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REPAIRING OUR CLIMATE

1:30pm-2:30pm on Saturday 19 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Department of Engineering, LT0, Trumpington Street, CB2 1PZ

Come along to this lecture to hear an explanation of what is needed for us to repair our climate.

Emissions reductions are absolutely necessary if we are to have a climate which is sustainable. However, the IPCC AR6 report makes it clear that whilst emissions reductions are necessary, they are not sufficient. We will need to do more. This lecture will explain what is needed for us to repair our climate. In addition to emissions reductions we will need to take greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere; this is already needed as part of the term ‘net zero’. We will learn about the different techniques and the current research being undertaken to accelerate the development of the approaches. We will conclude with a discussion on the timescales involved, why even these measures may not be sufficient to safeguard our ecosystems, and introduce some ideas as to what may in fact be required to refreeze the Arctic.

This event is part of the Department of Engineering’s Community Open Day.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Talk
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 100
Theme: Discovery, Environment, Society
Accessibility: Full access, Accessible toilet, Lift, Step-free access

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