We are proud to announce the 7th in the series of TEDxFindhorn events at 7.30pm in the Universal Hall on Friday 10th November 2017. We have a line-up of 4 great speakers! If you wish to come in person, please be aware that TED require attendees to sign their email address, which can take a bit of time, so to avoid queue formation, please come early! Tickets costs £5/£3 and can be bought on the door or here:
Please note, this event will be livestreamed for no charge, at http://tedxfindhorn.com/streaming
“What makes life work?”
What if the mechanics that successfully create and sustain life on earth, are the clues for how to better run our lives, organisations and society? Jeddah explores how natural intelligence offers us a fractal hypothesis that scales across the individual to global spectrum. It provides a unified framework to develop a new approach for the challenges we face every day as a species.
Bio: Jeddah has designed a mapping app which reveals the hidden patterns in our thinking, being and doing that is affecting our outcomes. She provides an in-depth examination into the nature and function of life, and the mechanics that make it work. Our understanding and use of these mechanics determine the extent to which we can produce consistent and reliable results. Jeddah is sought after for her precise understanding of human beings, the contribution each person makes individually and collectively and the impact this has on the world in which we live. Jeddah mentors and consults for individuals, organisations and social initiatives as well as advising and guiding thought leaders and change makers. Her clients are drawn from over 60 countries around the world.
Professor David Smythe
“Fracking: The Wild West come to the UK”
The US fracking industry is now in decline. It has never been a commercial success, even though the geology of the US shale basins is far simpler than in the UK. Nevertheless, the current Westminster government is doing all it can to kick-start shale fracking in England. Regulation is poor, exploration licensees breach planning permission with impunity, and legally binding definitions have been redefined in an Orwellian manner.
Bio: David Smythe was Professor of Geophysics at the University of Glasgow. Following early retirement in 1998 he consulted intermittently for the oil industry. Since 2013 he has researched the risks of contamination of groundwater resources by fracking.
Professor Andrew Watterson
“Why fracking can jeopardise your health and damage the world”
This talk will explore the risks to both physical and mental health posed by fracking. It will examine the latest evidence for precautionary public health in dealing with fracking, linked to guiding principles and a brief assessment of the public health position of alternative energy sources.
Bio: Professor Andrew Watterson heads the Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group and Centre for Public Health and Population Health Research at Stirling University. He has a particular interest in cumulative health impact assessments of fracking, risk assessment and risk management of chemicals and has written several reports and peer-reviewed papers on fracking.
Professor Stuart Haszeldine
“Net-zero climate emissions – introducing Certificates of Carbon Storage”
Continually extracting fossil carbon and bio-carbon, to dump combustion products into theatmosphere no longer balances. Protecting the atmosphere is nobody’s business, but everybody’s responsibility. Renewable electricity is not enough. It is also necessary to re-capture already-emitted carbon. Certificates of Storage can create net-zero emissions.
Bio: Stuart Haszeldine is Professor of Geology and Carbon Capture and Storage at the University of Edinburgh. He spent two decades learning how to extract and use fossil fuels, and has spent the subsequent 15 years trying to replace carbon back underground into the geology it came from. Whilst also analysing, educating and informing citizens, businesses and governments that travelling towards, and arriving at, net-zero carbon emissions is one of the essential must-do items for this century. He works internationally.