The climate crisis poses an existential threat to us all, yet the complexity of the issues, the constantly changing environmental policies and the multiple sources of information available to us can make it difficult to grasp the scale and trajectory of the crisis. In this first event of the Climate Deep Dialogue you will hear a lecture from a leading expert in the field of climate science and leave with a clear roadmap of where we are in the climate crisis and possible future pathways.
The keynote speaker for this lecture will be Mark Maslin, a Professor of Earth System Science at University College London and Natural History Museum of Denmark. He is a leading scientist with an expertise in past global and regional climatic change and humanity’s impact on our planet. Maslin has published over 190 papers and regularly comments on international and national climate change policies. He has written over 70 popular articles in the New Scientist, The Times, and Guardian, among others, and often appears on television and radio. His recent public talks include talks at Twitter, Google, the Royal Geographical Society, Tate Modern, UNFCCC COP, the WTO and the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard. Maslin has written 10 popular books, including “Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (2021)” and “How to Save Our Planet: The Facts (2021)”.
This Deep Dialogue series – Beyond COP: Is It Time to Change Course? – is held in support of the charitable mission of the English-Speaking Union. Every ticket sold will help the English-Speaking Union in its work to give young people the speaking and listening skills and cultural understanding they need to thrive.
6:00 – 6:30pm | Arrival
6:30 – 7:30pm | Lecture
7:30 – 8:30pm | Drinks
8:30pm | Close
Further Information About the Series
Beyond COP: Is It Time to Change Course?
We are in the midst of an existential climate crisis, from extreme weather and ecosystem decline to biodiversity loss and crop failure. Climate change is also compounding inequality and has the potential to drive significant unrest if we fail to act now.
In the aftermath of COP 27 we have the opportunity to consider: Is our current approach enough to deal with the climate crisis or is it time to change course?
In this Climate Deep Dialogue we will explore this question and hear from scientists, academics, activists, politicians and entrepreneurs. We invite you to join us for a provocative, challenging, engaging and inspiring series of events, which will focus on finding the solutions to make radical progress on the climate crisis.