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Sarah Dry at Chalke Valley History Festival

Climate change is undoubtedly the defining issue of our generation. In this timely discussion with Andrew Gilmour, science historian and author of Waters of the World Sarah Dry will talk about the scientists who unravelled the mysteries of our seas, glaciers and atmosphere, and thereby revealed the dynamics of Earth’s planetary systems and humanity’s growing impact on them. While Jonathon Porritt, writer, broadcaster and environmental protection campaigner, will confront the massive challenge ahead of us with a degree of optimism due to new technology, the power of innovation and the mobilisation of young people in the cause of sustainability in order to secure a safer world.

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Waters of the World

A BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR NATURE, THE CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS, AND BOOKLIST.

How did we come to have a global climate? What role do the complex interactions of ice, ocean, and atmosphere play in sustaining life on Planet Earth? And who are the scientists who figured all these intricate processes out?

Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global climate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space. A prerequisite for the discovery of global warming and climate change,…

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