Leeds Trinity University along with CAFOD hosted an event to bring together students and CAFOD supporters to take action against climate change. The event, which happened on Thursday 16 October, featured guest speakers, games and activities which highlighted the importance of the growing effects of climate change.
For those who were unable to make the event the talks were filmed and can be viewed below.
Professor of Climate Impacts at University of Leeds, Andy Challinor, said: ¨This isn’t just a local issue, it’s a global issue, so really it’s about taking all these considerations on board and making informed decisions.¨
Watch Andy’s short talk here:
We also heard from Dr Ann Marie Mealey, Senior Lecturer in Theology at Leeds Trinity Univesity, who exaplined the theological and spiritual underpinning for the campaign.
Watch Ann Marie’s short talk here:
The event saw people pledge to make a change in their everyday life in order to combat climate change.
The campaign is calling on politicians to prioritise climate change in the 2015 general elections.
Scientists believe with 95 percent certainty that climate change is being driven by human activity, and CAFOD argues that this is the biggest threat to tackling poverty worldwide. A potential rise in temperatures over the next 20 years of up to three degrees could leave 200 million people at a risk of hunger.
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