Date : 26/06/2018 | Time : 6:30 pm | Location : The North Library, The Athenaeum Club
The emergence of changes in the world’s climate has in recent decades become one of the greatest challenges facing mankind. It has raised fundamental questions about the willingness and ability of nations to act together in the common good, the respective obligations of rich and poor nations and the impact on environmental, economic and energy policy. Sir Brian Hoskins will reflect on the evidence for climate change, its causes, the contribution made by mankind, the likely consequences and what can, should and is being done about it.
There will be a reception from 6.30pm; wine, soft drinks and nibbles will be on offer before and after the talk, which starts at 7.00pm. Club rules require gentlemen to wear a suit and tie.
About the Speaker
Sir Brian is an international authority on climate, and is a member of the Science Academies of the USA and China as well as the UK. He has been Professor of Meteorology at the University of Reading since 1981. In 2008, he became the first Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College, London, and is now its Chair. His international roles have included being Vice Chair of the Joint Scientific Committee for the World Climate Research Programme and President of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences. He has also had numerous UK roles, including membership of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, and is currently a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change.
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