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Three Shows About Climate Change Concerns

By | Published on Tuesday 2 August 2022

Three shows about climate change concerns at Edinburgh Festival 2022…

The Climate Crisis Hasn’t Gone Away | Festival Of Politics at Scottish Parliament | 12 Aug
There are always shows and events at the Festival that take a look at issues like global warming and the pollution of the environment, and such things feel more pertinent than ever, not least because of that outrageously hot weather we’ve been having lately. We begin with a discussion at the small but beautifully formed Festival Of Politics, which is chaired by Tom Whipple, Science Editor of The Times, and features Professor Ali Watson OBE, Managing Director of climate justice education think tank the Third Generation Project; UK Energy Research Centre co-Director Dr Keith Bell; and environmental scientist and professional Lucy Stanfield-Jenner. Click here for info and tickets.

Matt Winning: Hot Mess | Assembly George Square Studios | 3-14 Aug
The ThreeWeeks team have been fans of Matt Winning for rather a long time now, for we have been enjoying his work for – checks clock – slightly upwards of a decade; and we’ve always been rather impressed that a working scientist is also producing marvellous Fringe shows. Now we’re even more wowed, because he’s recently published a book about the global warming issue – ‘Hot Mess: What On Earth Can We Do About Climate Change?’ – and his edfringe offering this year is a live show based on that. The book has great reviews on Amazon and I expect the show will be similarly acclaimed. Click here for info and tickets.

You’re Safe Til 2024: Deep History | Pleasance Courtyard | 3-29 Aug (pictured)
And now for something theatrical related to the topic at hand, a play focusing on one specific aspect of the climate emergency, namely, the increasing frequency of bush fires down under. Here’s what to expect: “In the last hours of 2019, David Finnigan’s best friend prepared to make a break for home with his family before fires cut off the highway. As Australia was hit by the worst fires in the country’s recorded history, an area the size of England burned and one billion animals were incinerated. Written over the last three days of the decade, as David’s friends and family raced to evacuate amid the devastation, ‘Deep History’ is the story of 75,000 years of human history and 75 hours of brutal consequences”. Click here for info and tickets.