Cambridge Climate Lecture Series
The Annual Cambridge Climate Lecture Series takes place each Spring, aiming to interact with a Global Audience.
Launched in 2017, the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series returned in 2018 with the theme "Climate Change Is Now,” and then again in 2019 under the umbrella “Climate Change: Can We Fix It?”
Its principal aim is to increase dramatically the level of public interest and engagement on the topic of climate change. We hope that everyone will find something of interest.
We are particularly keen to interact with a younger audience who will have to deal with these issues in the decades ahead. During the 2019 series, far greater global attention was brought to the issue through “School Strikes”, in Cambridge and in many places around the world, perhaps contributing to a political “tipping point” that (at time of writing) we hope leads to accelerated action.
Our lecture format features guest speakers giving their take on a particular aspect of climate change linked to our annual theme. There will be a strong emphasis not only on the current state of our global climate, but on what possible solutions exist and on the actions we need to take.
Apart from an audience in Cambridge, we hope to reach out to many more around the world via live-streaming of events. Through the internet, you can follow events in real time. There will be opportunities for both local and online audiences to ask questions and we encourage participation on social media using the relevant hashtag, e.g. #CCLS2020.
If you are unable to join us “live” (in person, or online), we aim to upload recordings of the lectures to this website and our YouTube channel the next day. These prove to be a popular and valuable resource and we welcome comments and feedback.
Lecture 1: Baroness Bryony Worthington - Climate Change: A race between Physics & Politics
Lecture 2: Anthony Hobley Lecture - Impact of Climate On Financial Industries (CEO The Carbon Tracker Initiative)
Lecture 3: Kevin Anderson: Paris, climate & surrealism: how numbers reveal another reality (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research)
CCLS 2017 - Do the numbers add up on climate change panel discussion- #CCLS2017 with @CamScience & Additional Speakers: Lord Martin Rees (Astronomer Royal, Author), Oliver Morton (The Economist), Jeanne Martin (YOUNGO)
Lecture 1: Climate Change from the Frontline In Bangladesh with given by Dr. Saleemul Huq (@SaleemulHuq)
Lecture 2: Engaging young people on climate change Renee Karunungan (The Climate Tracker)
Lecture 3: Earth Observation for Climate Resilience by Professor Stephen Briggs (ESA, Cambridge)
Lecture 4: Resetting Our Relationship With nature given by Lisa Walker (CEO Ecosphere+)
Climate Change Is Now! - High-Level Panel #CCLS2018 with @CamScience & Additional Speakers: Sir David King (UK Government Science Advisor), Oliver Morton (The Economist)
The world's leading climate scientists warned this year that we only have 12 years left for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which risks of droughts, floods, extreme heat and poverty will significantly worsen for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. However, the current levels of commitments bring the course of the world to a disastrous 3C warming. While time and carbon budgets are running out, the question is "Can we fix Climate Change?".
Therefore we are thrilled to announce that the 2019 Cambridge Climate Lecture Series is back with the theme "Climate Change: can we fix it?". Like last years the aim of the Series is to dramatically increase the level of public interest and engagement on the topic of climate change.
Our lecture format will feature guest speakers who will each present their take on a particular aspect of climate change within 2019's theme.
Apart from an audience in Cambridge, we hope to reach out to many of you throughout the world via our live-streaming. Provided you have internet access, you should be able to follow events in real time. There will be opportunities for both our local and online audiences to ask questions and we very much encourage you to participate on social media using #CCLS2018.
Stay tuned as speakers will be announced in the following days!