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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

Find out about some of the previous events held by Durham Energy Institute:

Climate Crisis & Extinction Rebellion

11th February 2019, 13:00 to 14:30, W309, Geography , Neve Ovenden

This is a joint seminar hosted by DEI & IHRR. This planet is in ecological crisis. We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. The premise of this talk is to tell the truth about climate breakdown and to ask us all to act accordingly and consistently with the information presented to us, including our understanding of what enables radical change to occur in the world. This talk will address ecological destruction, its risks and current trajectory, and our emotional responses, or how to act effectively in the face of climate crisis.

Disruptive and unexpected behaviour can change the overton window. We want the reality of the ecological destruction to be a mainstream discussion, and for people to know in how devastating a state we are leaving the planet for our children. This is the first step of the Extinction Rebellion.

Neve Ovenden is an English and History undergrad at Durham University, and a climate change activist involved in organising outreach and training for Extinction Rebellion Durham and North East. Extinction Rebellion is an international social movement that aims to drive radical change through non-violent resistance in order to minimise species extinction and avert climate breakdown.

This seminar is free to attend and open to all with no need to register to attend.

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