Climate change and biodiversity in the South West

A talk from Dr Debbie Hemming, Scientific Manager of the Vegetation-Climate Interactions group at the Met Office

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Planting trees is clearly a good way to ‘produce’ oxygen:

Plant lots of trees to tackle climate change – Vision Group for Sidmouth

But it has to be done sensitively:

Trees, plants and carbon – Vision Group for Sidmouth

As pointed out two years ago by Dame Julia Slingo, Sidmouth Arboretum Patron and former Chief Scientific Officer to the Met Office, speaking as part of Tree Week 2019:

Trees to combat climate change – Vision Group for Sidmouth

This week sees a series of events for Tree Week 2021:

Sidmouth Tree Week 2021 – Vision Group for Sidmouth

And earlier today saw a talk from Dr Debbie Hemming, also of the Met Office, where she is Scientific Manager of the Vegetation-Climate Interactions (VCI) group which conducts research to improve understanding and modelling of the interactions between vegetation and climate:

Climate and Biodiversity talk | Sidmouth Science Festival

The talk was part of the Arboretum’s week of events – and was hosted by the Science Festival, who have kindly put the recording on their website to view:

SidmouthScienceFestival_ClimateBiodiversity_Hemming_180521_recording_MP4.mp4

With more on ‘climate change and biodiversity’ here:

“Bending the curve” of biodiversity loss – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Tackling biodiversity loss – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Woodlands for climate and nature – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Species shift: climate change and habitat loss – Vision Group for Sidmouth

   
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