Event 32 | Dave Goulson | Silent Earth


Dave Goulson – Silent Earth – Averting the Insect Apocalypse

Insects are essential for life as we know it. As their numbers decline at a shocking rate, our world will slowly grind to a halt. Both revealing and alarming, Silent Earth is a rousing manifesto for a greener planet. It is a call to arms for change – in agriculture, government policy, industry and ourselves. Goulson will also talk about his previous book, Gardening for Bumblebees, which shows how to provide a refuge for a pollinator friendly haven.

An illustrated talk

When: Friday 12th November 2021 @4.30 pm
Where: The Bull Ballroom
Sponsored by: Sue and David Orr


Dave Goulson is a Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex and has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects. His books include: The Garden Jungle and A Sting in the Tale which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize and has been translated into fifteen languages. His magnus opus, SILENT EARTH, is both a heartfelt love letter to the insect world that had captivated him since childhood as well as an appeal to everyone to combat the catastrophic decline in the insects.

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