they may indeed contribute significantly within the required time scale.Global methane levels may be out of control!
Richard Sharpe (Scientist)
"Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) have both been increasing since the beginning of the industrial revolution. In 2020 when the world was locked down due to Covid 19, global CO2 emissions fell by 6% while methane emissions increased with a record rise of 15.3 parts per billion (ppb) only to be surpassed in 2021 by a 17 ppb increase. Many scientists are concerned that global warming is creating a feedback mechanism that will cause ever more CH4 to be released, making it even harder to rein in rising temperatures.