Thursday podcast: Sir John Houghton. An introduction to climate science

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This lecture was delivered by Sir John Houghton, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as part of CAT’s Renewable Energy and the Built Environment postgraduate course.

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Quote from the podcast:

We are beginning to change [the planet] in ways that I, certainly as a young scientist, never imagined we would be able to change it. But we are making big changes on a global scale which are having big international impacts, especially on poor people.

 

 

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