1.5 Degrees Live!

Caitlin Evans: Interview with Patrick Dunne

“We looked around and realised maybe we’d have to do it, because if we don’t do it nobody else will. We can’t just expect other people to step up and act for us anymore.”

Climate change and the environment are set to be a ket part of the conversation at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, and '1.5 Degrees Live!' Is a show at the heart of it. A mass reading of the IPCC Report in a shipping container, 10 hours a day for 5 days. I spoke to Patrick Dunne about what motivated him to make this show and how it was going.

Tell me about the show: What is it? Where and when are you performing?

The show is being performed 11am to 9pm, everyday from the 12th to 16th August. We are performing 10 hours a day at Greenside Infirmary Street, in a shipping container. The show is a full reading of the IPCC report from 2018 on the impacts of global warming above 1.5 degrees. We are going to get about 120 people to read it with us in 15 - 20 min chunks, 2 people per hour, and we are going to read the whole thing! That’s the plan!

Amazing! It sounds like a challenge…