Climate Change: The good, the bad and the ugly

Thursday, 11 January, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:30
Leeds City Museum Leeds LS2 8BH

In this public lecture Prof. Chris Budd will look at the ways that we try to model the complexity of the climate. He will compare different approaches and will comment on the reliability of each one. He will also attempt to shed light on the question of whether it is possible to predict the changing climate.

Tickets are free of charge thanks to support from the PEN, ReCoVER, and SECURE networks, the EPSRC and the LWEC partnership.

Hosted by the Past Earth Network, University of Leeds

Prof Chris Budd: "I believe very strongly indeed that the excitement and importance of mathematics and science should be communicated to as wide an audience as possible. I am actively involved in doing this, both in developing programmes with young people through my positions of Prof of Mathematics at the Royal Institution and my vice-presidentship of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and in directing the Bath Taps Into Science Festival.

"My recent projects include two Citizen Science Projects in Climate Science and I am also working closely with Policy Makers involved in climate science. The latter has involved regular discussion/policy meetings with senior civil servants through the CliMathNet network, and also in running programmes on climate science with the British Science Association, the Science Museum and the Royal Institution."