Report on ‘Prof Pete Smith Masterclass: Communicating Climate Science’

All across Scotland and beyond, there is energy and passion to protect our local environment and take practical action to face up to the climate emergency.

On Tuesday the 6th of April 2021, 38 participants from across Scotland gathered to hear an eye-opening presentation by renowned climate scientist Prof Pete Smith on our current understanding of the climate emergency, what we can do as individuals to reduce emissions and what resources are out there to help communicate the urgency for change.

You can read the full report of the event with details of the discussions here

Pete Smith holds a personal chair in Soils & Global Change at the University of Aberdeen. His main areas of expertise are in modelling greenhouse gas / carbon mitigation, bioenergy, biological carbon sequestration, global food systems modelling and greenhouse gas removal technologies. He is Science Director of Scotland’s Climate Change Centre of Expertise ClimateXchange.

During this presentation, key points were made on the need to reach Net Zero as soon as possible, with an emphasis on what individuals can do to contribute to this, see 2 min video shown.  Prof Pete Smith also shared useful resources that can be found in his presentation slides.