City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Environment


Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 Looks For New Stories

Edinburgh Book Festival from above

The 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival launched the “most international programme in its history” today, with authors from over 60 countries coming

Edinburgh International Film Festival

EIFF logo

The Edinburgh International Film Festival, the longest continuously run film festival in the world, takes place over a 12 day period in the second half of June/early July. The festival's artistic director is Mark Adams.

Talk: Health in a Changing Climate

Climate change will have a huge impact on health, via heat exposure and changes in distribution of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and in more complex ways such as impoverishment and population

Science Festival: Ice Man in a Warming World

Fjord and Glacier in East-Central Greenland (NASA)

When looking for signs of global warming, the melting of the world’s glaciers and ice sheets is often cited as the one of most glaring indicators.

Science Festival: Sunfall with Jim Al-Khalili

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Theoretical physicist and broadcaster Prof Jim Al-Khalili is in conversation about his debut novel, Sunfall, with novelist Lin Anderson.

Climate Change Leader Christiana Figueres Calls For "Stubborn Optimism"

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Christiana Figueres last night received the prestigious Edinburgh Medal at the Signet Library in Edinburgh with a rousing speech that urged “stubborn optimism” in th

Edinburgh Science Festival

EISF: Generation Science

Founded in 1988, the Edinburgh Science Festival brings together a programme of around 270 educational and interactive activities for the wee ones, and events and talks for adults in around 30 venues across town.

Science Festival Director Amanda Tyndall Tackles Climate Change

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In the sphere of climate change, 19th century Irish physicist John Tyndall (1820-1893) is a giant.

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.