Climate Change: Why Should We Care?

Science Museum Group Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, London

What will Earth be like for future generations? On 28 January 2021, science broadcaster Dr Hannah Fry was joined by an international panel of experts—including famed conservationist Dr Jane Goodall— to kick off the Science Museum Group Climate Talks series and explore the big question: how will climate change affect our future? Speakers included: Dr...

Earth, but not as we know it: Lovelock’s legacy and our future

Science and Industry Museum Liverpool Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester

The Gaia Hypothesis, which was first formulated by James Lovelock in the 1960s, suggests that the organic and inorganic components of the Earth have evolved together as a single living, self-regulating system. This theory has been both hugely influential and controversial and has shaped how contemporary environmental scientists view issues such as climate change and...

Is Capitalism Compatible with Environmentalism?

Science Museum Group Exhibition Road,, London, London

Journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow will guest chair a panel of experts—including the lead author of the Dasgupta Review—to examine the question of how we reconcile profit with protecting the planet. How can we reconcile boosting profits with stewardship of our planet? Can we resolve the tension between these very different objectives? Through transforming the energy sector to rethinking...

Climate Change: The View from Space

Science Museum Group Exhibition Road, London, London

Astronauts Helen Sharman and Tim Peake join Maggie Aderin-Pocock and UNOOSA’s Simonetta Di Pippo to assess how our work in orbit—and beyond—has helped us appreciate our planet. From the incredible insights we’ve gained about Earth as we’ve learnt more about neighbouring planets, to the way in which international collaboration and advances in satellites and remote...

Our Future Planet: Global Greenhouse Gas Removal

Science Museum Group Exhibition Road, LONDON, London

Hear leading scientists and environmental journalists explore the many aspects of carbon capture, including reforestation, and rewilding as well as a range of industrial methods. As well as reducing our CO2 emissions, capturing carbon from the atmosphere could be another way to limit climate change. We’ll be discussing whether this approach offers a solution to...

1.5 v 2 Degrees Celsius: Why Half a Degree Really Counts

Science Museum Group Exhibition Road, LONDON, London

In this free livestreamed event, campaigners and experts will debate how best to tackle the challenge of Earth’s rising temperature. The persistent march of a warming climate is perceived as incremental changes. But the greater the change in global temperature, the higher the risk that the cumulative impact of all these changes could cross a...

The Clean Energy Revolution

Science Museum Group Exhibition Road, LONDON, London

With climate change threatening to spiral out of control, the time has come to accelerate our transition from oil, coal and gas to alternative energy sources. Our burning of fossil fuels dates back millennia, but our reliance on them in the past two centuries has increased dramatically. Solar, wind, tidal, geothermal energy as well as...

Our Broken Planet: Meat Me Halfway

Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, London

Free digital talk as part of Our Broken Planet programme. The rise of intensive agriculture has had vast consequences for the planet's land, water supply, and climate. Could the reduction in demand for animal products be the key to a more equitable future for everyone - and are we capable of making the change? Join...

Our Broken Planet: We Need to Talk About Extinction

Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, London

Nature is declining globally at an unprecedented rate. The primary driver of extinction is human land-use change, over half of which is to make way for agriculture. Over one million plant and animal species are predicted to face extinction in the coming decades – however, most extinctions seem to go unnoticed by many of us....

The Future of Fuel

Science and Industry Museum Liverpool Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester

The fuel we use to power our world is one of the biggest contributing factors affecting the UK's carbon footprint. Join our exert panel and have your say about the future of fuel as part of this thought-provoking debate. Our changing climate is one of the biggest challenges facing our society. How we power our...

Displacement: The Human Impact of the Climate Crisis | Our Broken Planet

Natural History Museum Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, London

Imagine having to leave your home behind as the environment makes it unsafe to live in. For millions of people around the world, this is a reality. Climate change is exacerbating social, economic, and environmental drivers of migration in both hemispheres. Join us in discussion with international experts on how the global community must help...

Instagram Live: Climate-Conscious Choices (on a Budget) | Our Broken Planet

Natural History Museum Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, London

Shopping in our modern world presents us with an overwhelming amount of choice. How can we ensure informed choices for our wallets and the planet? For tips and tricks on making informed choices, join members of the Museum's Urban Nature Project Youth Advisory Panel in discussion with Charmian Love, co-founder of B Lab UK, a...

Clean and Green: Is a Just Energy Revolution Around the Corner?

Natural History Museum - Online Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London, London

How can we realise a world in which global communities have access to clean and sustainable energy for generations? Alternatives to fossil fuels are out there, and the clock is ticking to halt the most devastating impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss. In the lead-up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, COP26,...

Reconnect with Nature, for People and Planet

Natural History Museum - Online Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London, London

We are at a pivotal moment in human history, with the future of our planet hanging in the balance. If we are to succeed in protecting biodiversity and the communities it sustains, we need to work together. In conjunction with the British Council in China for the #ReConnect 2021 UK-China Contemporary Culture Festival, join us...

Instagram Live: Including Everyone in the Climate Conversation

Natural History Museum Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London, London

Climate change and biodiversity loss aren’t just environmental issues – they are rooted in social justice too. The Planetary Emergency requires collective and collaborative solutions, where every voice is heard and listened to. For this Instagram Live ahead of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, join youth activist and campaigner Daphne Frias...

On the Frontlines of Our Broken Planet

Natural History Museum Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London, London

From dense urban cities to remote islands, the impacts of the planetary emergency are felt across the world. But communities that contribute the least to the causes are already experiencing the most severe repercussions of climate change and biodiversity loss. Inequality is at the heart of the planetary emergency, with environmental challenges deepening existing social,...

Gender Equality in a Planetary Emergency

Natural History Museum Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London, Greater London

Women are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis. They are also leading the way as the most active and effective agents and campaigners of action against the environmental challenges we all face. To prevent, adapt and mitigate the worst impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss, it is essential that everyone is represented at the...