Author poses burning question on fossil fuels talk in Lewes

Guardian journalist Duncan Clark will lead a discussion on reducing global use of fossil fuels at The Elephant and Castle in Lewes on Thursday (November 21) at 7.30pm.

Clark will be discussing his book The Burning Question, co-authored with Mike Berners-Lee.

The Burning Question asks how global warming can be kept within the 2°C limit agreed by governments, given that burning just half of the global fossil fuel reserves we know about could drive the climate above this critical threshold.

Ann Link, of Transition Town Lewes, who has organised the evening, said: “Our whole economy is bound up with fossil fuels, so that the performance of the big energy and oil companies depends on governments NOT taking effective action to cut carbon emissions.

“But there is a great deal we can all do, both nationally and locally, to help keep fossil fuels in the ground. People are already campaigning for churches and universities to stop investing in oil and mining companies. There is global opposition to new fossil fuel exploration such as fracking, and growing support among individuals and companies for clean, renewable energy.”

Places are limited, so ring 01273 477 870 or email to reserve a place.