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Climate Change Lecture Series 2019

Climate Change Lecture Series 2019

The Annual Cambridge Climate Lecture Series Launches in 2019 with the theme "Climate Change: Can we Fix It?

The world's leading climate scientists warned this year that we only have 12 years left for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which risks of droughts, floods, extreme heat and poverty will significantly worsen for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. However, the current levels of commitments bring the course of the world to a disastrous 3C warming. While time and carbon budgets are running out, the question is "Can we fix Climate Change?". 

The  2019 Cambridge Climate Lecture Series is back with the theme "Climate Change: can we fix it?". As in previous years the aim of the Series is to dramatically increase the level of public interest and engagement on the topic of climate change. 

The lecture format will feature guest speakers who will each present their take on a particular aspect of climate change within 2019's theme. 

Apart from an audience in Cambridge, many more people throughout the world can join via live-streaming. There will be opportunities for both local and online audiences to ask questions, please participate on social media using #CCLS2018.

1st Lecture, 14th Feb. 7:00pm (GMT): Prof Sir David King

Title: Climate Repair

Attend the lecture in person: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-repair-tickets-55763880267

The lecture will be available to watch live online on the Climate Series website

2nd Lecture, Feb. 21st, 7:00pm (GMT): Hans Joachim Schellnhuber – Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Title: 2100: "A Climate-Space Odyssey"

Attend the lecture in person: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nonlinear-problem-nonlinear-response-tickets-55764094909

The lecture will be available to watch live online on the Climate Series website

Lecture 3, Feb. 28th, 7:00pm (GMT): Joseph Poore

Title: Food's planetary environmental impacts and an integrated solution

Attend the lecture in person: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/environmental-impact-of-food-tickets-55764132020

The lecture will be available to watch live online on the Climate Series website

Lecture 4, March 7th, 7:00pm (GMT): Rosemary Randall (Climate Psychology Alliance)

Title: Climate, Psychology, Conversation: the unconscious dynamics of how we talk about climate change

Attend the lecture in person: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/psychology-and-climate-change-tickets-55764283473

The lecture will be available to watch live online the Climate Series website

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Lecture 5: James Lovelock speaks to Chris Rapley and Helen Czerski about the future of Gaia

Lecture 5, March 14th, 7:00pm (GMT): James Lovelock at the Babbage Lecture Theatre

(By video link) James Lovelock speaks to Chris Rapley and Helen Czerski about the future of Gaia

Attend the lecture in person: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/about-the-future-of-gaia-humanity-tickets-55764904330

The lecture will be available to watch live online the Climate Series website

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