The Cambridge Climate Lecture Series is a new enterprise launching in 2017. Its aim is to dramatically increase the level of public interest and engagement on the topic of climate change. We hope that everyone will find something of interest, but we are particularly keen to interact with a younger audience who will have to deal with these issues in the decades ahead.
Our lecture format will feature guest speakers who will each present their take on a particular aspect of climate change. 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 of you throughout the world via our live streaming. Providing you have internet access you should be able to follow events in real time. There will be opportunities for both our local and on-line audiences to ask questions and we very much encourage you to participate on social media using #CCLS2017.
Whatever techniques and technologies are proposed for tackling climate change, it's important that taken together they add up to a total, sustainable, solution. This was a key message empahasized by Prof. David MacKay and it's why our first Cambridge Climate Lecture Series has as its theme, Climate Numbers in Context. This will not involve the use of complex mathematical theorems and formulae, but merely a check that what's proposed does indeed "add up".