Saturday 14th September 2013, 9.30 am – 1.00pm
Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset
Followed by lunch Weymouth & Portland

Just to remind you that Weymouth & Portland Transition Towns are giving a half-day seminar on ‘GLOBAL WARMING & CLIMATE CHANGE’ this week…

Did you notice these recent newspaper headlines?

“Extreme weather from climate change is biggest threat to British farming, says NFU”

“Last year Britain’s carbon emissions increased, after years of decline”

“Fracking shale for gas in Dorset possible”

The background to these current energy and food issues remains global warming and climate change. Find out the latest scientific evidence and our county and government policies.

Oliver Letwin MP, will be the keynote speaker, covering the national response to climate change. It will be a good opportunity to hear the latest government thinking, from a cabinet member and adviser to the Prime Minister.

Before Oliver Letwin, two local speakers will contribute:

John Tomblin, co-ordinator of Weymouth Energy Advice Centre, will detail the latest scientific evidence. He has taught atmospheric chemistry to his A level students and has recently delivered presentations on climate change.

Pete West, Renewable Energy Officer for Dorset County Council, will outline Dorset’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency strategies and indicate how we are managing to implement them.

David Attenborough has called the threat of Climate Change the greatest challenge facing humanity. This seminar will enable you to get up to date with the latest scientific thinking and the response to this challenge, both nationally and in Dorset. As a county with a long coastline, we are particularly vulnerable to the impact of rising sea levels.

We do hope that you will be able to come and join in afterwards for a locally sourced lunch.

If you haven’t booked yet it may be worth double checking there are still spaces – contact or 01305 832180.