Southampton City Lecture 2011

I have lived in Southampton for over 20 years and not far from where I live is the dock side from which the Titanic left on its maiden voyage. Captain Smith ignored several warning of icebergs and continued full speed ahead. We know the rest.

Only yards away from that historic dock side is the National Oceanographic Institute, one of the world’s most prestigous research centres which gathers and interprets data from the oceans on the long term consequences of man-made climate change. I wonder if the captains of our economy are repeating the same mistakes as Captain Smith? How ironic that both are right next to each other, something I alluded to in my closing remarks of my city speech in Southampton.

Video of Alan Knight’s Southampton City Lecture 2011

Sustainability and shopping: From paradox to solution – and where does Southampton fit in?