Each time one of the Cheltenham Festivals comes around, we are always blown away by the calibre of performers and speakers on the line up. We’re really lucky to have the Cheltenham Science Festival 2022 happening next week in our home town of Cheltenham from the 7th June. It’s so heartening to see that lots of the lineup has a focus on the environment, activism and the climate emergency. Here’s the talks we’ve picked out as the ones not to miss this year.
Engineering Net Zero
After recent reports by the Guardian uncovered multiple projects set to shatter any progress towards the COP26 agreed target of 1.5 degrees increased global heating, this is set to be an interesting talk, and one where the topics covered will affect all of us.
Engineering With Nature
MIMMO Studios recently visited ‘Our Time on Earth’ at the Barbican Centre, an exhibition which focuses on using existing technology and learnings from indigenous peoples in order to create solutions to the climate crisis. We’re keen to learn more about the power of nature and how it can be harnessed rather than disrupted to improve our current trajectory.
Scientists estimate that 80% of all life on earth lives in our oceans, and they are a hugely important part of the climate system. This talk, hosted by Marine biologist and activist Dawood Qureshi discusses the importance of protecting our oceans and promising solutions alongside Natalie Harris (founder of @CleanOurSeas) and Frédérique Fardin (founder of Roots Of The Sea).
Tackling the Climate Crisis: Daze Aghaji and Jonathon Porritt
When activists from all generations come together to tackle a common goal, you know there will be some interesting conversation involved. Promising ‘reasons to be hopeful for the future’, we anticipate these two heavy hitters in the world of activism will have some inspiring thoughts to share.
An Air Emergency
The climate crisis can’t be solved without equity, fairness and intersectionality. Highlighting the injustice of the effects of air pollution, this talk highlights key perspectives which can’t be ignored.
Idealistically: Tolmeia Gregory
Gloucestershire local Tolly hosts a live recording of her podcast ‘Idealistically’. We love Tolly’s way of thinking which encourages us all to throw out our preconceptions of what is possible and really use our imagination when it comes to the climate crisis.