What will Scotland look like in 2050? By then, after decades of anthropogenic climate change, there will be obvious effects of increased sea level and coastal erosion, and probably more rainfall and flooding, and rising groundwater. Meeting the Scottish Government target to reduce Scotland’s emissions of all greenhouse gases to net-zero by 2045 (at the latest) will also change Scotland and how we live. How will we generate electricity, heat our houses and travel around? In what innovative ways might our cities, towns and rural areas adapt to reduce carbon emissions? Will we use warm water from coal mines? Spread crushed rock on fields to soak up CO2? Store compressed air?
Premiered at the Edinburgh Science Festival in 2021, this online event brings together a panel of students from the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh so that you can hear first-hand from geologists in the front line of researching geological aspects of climate change, and aims to promote a positive, forward-looking discussion of how Scotland will adapt to climate change and contribute to solutions.
Organised by the Edinburgh Geological Society.