Climate change is one of the most publicly debated and important scientific challenges facing society. Almost everybody has a view on the problem, and with a huge range of opinions from complete denial to doom and gloom merchants. The talk will discuss the science of climate change and highlight what we know and what we still don’t know. It will also offer a few more personal reflections on the challenges of trying to be a scientist working on such a politically important and public topic.
Admission is FREE and there will be a collection during the interval (suggested donation £3-5).
Venue: Smoke and Mirrors
Prof. Paul Valdes has spent 25 years studying past, present and future climates. His work focuses on developing the large computer models used to predict future change, and then testing them against past changes, from hundreds to millions of years ago. In 2007, he was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Prize for his work on climate change, and in 2015 he was awarded the Milutin Milankovic Medal by European Geosciences Union.