10 Oct: Sir David King: Science, politics, industry and the role of future cities in managing the risks of climate change
6pm, Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Bristol
The science of climate change, for over 97 percent of scientists, and the role of humans in this, has been clear for a long time. But the issue and what we do about it remains mired in politics, vested economic perspectives and the power of multinationals to influence policy. At the same time, the business of climate change is seeing new solutions and rapidly reducing prices for renewables such as solar power. Where will all this lead to? And what is the role of cities in dealing with climate change? Given his vast experience, both nationally and internationally, working on the challenges of climate change policy as well as the role of future cities, there’s no better guide than Sir David King.
David King is a physical chemist with a research background in surface science and catalysis.