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Jan 23

22nd May – The Climate Crisis and some Solutions – Zoom Talk

The zoom link for this talk will be made available nearer the the date of the talk . It will start at 2.00pm.

Brenda Ainsley’s talk will explain the science behind the climate crisis and then go on to explore some of the solutions.  There will be time for questions at the end.
The Climate Reality Project was founded by former US Vice President Al Gore;  every effort has been made to ensure that all facts are verified and refer only to Peer Reviewed research.  The work of institutions such as NASA and the Meteorological Office are drawn on, along with many academic institutions.  The presentation is up-to-date and draws on examples from both around the world and here in the UK.   It usually lasts about 40 minutes, with time for Q&A.


Brenda Ainsley is a u3a member, a trained Climate Reality Leader and is also Community Lead for Plastic Free Cotgrave.   She is a Green Flag Assessor for Eco Schools.  Brenda has led various Eco and Climate Groups for the u3a, has presented four National Talks and jointly leads the ‘Countdown to COP’ group for the Online u3a.  Along with members of that group, she is a regular contributor to ‘Third Age Matters’; Brenda works closely with members of the National Office team to raise the profile of Climate and Environmental matters within the u3a.  In November 2021, Brenda set up and led 4 workshops during the COP26 Climate conference in Glasgow, with an emphasis on Intergenerational Climate Activism.  If you have seen the u3a film ‘Do Something Brilliant Today’, you may have spotted Brenda and members of her group!  In March 2022, Brenda and members of the Countdown to COP27 group led awareness-raising workshops for u3a Trustees and staff.  In November 2022, Brenda and her team ran a further successful workshop for 70 people at the London Business School, on Intergenerational Dialogue about Climate Justice.