Tuesday 12 June 2012

STOWMARKET; What if , . . .the sea keeps rising? - 13 June

The nationwide ‘Festival of Transition’, coordinated by nef (the new economics foundation) and the Transition Network, is running until 20th June, the first day of the 20th UN Earth Summit in Rio.

Throughout June museums, galleries and public spaces across the country are hosting debates, talks and workshops asking the question: What if…? 'What if . . . the sea keeps rising' is taking place on Wednesday 13 June at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket with Andrew Simms of nef.

Low-lying East Anglia is particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change. Latest estimates suggest the global sea level could rise one meter by 2100, but even more important than the actual rise in sea level is the possible increase in frequency or severity of storm surges, which combined with sea level rise could result in frequent, devastating floods throughout the region. Is it still possible to avoid this scenario? By taking immediate and decisive action, can we imagine a different future for East Anglia? If not, what is to become of its culture and its people?

Museum of East Anglian Life, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

To reserve a ticket for this event please click here.

For more information on the Festival of Transition please go to www.festivaloftransition.net.