Churches and Sustainable Communities conference (part 3)

Part 3 of Richard’s blog…looking st science and theology in the light of Sir John Houghton’s short talk updating us on climate change and the church. Incidentally, climate change and its impact will be the main theme of next year’s conference…more details to follow in due course. Andy

Bread ovens and bicycles

This week I am reflecting on a conference I attended at the weekend, see part 1 and part 2 for more information.

Sir John Houghton

After lunch we had a short, informal session with Sir John Houghton who is a highly respected climate scientist, former head of the Met Office, founding member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and president of the John Ray Initiative.  He has recently published his autobiography, In the Eye of the Storm, which is a great book.  It gives a fascinating insight into the development of meteorology, a discipline which exploded through the second half of the twentieth century with the development of computers and satellite technology.  Sir John was at the forefront of the field all the way through those changes and the book charts his journey as he faces storms of public opinion, bureaucratic obstinance and powerful vested interests.

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