Conversation Evening: Are natural disasters OUR FAULT?
January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
Are natural disasters OUR FAULT?
Most deaths caused by so-called ‘natural’ disasters have human responsibility behind them. Floods kill more people every year than all other natural disasters. Yet it is clear that climate change, primarily caused by burning fossil fuels, greatly exacerbates the power of storms and floods, generates long-term droughts, and causes heat waves that lead to tens of thousands of early deaths. As always, it is the poor and disadvantaged who suffer most – particularly those in low-income countries who did not cause the problem in the first place.
Bob White, Professor of Geophysics at the University of Cambridge, will lead our discussion on this topical issue.
8 pm Monday 20 January 2020
Large room, The Three Horseshoes, Stapleford
Free; all welcome!