Climate Breakdown Shakedown

Mondays at 7.00pm, usually at: Clockhouse Community Centre, Defiance Walk, London SE18 5QL (10 mins walk from Woolwich Ferry roundabout)


Monday 17 February, 7.0pm: “Climate science and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – an update” at: Clockhouse Community Centre, Defiance Walk, London SE18 5QL (10 mins walk from Woolwich Ferry roundabout). Discussion opened by Joanna Haigh (former co-director of the Grantham Institute and head of physics department at Imperial College, retired).

Australian wildfires. Indonesian floods. Come and discuss how bad it could get, how quickly, and what we can do to stop it getting worse. Open to all – no previous experience necessary! Please register for FREE on eventbrite here. 


AND FUTURE SESSIONS IN 2020, FOR YOUR DIARY – all at Clockhouse Community Centre, Defiance Walk, London SE18 5QL, at 7.0pm:

Monday 23 March: “Economics and climate change: the Green New Deal and degrowth”

At this session we will think about: what economic policies are needed to stop climate change? What would a “green new deal” look like, and can it do what needs to be done? And is tackling climate change compatible with “economic growth”. The discussion will be opened by Colin Hines of the Green New Deal group. No experience necessary – all welcome! Please register FREE on Eventbrite here.

Colin Hines is a co founder of the Green New Deal group, co-director of Finance for the Future, and an occasional advisor to Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas. Colin has worked at Greenpeace International for ten years, and helped to form the grassroots NGO, Localise West Midlands. He is author of Localisation: A global manifesto (2000) and Progressive Protectionism (2017). 

Monday 20 April: “Deadly air pollution and what to do about it”

Discussion with David Smith (LittleNinja UK), Stop the Silvertown Tunnel campaign, and others

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Monday 16 September, 6.30pm, Clockhouse Community Centre. Understanding climate science, with Ryan Clark (Climate Reality Project).

Monday 30 September, 6.30pm, Stir Cafe, 23 Anglesea Road, Woolwich, London SE18 6EG. Fossil fuel use and how to stop it, with Simon Pirani (author, Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption) and Dario Kenner (author, Carbon Inequality)

Monday 21 October, 6.30pm, Clockhouse Community Centre. UK climate policy and how we can change it, with Greg Muttitt (Oil Change International) and Samantha Mason (PCS, the civil service trade union)

Monday 25 November, 6.30pm, Clockhouse Community Centre. Climate change and the global south, with Dorothy Guerrero (Global Justice Now)

Monday 16 December, 6.30pm, Clockhouse Community Centre. “What is biodiversity? Why does it matter? why are we loosing it? what can be done?” with Ted Benton (naturalist, philosopher, professor (Essex University, retired).

Monday 20 January 2020: “Achieving climate justice and social justice. What works and what doesn’t” Shaun Day (Reel News) will show film clips from his tour of the USA, where he met community groups fighting for “just transition” away from fossil fuels. 


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