Joe Whitaker presents a 1 hour session on Glasgow’s World of Change (WOC) Festival on how the climate crisis is reverberating through culture and climate resistance. Whitaker brings us Scotland’s Foremost Climate Expert, Professor Hilda Deiss, and brilliant new artist, Brian Hutton, while speakers speak passionately on the topic of Climate Reparations.
While Whitaker does a wonderful job illustrating the enormous systemic changes that need to happen on a global scale, he also represents a lot of people who believe in the urgency of action and that we have already begun to act on the climate crisis as we all saw this weekend in the Engy, with over 10,000 climate campaigners in action, and attendees at the WOC and COP150 where campaigners assembled in solidarity with the thousands demonstrating in Leipzig and are continuing to organise throughout the summit. People believe action must happen NOW! A detailed transcript of the session will be available later.
Michelle Monaghan Discusses Community and Environmentalism
Meanwhile, Michelle Monaghan makes it clear that community and environmentalism is important when she discusses why taking personal responsibility for health of the local community is critical as she also discusses what she sees in the Star Trek franchise as a strong humanist message.
Telling the story of a child who comes to Glasgow from the drought-stricken North East of Africa for the first time as she describes her international experiences and what it meant to be chosen to give a talk at the WOC, Terry Joines, former BBC documentary maker, looks at storytelling to help create real change in the community and explains how storytelling can create connection, the connectivity needed for people to create connections. He discusses how local solutions and storytelling can lead to significant environmental change.
Workshops on the Climate Crisis
Workshops also included fieldwork by some of the young people who are part of the Community Raising/Teaching the Environment (CeTi) community group, focusing on creating the National Youth Climate Data Visualisation Toolkit (Nytcha Vlast) and a unique ‘Analog to Digital’ space that also connects to the Cambridge Wiivity Lab that is using computational media to create objects to understand issues and to empower people to think globally about global issues and to find solutions.
Take a look below to learn more about the rest of the festival and the links to all the events and how to purchase your tickets.