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Governments Fiddle as Climate's Tipping Point Reached Says Edinburgh Medal Winner

With climate change not merely the 'hot topic' of the 20th Edinburgh International Science Festival but of everyone and their granny's breakfast table, it was no great surprise Professor Chris Rapley, former Director of the British Antarctic Survey, took Great While It lasted; Now What? as the title and theme of his Edinburgh Medal Address on the subject.

Dr David King Offers Climate Change Solutions in Edinburgh

Dr David King was until 2007 H. M. Gov's spokesperson on climate change, and is the author of The Hot Topic, the subject of Thursday's Edinburgh International Science Festival event. Would he be a bearer of better, or at least more encouraging news on the international frying and freezing front?

Sci-fest Study Names Good and Bad Names

Submitted by edg on Tue, 25 Mar '08 10.44am

The results of an Edinburgh Science Festival study into what people think of first names are in. Over 6000 people were asked whether the most popular first names in the UK sounded successful, lucky, and attractive.

Richard Dawkins and Richard Holloway To Debate at Science Festival

Submitted by edg on Mon, 18 Feb '08 5.07pm

Professor Richard Dawkins will join Richard Holloway in a discussion, on 1 April, on the meaning of life at the 2008 Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF), it was announced today. The two men, with opposing views on religion, God, and science, met previously at the Edinburgh Science Festival in 2006.

Climate Change is Hot at 20th Edinburgh International Science Festival

Submitted by edg on Mon, 4 Feb '08 10.31pm

The former chief scientific advisor to the British government, a scientist from the British Antarctic Survey, and the head planner of the design company behind a chinese "eco-city" (and the new Forth Bridge) are among guest speakers tackling Climate Change at the 20th Edinburgh International Science Festival.