Why is 1.5˚C so crucial to the future of our planet? Can we effect – or even reverse – the Climate Change process? Or are we too late? Join Mark Maslin, Professor of Climatology at UCL, for an eye-opening and informative talk on how important our actions are to the very survival of earth as we know it.
Climate change is the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Politicians have pledge to keep global warming to under 2˚C and suggested that 1.5˚C would be desirable. In October this year the Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that showed us how we could manage our global carbon emissions to keep global average temperature below 1.5˚C.
Unlike other reports they ensured that climate change was put into context of the other great challenges of our age: global poverty, population growth, environmental degradation and global security. Prof. Maslin explains that to meet these twenty-first century challenges and keep to a 1.5˚C target we must change the focus of our society to adapted a more global, equitable, sustainable and long-term approach and in doing so develop solutions that can benefit everyone.