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Charlie Frew to speak in Algarve about global warming

Marine environmental specialist Charlie Frew, who travelled around 40,000km to observe the effects of climate change, is the speaker at the next Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) meetings on June 7.

Entitled ‘On the wrong side – an interactive global warming expedition across Eurasia’, the first lecture of the day will be held at the São Brás Museum at 2.30pm and the second at the Conservatório in Lagoa at 6.30pm.

Starting in Hong Kong, passing through China, Mongolia, Siberia, Russia and Western Europe, and ending in Portugal, this is an off-road expedition of grand design, covering 40,000km through some of the most extensive environments and remotest habitable places on earth.

Charlie Frew went on a mission to examine the ways in which humans are connected to global warming – through people, ecology or the environment.

A spokesman from the AAA told the Algarve Resident: “His is the first ever interactive carbon fact-finding expedition of truly breathtaking groundwork throughout Eurasia and we will be the first to hear the findings from this expedition.”

Specifically seeking out remote communities, ecology and environments to understand how global warming connects us all, Charlie’s expedition is based on interviews, images and short films.

He will also report on his specific interest in marine environmental changes around iconic lighthouses.

Charlie Frew is currently based in Hong Kong as a marine environmental specialist. He graduated from the Institute of Offshore Engineering, Heriot Watt University, with a Master’s degree in Marine Resource Development and Protection.

Some of his most memorable underwater experiences have been with the elusive Pelagic Thresher Shark, cage-less diving with the Great White Shark, paddling with Orcas, snorkelling with Southern Right Wales and being part of Mother Nature’s greatest show – the Sardine Run.

Part-time adventure racer and crowned winner of the Land Rover Amazing Adventure Explorer, Charlie has outsmarted bandits in Guatemala, hitched covert rides on go-fast drug boats into Honduras, escaped from active volcanoes in Indonesia and climbed Vietnam’s highest peak with Hmong tribesmen.

The lectures are open to all and non-members are asked to pay a fee of €5 to assist in grants towards archaeological works throughout Portugal, but particularly in

the Algarve.

Prior to the meeting in São Brás there is a lunch arranged at a nearby restaurant, while in Lagoa there will be a dinner after the lecture.