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Adapting to Climate Change

20
May

Doors open 6.30pm, Event 7pm-9pm

The Yorkshire Grey 2 Theobalds Road,
London WC1X 8PN


Shall we adapt to climate change or re-engineer the climate system? Join the debate at the pub with our experts Professors Frans Berkhout and Mike Hulme

 

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Can we really adapt to climate change?

Professor Frans Berkhout

Are human societies infinitely adaptable to the impacts of climate variability and change? Or are there limits? As the climate changes adjustments are being made in agriculture, forestry, flood protection and drought and fire management, to sustain the things we value. Many societies and sectors have the capacity to adapt and so could put off radical action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If we can adapt, why push the argument? Identifying where there may be limits in the capacity to adapt i

Engineering the Earth’s Climate: Can We? Should We?

Professor Mike Hulme

Is it possible to deliberately re-engineer the world’s climate? If so, are the hazards of global warming severe enough to justify such ambition? Scientists and environmental advocates have argued that the world needs a radical fix for climate change. The prospect of such technologies being developed raises many important environmental, political and ethical questions. Whether to deliberately engineer the world’s climate is a question that impinges on all life on Earth, today and in the future…

20
May

Doors open 6.30pm, Event 7pm-9pm

The Yorkshire Grey 2 Theobalds Road,
London WC1X 8PN


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