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.
Organising Committee of the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series
Hugh Hunt (Chair)
Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, University of Cambridge
Tony Eva (Secretary)
Earth scientist. Originator of the CCLS concept
Climate change journalist, podcaster
Per Ola Kristensson
Lecturer at Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge
Public Health doctor with interests in climate change and sustainable development
Kim van Daalen
PhD Student at the University of Cambridge, studying Global Health
M. Antonieta “Antoinette” Nestor
Engagement Manager, CZ & CCRC. Associate Fellow CISDL & Associate Researcher in Law, Lucy Cavendish College.
Shaun Fitzgerald OBE FREng
Director, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge.
Head of Physics and Global Goals Coordinator, The Leys School, Cambridge