Sunday 4th October – 3pm – online
Dr Keith Skene is an ecologist and the author of five books and over forty scientific papers, focused on sustainability and our place on the planet. Born in the historic city of Armagh in Ireland, Keith spent thirteen years as a principal investigator and lecturer at the University of Dundee before becoming director of the Biosphere Research Institute (www.biosri.org). The Biosphere Research Institute produces cutting-edge research on environmental, economic and societal sustainability, focusing on a fundamental dialogue around our place in the Earth system. Keith has carried out field research across the planet, from Kenya to the Carpathian mountains, from the Scottish Highlands to Southwest Australia and from Vietnam to Trinidad. His latest book, Artificial Intelligence and the Environmental Crisis: Can technology Really Save the World (Routledge), sets out a radical new approach, addressing the existential crisis facing humanity, beginning with a social revolution, where societal and environmental sustainability are approached as inseparable issues.
Books by all our participating authors are available to order from our local bookshop. Click the link to visit the page.
The Portobello Bookshop