Lecture 5 - 'Climate Change Is Now' Panel Discussion at the Cambridge Science Festival


Chaired by Oliver Morton, Briefings Editor at The Economist and Award-Winning Science Writer and Author

Follow Gideon, finalist of the Frontline Programme 2018 and founder of Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM), on his and his team work on the development of a toolkit to communicate climate and environmental action using African traditional cultural values, beliefs and practices.

The 2022 Cambridge Climate Lecture Series returns in February with an exciting series of lectures and discussions that will. be streamed live online with worldclass speakers.

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With interests and achievements in fields ranging from neural networks to software for disabled users and from information theory to energy policy, David stood out as a polymath.

Within the arena of climate change he made important contributions to developing the UK's energy policy through his time as chief scientific advisor in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), but he is better known through his 2008 book: Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air.

This has been downloaded for free over half a million times and shows the limits and options for renewable energy technologies as we seek to decarbonise our societies. His ability to clearly communicate renewable energy issues is amply illustrated in the video “How many lightbulbs?”.

The inaugural CCLS 2017 lecture series occurred near to the first anniversary of David's death. Our choice of “Climate Numbers in Context” was a tribute to his achievements and inspiration within the areas of communication and social justice, as well as the idea that individual measures need to “add up” to reach an overall climate change goal.


Baroness Worthington, Peter Vis and Kelley Kizzier in a conversation on COP26, Article 6 of the Paris Climate Agreement and the actions that we, the public, can take to make a difference


Organising Committee of the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series

HughHunt Hugh Hunt (Chair)
Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, University of Cambridge


Tony Eva (Secretary)
Earth scientist. Originator of the CCLS concept


Nick Breeze
Climate change journalist, podcaster

PerOlaKristensson2 Per Ola Kristensson
Lecturer at Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge

JamesSmith James Smith
Public Health doctor with interests in climate change and sustainable development

kim van daalen

Kim van Daalen
PhD Student at the University of Cambridge, studying Global Health

antoinette nestor

M. Antonieta “Antoinette” Nestor
Engagement Manager, CZ & CCRC. Associate Fellow CISDL & Associate Researcher in Law, Lucy Cavendish College.

shaun fitzgerald
Shaun Fitzgerald OBE FREng
Director, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge.

andrew harmsworth

Andrew Harmsworth
Head of Physics and Global Goals Coordinator, The Leys School, Cambridge