Nobel Peace Prize winner to deliver climate change talk

Dr David Viner

Dr David Viner

The subject of climate change will be up for discussion at Anglia Ruskin University on Monday, 23 January when environmental expert and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr David Viner will deliver a talk entitled "I don't believe in Climate Change".

The free event is the first in a series of lunchtime seminars organised by the Global Sustainability Institute, based at Anglia Ruskin, and will take place in Helmore 201 on the Cambridge campus.

Dr Viner has worked internationally in climate change for over 20 years. He spent 17 years at the world-renowned Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia where he was involved in a range of research activities that centred on the science of climate change; including the interactions between climate change and tourism, and the rural economy.

Since 1993, Dr Viner has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007, and from 2008-2011 he led the British Council's Global Programme on Climate Change.

Dr Viner, who is now a Principal Consultant at Red Kite Enterprise and Environment which helps businesses identify environmental threats and opportunities, said:

"I will outline the current state of the science and the subsequent pathway that we are likely to follow.

"This will demonstrate why simply believing in climate change is not a sensible approach to tackling the biggest global issue to date and why a far more pragmatic, realistic and less emotional approach is required. I will address and identify the barriers that exist and why denial of climate change is prevalent in sectors of society."

The free talk on Monday, 23 January will take place from on the Cambridge Campus at 1-2pm in Helmore 201 and lunch will be provided. For further information, please email rosie.robison@anglia.ac.uk or call 0845 196 5107. For more information on the series of lunchtime seminars organised by the GSI visit the GSI microsite.
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