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Elements of #EdSciFest

Edinburgh Science Festival, scheduled for 4–19 April 2020, was cancelled due to the global spread of COVID-19.

Although the event won’t go ahead as planned we will be launching a digital #EdSciFest. Keep your eyes peeled for online entertainment, curated articles, and downloadable resources covering all the Science Festival favourites throughout the month of April.

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Scroll down to discover the Elements of #EdSciFest

We share our planet with almost eight billion people and the collective environmental challenges we face have never been greater or more complex. Increasing demands for food, water, energy and infrastructure are pushing nature to its limits, and the impacts of the climate crisis we are facing are increasingly more apparent. Life on Earth is a wonderful yet fragile thing. 

With our climate in crisis and our world in turmoil, buffeted by false news and media manipulation, it has never been more important to shine a spotlight on the threats, challenges and opportunities that face planet Earth – to champion reasoned and rational though and the value of evidence, and to help equip the public and our policy makers with information that helps them make informed decisions about the things that matter most.

The Earth is burning; global temperatures continue to rise, forest fires ravage the globe and we face a climate emergency that threatens the future of life on Earth. 12 years to save the planet?

We certainly face an unprecedented crisis that requires us to change, adapt and embrace the possibilities that a cleaner, greener future has to offer.

How do we work collaboratively – across borders, boundaries, disciplines and cultures – to power the planet with the energy we need whilst protecting it for future generations? How do we retain optimism and hope in the face of climate crisis and global uncertainty?

At #EdSciFest we are All Fired Up about the climate crisis and want to talk about it with you!

Click below for a collection of digital events, articles, downloadable resources and recommendations under our All Fired Up strand.

All Fired Up