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March 2022

Talking to a Climate Sceptic - Katherine Hayhoe explains how to talk to a climate sceptic.

Leading a green energy revolution - A report from the BBC on a neighbourhood in Scotland which is playing a key role in the energy revolution.

February 2022

BBC news on the IPCC Report

We are only human - Is that what is stopping us taking climate catastrophe seriously?
By Valerie Iles, Islington u3a

The UK’s first eco-town
NW Bicester eco-town in Oxfordshire is a 6,000-home extension to the market town of Bicester, with highly sustainable, true zero-carbon homes, plus workplaces, schools, community facilities and abundant green space.

January 2022

The Environment & Climate Change Group of Croydon u3a now has its own website.

An Informative Talk
The West Bridgford u3a Climate Change group had a talk by Extinction Rebellion (XR) in January, an interesting way to start the new year. The talk was very informative and covered the background to climate change as well as the approach that XR have adopted. Whether you agree or disagree with their approach to trying to elicit change, it was worth getting it straight from them about what their aims and approach actually is. Sue Bailey

Climate Checkpoints
An open consultation by the UK Government, closing date 28 February 2022, on designing a climate compatibility checkpoint for future oil and gas licensing in the UK Continental Shelf.

Talk About It by Katharine Hayhoe, a 17 minute Youtube video.
The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it.
How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family and community.