This November, delegates from around the world will be converging on Glasgow for the COP26 summit. All will be seeking agreement on measures to curb emissions, and slow down the pace of climate change.
In Glasgow they’ll be working to safeguard the future of our species (and our fellow occupants of the planet). Meanwhile at Almond Valley we’ll be looking back to creatures that were lost in an earlier age of climate change.
Between the ice ages, creatures evolved with a big body mass, shaggy coats, and other adaptions to the bitter cold. Suddenly the climate grew warmer, and the big megabeasts found things too hot for comfort, dwindled and eventually died. It’s a rather sad story.
Over the October school holidays we’ll be making megabeast masks, playing games of chance with glaciers, and philosophising about the future.