Matthew Shribman on Climate Change: What Must Be Done

Thursday  12 September  2019  6:30 PM    Thursday  12 September  2019 9:30 PM
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Climate Change. We all know about it!
But how can we make a difference?

Climate change is an increasingly hot topic. Today, 1 in 8 species are on the brink of extinction. Between 1/3 and 1/2 of all global topsoil is degraded. 300kg of plastic is entering the ocean every single second. We’re experiencing the fastest warming of the last 65 million years on record, and probably closer to 252 million years, since an extinction event called the Great Dying permanently wiped out 96% of all species on earth. The world is not doing anywhere near enough to stop the ongoing ecological disaster. Why is this happening, and what can be done?

Matthew Shribman of big-hitting YouTube channel “Science in the Bath” is an irresistibly enthused, highly acclaimed University of Oxford-educated scientist, tutor and presenter on a mission to make science as accessible as oxygen. His gripping and relentlessly fun talks use clear and simple language in a unique style and are relevant to all human beings with an interest in our planet and the species (including us) that rely on it.

On the 12th September, Greene’s Tutorial College Estoril invites Matthew to speak for the very first time in Portugal. In this event, hosted in partnership with the British Embassy, the British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and the Municipality of Oeiras, Matthew will explain the science behind the problems, and some of the solutions, at the iconic Templo da Poesia in Parque dos Poetas, Oeiras.

The weather has become so much more than small talk. We are the first generation to be feeling the effects of climate change, and very possibly the last generation that can do anything about it. Join us to find out how you can easily make an enormous difference.

Contact gwhite@greenes.pt for details.

More about Matthew Shribman:

Matthew’s missions are 1) to make science as accessible as oxygen, 2) to empower individuals, ignite curiosity, and inspire innovation and courageous thinking, and 3) to harness the above to combat environmental destruction and drive positive change. He has given talks for TEDx London, UN Ops, Extinction Rebellion, appeared on the BBC’s Today Programme, Comedy Central, and sold out solo shows in the UK.

Matthew’s channel “Science In The Bath” has over 25 million online video views across Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. His audience is highly diverse; spanning all ages, a broad range of backgrounds, science enthusiasts and people who claim to have hated science at school.

He is a member of 1% For The Planet, the Patagonia Change Makers Community, a Rita Allen Foundation Fellow of the Science Media Awards & Summit, editorial advisor to the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers, and ambassador for Rising Forests.

Matthew’s collaboration credits range from Plastic Oceans Foundation to the French Research Institute For Development.

Matthew’s environmental campaign, NoBeef, is supported by Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, the University of Cambridge, academics around the world, and environmental organisations from the Planetary Health Alliance to Ecotricity. The campaign has been featured in BBC News and The Sunday Times. Numerous institutions have agreed to join #NoBeef and more are joining.

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Templo da Poesia
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Templo da Poesia
Rua José de Azambuja Proença, Oeiras, 2780-257, Lisboa, Portugal
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