The global climate crisis: defining the issue and identifying solutions

A48, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park Campus
21/11/2019 (17:00-19:00)
Rachel Evans
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Speaker: Professor Simon Gosling, School of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

This lecture explores the factors that have contributed to the global climate crisis. Simon assesses the vulnerability of people and ecosystems around the world to climate variability and explores some of the predictions of future climate change for pressing issues such as water security, sea level rise, food security, and human health.

A range of potential solutions to the crisis will be discussed, including individual actions, government policies, and technological approaches.

Simon Gosling is currently Director of Research and Professor in Climate Risk in the School of Geography, teaching various modules including a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Sustainability from a geographical perspective, which is open to anyone across the globe. His research interests lie in understanding the impacts of climate change on natural and human systems, and bridging the boundary between physical science and impact and policy-related areas.

Reception will take place in the cafe area.

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