Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing society. As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, and in the run up to the December UN Climate Conference, the SeaChange project draws on social science research at Cardiff University within the Understanding Risk Group to explore visualisations of this important issue.
Fusing art and science, an interactive exhibition at The Gate Arts and Community Centre uses images and interviews to explore representations of sea-level change on the Severn Estuary. An open evening (beginning from 6.30pm) and a special SeaChange themed Philosophy Café (from 7.30pm) will be held on Wednesday 11th November, where participants will be invited to explore issues drawn from the exhibition. A presentation from the project team will be followed by small-group discussions, exploring the meaning of climate change for us here and now, and how our perceptions of climate change here in Wales relate us to processes of environmental change happening elsewhere in the world and to the future.