Headingley Cafe Scientifique

cafe sciWhen: Mon 13th April – Club doors open at 7:30 for drinks & the talk begins promptly at 7:45.

Where: The New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael’s Rd, Leeds, LS6 3BG


Donation for room and expenses: £2 at the door

What: The Case for Urgent and Radical Carbon Emission Reductions talk

The continuing failure to reduce emissions globally has left us with little chance of staying below 2°C, a ‘dangerous climate change’ threshold. We are currently on a 4-6°C trajectory, and potential impacts associated with 4-6°C temperature increases imply that such futures are practically unliveable.

To make a fair contribution to staying below 2°C, wealthier parts of the world (with the UK amongst them) would need to reduce their carbon emissions by about 10% per year, starting immediately. These are unprecedented reduction rates.

The urgency and scale of the challenge suggests that the supply side alone (e.g., renewables and nuclear) will not be sufficient to meet the 2°C constraint. A combination of supply- and demand-side measures is the only way to start rapidly reducing emissions in the short term.

This talk will discuss the challenge of major reductions in carbon emissions and suggest options for addressing them.

For more info see: http://www.headingleydevelopmenttrust.org.uk/cafe-scientifique