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Brighton Green Drinks

October 2014

New Day! New Venue! New Format!

This month we have two excellent speakers, Marek Kohn (@MarekKohn) and Alastair Goode to discuss the message of climate change.

We now all agree that some sort of climate change is happening and it will have an impact on us at some point but as much as we agree on that, very little seems to happen to attack the problem. The discussion will lead on from that starting point, asking such questions as; What sort of message best delivers the concept of climate change to the general public?, How can the average person on the street feel engaged with change process that is needed to happen? and What sort of political/democratic structures are needed to address the issue successfully?

Marek Kohn is an author/journalist and an academic. He is the author of Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles will Change as the World Heats Up and Trust: Self-Interest and the Common Good as well as many other books. As a journalist he has written for The Independent, New Scientist, Prospect, Financial Times, and The Guardian, and he writes frequently for the New Statesman. He has been described as "one of the best science writers we have".

Alastair Goode has worked in media research for 10 years applying academic psychology to the profession. He has worked extensively on how new and old media work together. He has won about 15 industry awards from the MRS, Media week and MRG, and has been on the judging panel for the IPA awards, and done a lot of work for the TV industry including designing the template for TV sponsorship.

The talks kick off at 7pm, followed by a Q&A, and drinks after.

This event is aimed at everyone interested in the subject, an open mind and a willingness to engage in debate is far more important than any prior knowledge. All welcome, please spread the word and why not bring a friend.

Green Drinks is a monthly occurrence