City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Visiting Edinburgh


Science Festival: A Very Short Introduction to...Glaciation

Glacier

Glaciers lock up 10% of the world's freshwater. These great bodies of ice play an important part in the Earth's development, carving landscapes, influencing climate and affecting global sea level.

Science Festival: Oceans in Crisis, A Public Debate

Ocean nets and rubbish

We all rely on the seas for their abundant food, mineral and energy resources and yet more than 90% of the deep oceans remain totally unexplored.

Edinburgh Science Director: It's Not Technology Standing in the Way of Saving Planet Earth

Earth viewed from orbit on Apollo 8 - by William Anders, NASA

One of the events around climate change at the Edinburgh Science Festival (6-21 April) takes as its starting point the rallying cry "12 Years to Save the Planet".

Science Festival: How Many Is Too Many?

Over-population

Malthus was right. There is not enough planet to sustain the growing human population, particularly given our species' profligate use of land and resources.

Women in STEM Discussion

As part of the IPCC week, the Royal Society of Edinburgh hosts a free interactive panel session on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Science Festival: Ocean Power

Ocean_turbines_ed.jpg

The oceans offer the potential for huge amounts of clean energy and Scotland and the UK are poised to be a world leader in the field.

Science Festival: 12 Years to Save the Planet

Climate futures

A panel of experts will discuss ways in which the world might wean itself off fossil fuels in time to avert catastrophic climate change. Recommended age 14+.

Science Festival's Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Future

Hosted at Edinburgh Centre For Carbon Innovation's low carbon hub hosts, the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas series here offers "Provocations for a Sustainable Future" - inviting some of the UK’s brightest

Edinburgh Medal Address: Christiana Figueres, "Climate Change Where are We?"

Christiana Figueres

The Edinburgh Medal is a prestigious award given each year to men and women of science and technology who are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of human

Panel Discussion: Climate Action in Small Countries and Regions

This is a rare chance to hear from an array of global climate experts, who are here in Edinburgh for a meeting of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group III.