The fate of anthropogenic emissions of CO2 and other climate drivers: should we all go vegan to address climate change?
This lecture explains why net anthropogenic CO2 emissions need to be reduced to zero to halt the rise in global temperature, putting paid to the once-popular idea of “contraction and convergence” to a “sustainable” per-capita CO2 emission rate. We’ll also discuss how other climate pollutants behave, including methane, nitrous oxide and aerosols, and why the concept of “CO2-equivalent emissions”, although deeply embedded in almost all climate policy discussions, can be misleading.
Date: 4 February 2019, 14:00 (Monday, 4th week, Hilary 2019)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: lecture theatre
Speaker: Prof Myles Allen (School of Geography and the Environment)
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: Free
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Chris White, Helen Morley, Donna Palfreman