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Climate change with Gale Burns from Greenpeace

For our Topical Talks series, this month we talked with Gale Burns from Greenpeace in Stroud.

Gale told us about the United Nations report in 2018 which stated that we have 12 years to get on top of climate change, and shared some interesting and concerning information about the relationship between temperature and CO2 concentrations.

“Either we go numb about it or we get very scared and don’t necessarily do useful activity”. But there are small easy changes we can all make in our everyday lives that will make a difference – can you guess what the top 3 are? Watch the 10 minute video below to find out.


Listening Group

The listening group Gale talks about will take place on Thursday 26th August at 2.30pm over Zoom.

You can come along to share your concerns, exchange information, or simply to listen. If you’d like to join us please email and we will send you the Zoom link.


The 2 slides Gale talks about in the video can be downloaded here

Gale’s website where you can find his environmental poetry is here. 

One Small Change

For more tips about small changes we can all make for the environment, follow our One Small Change campaign

About the Interviewer

Mark Hurrell has lived in Gloucestershire for over 30 years and was the editor of BBC Radio Gloucestershire from 2002 to 2016. His career in the media has been long and varied including a spell at BBC Points West TV where he was a regular presenter and reporter. Mark also worked on the BBC‘s coverage of WW1 and other major projects. He is a governor at the King’s School, Gloucester and was involved in the setting up of the Pied Piper appeal. In his spare time Mark is a keen amateur singer and supporter of Gloucester Rugby.