Observing Climate Change poster

WaterCan Talk: "Observing Climate Change: The Earlier Arrival of Spring"

Monday 13 November 2023
19:00 to 21:00

Shaun's talk will illustrate how our changing climate is affecting the lives of the plants and animals with whom we share our planet. Shaun will bring along a recently-discovered nature diary that turns out to have been written by a relative of Charles Darwin. This unique record covers almost three-quarters of the past century, during which the ‘earlier arrival of Spring’ has become increasingly more apparent to us.


About Shaun.

Shaun grew up in Romsey and studied biology before spending 20 years in Africa as a university lecturer and researcher. After returning to the UK he worked for the British Antarctic Survey and the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent, and then with the Centre for Arid Zone Studies at Bangor University in Wales, where he ended his professional career as Director of the Botanic Garden at the University . Shaun led the team that produced the UK National Ecosystem Assessment for Wales. He recently received a team award for his contribution towards the creation of the 144,000km2 Diego Ramirez-Dtake Passage Marine Park in the Southern Ocean. Shaun is a retired environmental scientist, living in Dibden Purlieu.

Refreshments will be on safe at cafe in community centre, and a warm welcome. There will also be a WaterCAN fund raising raffle. We hope you will join us.
It would be very helpful if you can reply to philip.dowd1@gmail.com if you intend to come and bring a friend, as numbers will decide the future venues that are the most suitable.


Hythe and Dibden Community Centre (HDCC), Jones Lane
SO45 6DU
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Cost zero