Newcastle upon Tyne

The Newcastle group meets four times a year in a pub or cafe close to the centre of town. We like a lively debate and no topics of off-limits. To add you name to our mailing list email: marek@green-thinkers.org

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Past Meetings:

Book: “dont-even-think-about-itDon’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change” by George Marshall

Date and time: 2nd March 2017, 7-9pm

LocationThe Town Wall pub, Pink Lane, NE1 5HZ. (In the Library Room)

Cost: Free!

To Book: Space limited so book with marek@green-thinkers.org to assure your place.

Our chosen book follows on seamlessly from our previous book Thinking Fast and Slow, looking at the psychology of climate change, and climate change denial.

On the same theme, I would also encourage people to listen to a Radio 4 broadcast called ‘Nothing but the Truth’ by Jo Fidgen about ‘Post Truth’  There is a fascinating story about a republican politician (Bob Inglis) who was voted out of the party after changing his mind to believe in man-made climate change. So, Mr Inglis has a unique take on group-think as it cost him his job.

Past Meetings:

coverBook: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Date and time: 10th November 2016, 7-9pm

LocationThe Town Wall pub, Pink Lane, NE1 5HZ. (In the Library Room)

Cost: Free!

To Book: Space limited so book with marek@green-thinkers.org to assure your place.

Our next meeting will be a move away from a directly ‘Green’ book to the topic of psychology. Many of our discussions over the last few years have led in this direction, based on establishing that the technology exists to solve many of the environmental problems we have discussed, but public or political will is lacking.

So we will be discussing ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ by Daniel Kahneman: one of the most influential books about the human thought process in in recent years. The New York Times said “In this comprehensive presentation of a life’s work, the world’s most influential psychologist demonstrates that irrationality is in our bones, and we are not necessarily the worse for it”.

Do you agree? And how does this apply to the Environmental debate?

Book: Atmosphere of Hope by Tim FlanneryCover

Date and time: Thursday 30th June 2016, 7-9pm

LocationThe Town Wall pub, Pink Lane, NE1 5HZ. (In the Library Room)

Cost: Free!

To Book: Space limited so book with marek@green-thinkers.org to assure your place.

Book: Wild Hope by Andrew BalmfordWildHope

Date and time: Thursday 7th April 2016, 7-9pm

LocationThe Town Wall pub, Pink Lane, NE1 5HZ. (In the Library Room)

Cost: Free!

To Book: Space limited so book with marek@green-thinkers.org to assure your place.

BookSustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air’ by David MacKayHot Air Image

Date and time: Thursday 7th January, 7-9pm

LocationThe Town Wall pub, Pink Lane, NE1 5HZ. (In the Library Room)

Cost: Free!

To Book: Space limited so book with marek@green-thinkers.org to assure your place.

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