Convincing the Christian World about Climate Change and Evolution
  • Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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Come along to this fascinating lecture given by Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS VMH, Scientific Director of the Eden Project and former Director of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 

The environmental situation is getting progressively worse around the world and we are at a particularly crucial time leading up the Paris Climate Change meeting in December. Sir Ghillean will give a summary of the situation from his experience as a biologist working in the rainforests of the world. He will maintain that it is science that has truly shown how serious the problem is. We are facing a human caused mass extinction comparable to the five previous mass extinction events such as the one that wiped out the dinosaurs.   

The lecture will challenge Christians to respond to the situation. If you believe that  it is not just the environment but God’s creation, you should have no other option than to be involved in creation care. Scientist Christians have a special responsibility to reconcile their scientific data with their beliefs.

Professor Sir Ghillean Prance was for 11 years Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, until his retirement in 1999. He trained as a plant taxonomist and is an expert on the flora of the Amazon rain forests, having led annual expeditions there over a period of 25 years and collected more than 450 Amazonian plants new to science. He has devoted much attention to the relationship between plants and humans. To that end, he lived with at least 16 Indian tribes in the Amazon. A book on his life, entitled A Passion for Plants: From the Rainforests of Brazil to Kew Gardens, was published in 1995. He is the author of Go to the Ant and That Glorious Forest both of which will be available for purchase at the lecture.  

Professor Sir Ghillean is a very prominent influence in the scientific fields of botany and ecology, so come and take this exciting opportunity to hear him speak. All welcome. Free admission and no need to book! 

Start time: 7.30pm.

Contact David Evans on 01752 587760 or email chaplaincy@plymouth.ac.uk for more details.



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