Past eventMembersUnder 35s Forum

Talking About The Weather: Shaping Climate Change Narratives

10 July 2014 - 19:00 to 20:15

Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
, London, EC1R 3GA


John Ashton, Founder and CEO,Third Generation Environmentalism; Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2006-12) 
Xiaolu Guo, Novelist, Filmmaker, Weather Stations Writer in Residence
Charlie Kronick, Chief Climate Adviser, Greenpeace
Chair: Isabel Hilton, Editor,



The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, published in April, warned that human impact on climate was “unequivocal” and that its impacts would be felt across every continent. A month later a report by researchers at NASA and the University of California revealed that the collapse of a large part of Antarctica is now unstoppable. 

Governments agree that action must be taken, but progress has been slow. From the public’s perspective climate change discussions can seem perplexing and intangible, or lapse into scepticism. Sharing insights from the worlds of policy, campaigning and journalism, the panel will explore the need for new narratives in the climate change debate. They will focus on how writers and literature can help spur action and achieve a more sustainable future.

This is an Under 35s Forum event.

This event will be followed by a reception. Please note this event is taking place at the Free Word Centre.

This event is held in partnership with the Free Word Centre and is part of the international project Weather Stations, which is made possible with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

This event is now full, and registrations have closed.