Opening Night

Festival Opening


Climate Change: Crisis! What crisis?

Live Stream from Zurich, Switzerland, Friday 16th July 2021, 5:00pm
Seat in the Old Parcels Office, Suggested Donation: £2.50
Livestream only, Suggested Donation: £1.50

The world is facing a crisis, climate change is having a significant impact upon our daily lives with the world facing up to the need to address the issues.

Paul will explore some of the concerns raised and the impact people and governments can have on resetting the social contract, political will and shared agenda over the next 20 years.

About the speaker

A man at the front line of exploration and one of the world’s most experienced divers, field science and polar experts, Paul Rose helps scientists unlock and communicate global mysteries in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet.

An experienced television presenter and radio broadcaster with a proven track record in business engagements, Paul is a sought-after speaker, chairman, host and moderator for industry, government and NGO events.

Former Vice President of the Royal Geographical Society and Chair of the Expeditions and Fieldwork Division, Paul is currently Expedition Leader for the National Geographic Pristine Seas Expeditions.

He was the Base Commander of Rothera Research Station, Antarctica, for the British Antarctic Survey for 10 years and was awarded HM The Queen’s Polar Medal. For his work with NASA and the Mars Lander project on Mt Erebus, Antarctica, he received the US Polar Medal.