The Road to Carbon Zero: In conversation with Professor Myles Allen – part of Manchester Science Festival 2021

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The Road to Carbon Zero: In conversation with Professor Myles Allen, online, 14 February 2021 - Book now

Love your planet this Valentine’s Day and join climate guru Professor Myles Allen as he discusses the nitty-gritty of fossil fuels and offers possible directions to “The Road to Carbon Zero” with the help of one of the Science and Industry Museum’s expert Explainers.

In this talk, you’ll find out more about what climate change means with a special presentation from one of SIM’s expert Explainers and explore the subject more with a Q&A session – so come armed with questions for Professor Allen!

Professor of Geosystem Science at University of Oxford and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group in the University’s Department of Physics, Myles Allen is well placed to explain what damaging and dangerous role carbon plays in climate change and how we can act now to stop it from further harming our planet. In this online session, he’ll be talking about his research and his ideas for a Carbon Takeback Obligation – by giving fossil fuel companies the responsibility for the safe storage of carbon, this would lead to a substantial switch to carbon zero energy sources.

The UK has committed to achieving its net zero target by 2050 and further incentive is provided by the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference being hosted in Glasgow this November. To neutralise environmental impact and slow climate change, carbon, or greenhouse gas, emissions still need to be dramatically slashed and any remaining emissions offset, and energy efficiency increased – from transport (the largest source of carbon dioxide – CO2 – emissions) and the built environment (responsible for around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint) to waste and power (swapping fossil fuels for renewable, low-carbon energy sources, such as the Manchester Civic Quarter Heat Network with its Tower of Light chimney, not far from the Science and Industry Museum in Castlefield).

In this talk chaired by one of SIM’s expert Explainers, you’ll find out more about what climate change means and explore the subject more with a Q&A session – so come armed with questions for Professor Allen!

Part of Manchester Science Festival 2021.

Free to view online, booking essential. This event is suitable for ages 14 and older.

The Road to Carbon Zero: In conversation with Professor Myles Allen, online

14 February 2021 2:00 pm

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