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NAME
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Brecon /Hay

James Cresswell

Any audience
Day/evening

Reasonable distance.

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.

Webs: www.climatechangewitness.org
(links to short video)

www.sceneryexplained.wales

Runs own geological travel company: www.geoworldtravel.com

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

Cardiff

Susan Richardson

Any audience
Day/evening

Anywhere in UK

Arctic-ulate - performance of climate change-themed poetry from two of Susan's published collections – Creatures of the Intertidal Zone (Cinnamon Press, 2007) and Where the Air is Rarefied (Cinnamon Press, 2011).

Interpersed with talk and discussion about the impact of climate change and other environmental issues on the Arctic and sub-Arctic.

Ecopoet, performer, educator. Regularly performs at environmental events, festivals and conferences throughout the UK, including at WWF/Earth Hour, Friends of the Earth and UN World Environment Day events. Has travelled widely in, and written extensively on, the Arctic.

Has been one of the resident poets on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live and is currently poet-in-residence with the Marine Conservation Society. www.susanrichardsonwriter.co.uk

email: susan@susanrichardsonwriter.co.uk
tel: 07971 234757

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

Hereford

Richard Priestley

Any audience
Day/evening

Reasonable distance

'Global Problems: Global Solutions'
(Climate Change, ocean acidification, loss of bio-diversity, hunger, poverty, migration etc).

'Goodbye Oil, Hello Sunshine'
(The transition from 'The Fossil Fuel Age' to 'The Solar Age').

Self employed sustainability advocate and blogger. Life-long environmentalist.

email: richardjpriestley@hotmail.com  
tel: 01432 358104

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