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poster Ground source heat pumps for Reading  11 November 2017

Rayner Mayer will be presenting the next Reading Climate Forum Talk at 7:30 on Monday 20th November, at RISC

poster The effect of architecture on urban design  

Professor Lorraine Farrelly – Thursday 17th November 2016 “The effect of Architecture and Urban design on new buildings and refurbishments to achieve low environmental impact” Professor Lorraine Farrelly has adopted our suggested topic for a School of Architecture public meeting. Thursday 17th November 2016. 6:00 pm in the School of Architecture Building, London Road campus, …

poster Reading’s Water Supply in a Changing World  

Michael Bright and Chris Beales – Friday 4th November 2016 “We live in a water stressed area. Learn about the impact of climate change on our water supplies with wetter winters and drier summers, where our drinking water comes from and what we can do to be more efficient in our water use.” Chris Beales …

poster Low-Carbon Energy Techniques  

Rayner Mayer, Sue Roberts and Lee Webster – 17 October 2016 This is the third of our Autumn 2016 series of public talks related to climate change. Around a fifth of the UK’s carbon emissions come from domestic heating so reducing heat loss from homes and using energy efficient techniques will play an important part …

poster Influencing the Local Plan Process  

poster How to save on space-heating  10 November 2017

This is the first of our Autumn 2016 series of public talks related to climate change. Tony Cowling and Ian Gough will be giving practical steps on how to save energy in our homes. They will be giving practical advice on retro-fitting domestic energy-saving measures, including: Insulation (loft, CWI, EWI, IWI) Building fabric Heating controls …

poster Climate justice and sustainable development – an interactive discussion  8 November 2017

Rayner Mayer – 29 June 2016 Dr Rayner Mayer (from Sciotech Projects and University of Reading) hosted a lively discussion on the ethics related to climate change. He introduced the following 3 topics, after which the audience debated the issues. Climate Justice: In the first section, Rayner introduced the concept of Climate Justice. He reminded …

poster Climate Change impacts on food security – learning from past shocks  25 May 2016

Dr Jacob Bishop – 25 May 2016 Dr Jacob Bishop of the University of Reading University talked to us about “What is global food security?”: future global food security which will require more than just increasing crop production how global food might security be impacted by climate change extreme weather events using past examples of …

poster Carbon Pricing – so polluters pay and people profit  30 March 2016

Clive Elsworth – 30 March 2016 On Wednesday 30th March the second in a series of ‘Reading climate forums’ discussed ‘carbon pricing’ – under which the cost of damage expected from global warming would be reflected in the price of fossil fuels. Speaker Clive Elsworth from the UK branch of the Citizens Climate Lobby www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobbyUK …

Poster Extreme Events and Climate Chanage  16 March 2016

Chris Beales – 16 March 2016 A series of ‘climate forums’ kicked off on Wednesday 16 March when Chris Beales, a local hydrologist and climate change specialist, discussed the links between ‘Extreme Events’ – weather events that can dramatically affect our lives, our homes and our communities – and climate change – which is often …