Another record-breaking and frankly terrifying summer of extreme weather events globally has shown that climate change is bigger than any of us. All of us need to allow this to land in our hearts not just note and pass over as another piece of bad news.
The ecological crisis is worsening: we are learning that the illusion of mastery must end and instead we need a new age of collaboration and humility. Margaret Heffernan and David Lambert will be in conversation with Penny Hay, chair of RSA Bath, to discuss our relationship to nature and what it means to be an active citizen in what author Joanna Macey now calls 'the great unravelling'.
David Lambert is an academic historian with fellowships at the University of York and De Montfort and a champion for the conservation and management of public parks. David supports non-violent direct action and environmental work in his local area.
Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years and then moved to the USA where her internet start-ups attracted recognition. Her third book, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril, was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. Her TED talks have been seen by over 15 million people. She is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath.
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