Getting off a moving train

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Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 – 7.30pm

Climate Change Talk by Kevin Anderson

Getting off a moving train: timely responses to the climate emergency

Entry to this event is free but as we expect it to be popular we encourage you to book a place in advance. We will limit the audience to 80 people due to Covid.

As climate change increasingly exacerbates extreme weather events around the globe, so government leaders are increasingly using the language of a “climate emergency”. But look beyond the fine words, and it is quickly evident that behind the new framing of ‘net zero’, many governments, companies and institutions are planning for little more than incremental adjustments to business-as-usual.

But “nature will not be fooled” by empty rhetoric, subterfuge and unsubstantiated optimism – and nor should we. The challenges we face in delivering on our Paris climate commitments beg fundamental questions of almost every facet of modern society. This presentation will seek to lay bare the sheer scale, scope and urgency of emission cuts now required to meet our Paris climate commitments – and how the Glasgow COP measured up against such demands

Kevin is professor of Energy and Climate Change at the Universities of Manchester (UK), Uppsala (Sweden) and Bergen (Norway). Formerly director of the Tyndall Centre, he engages widely with governments and remains research active with publications in Climate policy, Nature and Science. Kevin has a decade’s industrial experience in the petrochemical industry, is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.


Twitter: @KevinClimate

Entry is free but voluntary donations are welcomed to support the Arts Centre and Transition Town West Kirby



West Kirby Arts Centre
29 Brookfield Gardens
West Kirby
CH48 4EL


Parking is available for free at West Kirby Concourse car park which is a one minute walk from the Arts Centre. Residents of the road struggle for car parking space and we'd appreciate it if visitors to the arts centre didn't add to the parking issues the road experiences. Thank you!