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Pollution and Cities: From Hippocrates to VW
Professor Alastair Lewis (Department of Chemistry, University of York)
Pollution has been a persistent problem in cities dating back many thousands of years. The causes keeping changing and evolving often leaving policy one step behind. What can we learn from past successes and failures to help us manage an increasingly urbanised world?
Air pollution: From oranges to climate change
Dr Sarah Moller (National Centre for Atmospheric Science)
Over the last few years air pollution has become a real hot topic for the media, for Government and for local authorities. One of the problems is that modern air pollution is generally invisible so without instrumentation to measure what is in the air it is impossible to see how bad the pollution is and to understand the causes; that’s where the work of atmospheric chemists like those working in the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories at the University of York becomes really important. Find out, with experiments, what oranges have to teach us about air pollution and climate change.
Diesel: A good idea tuned bad
Jean-Paul Skeete (Department of Politics, University of York)
A casual chat about what influences people’s decisions when buying a diesel or petrol car and the actual environmental implications of owning them.