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Moving from ideology to evidence
Wednesday, January 28 2015 at 7:30PM
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The Frog and Fiddle
313-315 High Street,
We use "The Barn" function room
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Mark Lynas has challenged the political right over its denial of the reality of climate change, and the political left over its denial of the science on the safety and efficacy of GM crops and nuclear power. Why is it that political ideology continually trumps scientific evidence on some of the key issues facing us today, and how might this affect the future of the planet and its people?
Mark Lynas is a journalist, environmental activist and the author of High Tide, Six Degrees, The God Species, and Nuclear 2.0: Why A Green Future Needs Nuclear Power. He is a frequent speaker around the world on climate change, biotechnology and nuclear power, and was climate change advisor to the President of the Maldives between 2009 and 2011. In October 2013 he was appointed a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University’s Office of International Programs at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is also a member of the advisory board of the science advocacy group Sense About Science, and is vice-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies.