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LOCATION
NAME
AUDIENCE
AVAILABILITY

AREA /
DISTANCE

TALK TOPICS

BACKGROUND / CONTACT

Anglesey
(Menai Bridge)

Dr. Gerry Wolff

Any audience
Day/evening

North Wales

Power from deserts: the huge potential of 'concentrating solar power' (CSP); transmitting solar electricity over very long distances, and the several bonuses from CSP.

Also: cutting personal CO2 emissions.

Dr. Wolff is a former university lecturer, Chartered Engineer and long-time environmental campaigner.
(The web addresses for CSP are:
www.trec-uk.org.uk
www.mng.org.uk/green_house/)

email: Gerry@mng.org.uk
tel: 01248 712962

Cardiff

Susan Richardson

Any audience
Day/evening

Reasonable distance

ARCTIC and sub-arctic; Antarctica

'Creatures of the Intertidal Zone': the impact of climate change in the Arctic - poetry reading and talk - rooted in ice and ocean and the journeys made across them by humans and animals.

As well as readings to various societies, regularly performs on Radio Wales and at literature festivals, environmental events & conferences. Has run workshops for all ages in several countries. www.susanrichardsonwriter.co.uk

email:
susan@susanrichardsonwriter.co.uk
tel: 029 20395229

Haverfordwest

Peter Davies

Any audience,
esp. business

Day/evening

Reasonable distance.

All Wales for major meetings.

All aspects of climate change.
 

Vice Chair (Wales) of the Sustainable Development Commission; Member of the 2020 Task Force on the Future of Agriculture and the Environment in Wales; Co-ordinator of The Prince’s Charities in Wales; Associate Director "Business in the Community".

email: peter@pdpartnership.co.uk
tel: 01834814955; 07976457032

Hay-on Wye

Dr. Laurence Matthews

Any audience except primary schools
Day/evening

Reasonable distance

Why should I do my bit, unless everyone else does too? And what about China? Realistic answers to these questions can be surprisingly up-beat and inspiring.

“Why light-bulbs are important – but not for the reason you’d think”.

Has worked in universities and in industry; recently gave evidence to the House of Commons Environment Select Committee on the psychology of tackling climate change.

email: laurencematthews@hotmail.co.uk
tel:
01497 820152

Northop, Flintshire

Dr. Tom Rippeth

Adults and secondary schools
Day/evening

Wrexham, Flintshire, Chester

Climate physics, ocean circulation, climate change in the high Arctic.

Teaches aspects of climate and climate change at both undergraduate and MSc level.

Has BSc Meteorology, PhD Physical Oceanography. Researched the role of oceans in absorbing atmospheric CO2, also the Arctic Ocean and its link to global climate.

Appearances on BBC Wales Café Scientific.

email: t.p.rippeth@bangor.ac.uk
tel: 01352 840972;
      01248 382293 (work)

Swansea

James Cresswell

Any audience
Day/evening

Reasonable distance in Wales and West Midlands.

Anywhere in UK for major talks.

"Polar Climate Crisis"

How and why the polar regions are changing and what this means for the rest of the world.

Has been an expedition guide in the Arctic, Greenland, Russia, North Pole, Svalbard, Antarctica and S. Atlantic islands.
Has a degree in geology, masters in oceanography. Runs own geological travel company.
Web: www.climatechangewitness.org
(links to short video)

email: james@geoworldtravel.com 
tel: 01792 232297; 0771 2249057

Swansea

Michael Wiseman

Any audience
Day/evening

Reasonable distance

"Six degrees and counting":
Climate change and the various aspects of the effects on indigenous peoples around the world and the probable effects on us in the UK.

"The Thin Red Line":
Our place in the Solar System. How we arrived here and what may happen if we upset that coincidental balance of Nature. Will we end up as Mars or Venus perhaps through our actions?

Studies all aspects of environmental and climate situations, as well as the relevance of our existence in the context of the universe.
Honours degree in Geosciences, diplomas in Earth Sciences and Computing.


email: m.wiseman1@sky.com
tel:

01792 204630 (home); 07889 056224