Fred Pearce

A Trillion Trees

Wigtown Parish Church
In person & Online event
Thu 30 Sep
10:00 UK
£0.00 to £8.00

This is a live audience event. Participants will be on stage in the venue. The event will also be simultaneously streamed on our website. Online access is free but please pay what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.

Trees have helped sustain life on earth, a delicate balance that is put at risk by deforestation. As we rush towards a tipping point, where woodland and forests can no longer thrive, Fred Pearce brings us a seed of hope. An additional trillion trees could help tilt the environmental scales back in our favour, but is planting them en masse the answer? In his inspiring new book, Fred Pearce takes us from illegal logging sites to the smouldering Amazon rainforest, showing how we can reforest our planet by taking a step back and giving nature room to breathe. 

About the author: Fred Pearce is an award-winning journalist and author, reporting from 87 countries. He has been the environmental consultant of New Scientist since 1992, a regular broadcaster and contributor to the Guardian, Washington Post and others. He has written fourteen books on environmental and development issues, translated into 26 languages. 

A Trillion Trees is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

Wigtown Book Festival Events

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Unless otherwise stated, events will last between 45 minutes - 1 hour.

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