2021: Our Planet’s Year of Reckoning?
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As we begin to emerge from a global pandemic and with President Biden pledging to re-join the Paris Agreement, does 2021 mark a turning point for our planet and its people? Ahead of the impending UN Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, we examine the complexities of tackling the climate crisis from a range of perspectives. The Times’ Science Editor Tom Whipple is joined by economist Dieter Helm, climate scientist Mark Maslin, environmental scientist Tara Shine and climate activist Daze Aghaji to discuss the range of factors we must consider in order to implement meaningful and lasting change on an individual, local and global scale.
Part two of this important discussion will take place at our Literature Festival in October, one month before the UN Climate Change Summit. Details to be announced at www.cheltenhamfestivals.com.