Let's talk seriously about the weather

The first public debate to take place in North Northumberland on local climate change is taking place tomorrow.

The first public debate to take place in North Northumberland on local climate change is taking place tomorrow.

Titled Global Warming In Our Own Backyard, it will be held in Alnwick Town Hall at 7.30pm.

The event has been organised by Elizabeth Anderson, who lives near Whittingham, and is Lib Dem chairman for the Berwick constituency.

"The purpose of the event is to inform people how global warming affects us in our everyday lives and what we can do about it," she said.

"I am very concerned about the damage which climate change can do to the planet. It is an open and free meeting and there is no political angle."

Panellists at the event are Tom Pattinson, gardening expert, writer and broadcaster and former science teacher; Aidan Harrison, organic farmer and campaigner on green issues and Hugh Clear-Hill; senior environmental planning officer for Northumberland County Council.

The event will be chaired by Baroness Maddock, a trustee of CarbonNeutral North East.

She said "People want to know what we can each do at home to reduce the high levels of carbon being pumped into the atmosphere."

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