Ralph Miliband Global Risks and Politics in the 21st Century Lecture Series
Date: Monday 20 November 2006
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Sir David King
Chair: Professor David Held
The earth is heating up. Manifestations of this trend are: heat waves and periods of unusually warm weather, ocean warming, sea-level rise and coastal flooding, glaciers melting, arctic and Antarctic warming. The lecture will explore the nature and origins of these phenomena and will look for political solutions both inside and outside the domain of national states.
Professor Sir David King is chief scientific adviser to the UK government and head of the Office of Science and Innovation.. He is a professor of chemistry at University of Cambridge.
This lecture is part of the 'Ralph Miliband Global Risks and Politics in the 21st Century' lecture series.
The next lecture in this series will be held on Tuesday 5 December. Professor Tony Barnett and Professor Alan Whiteside will present a lecture entitled ' Governing Disease: lessons from the HIV/AIDS epidemic'.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come first served basis.
A transcript of this lecture is now available to download:
Transcript: Climate Change: global solutions for an international problem (PDF)
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