Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

March Talk: Our Warming World: What is means for Qatar and the rest of the world

We welcome members and non-members alike and do not charge for our monthly talks. Doors open at 6:30 PM and we offer tea and biscuits and time to peruse the QNHG library before the meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Our Rambles and Membership tables will also be open shortly after 6:30.
March 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Doha English Speaking School click on the link for direction.

Chairwoman’s note:

The March talk is given by our own QNHG committee member, Richard Angwin, who serves as Al Jazeera’s weather forecaster. Who better to speak about climate change?! He will break down this complicated phenomenon and explain the pieces of the puzzle. He will also talk about how climate change affects the world over and Qatar in particular. He will conclude his talk with mitigation strategies and actions that governments are taking as well as easy solutions and actions that we can take to adopt our life-styles and help slow-down climate change.

From our librarian:

If you would like to delve deeper into this month's topic, check out the Report on Global Warming completed by Saudi Aramco in 2014.  For the upcoming rambles, there are numerous books on birds in the library that can prepare you for spotting the various species, as well as provide you with comprehensive birding knowledge, e.g.

  1. An Interim Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia
  2. Common Birds of Qatar
  3. Falconry and Birds of Prey
  4. Qatar Nature Explorer: Birds of Qatar.
  5. Be sure to check out our library for titles on many topics related to Qatar (and other) Natural History.

Synopsis of talk

From Richard: Some people deny its existence, other choose not to think about it at all. But climate change is real, its happening now, and it is going to impact all our lives.  In this talk Al Jazeera weather forecaster Richard Angwin will explain why climate change is such a difficult concept to grasp; why it threatens our very future; and what we can do to face the challenges it poses both to Qatar and the wider world. Because by acting now we can all enjoy a better future with a cleaner, healthier environment.

Short biography

RichardRichard Angwin began his career with the UK Met Office in 1979.  He became a weather forecaster in 1990 and spent almost a decade providing weather services for a range of clients before working with the BBC as a weather presenter in Bristol. He joined Al Jazeera in 2011 and provides weather forecasts for a global TV audience.


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