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13:15 - 13:55 13 October 2011

Lunch Hour Lecture: The perfect storm: Can disaster reduction occur in the face of climate change and population growth?


Darwin Lecture Theatre - accessed vial Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures are also streamed live online or can be downloaded after the event.
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Mark Maslin, UCL Geography

In the near future we face the perfect storm; where the combination of climate change and population growth is set to increase the numbers of people affected by 'natural' disasters. By 2030 globally we will need 50% more energy, with much of this energy generated through fossil fuels, accelerating climate change. By 2030 we will need 50% more food and 30% more water to feed our expanding population.

To mark International Day for disaster reduction (12 Oct), Professor Maslin will look at these dire predictions for the future and discusses how we, as a global society, can deal with these problems and ultimately reduce society’s vulnerability and save lives.


Dan Martin
020 3108 3840 | dan.martin@ucl.ac.uk


Click here to watch this lecture streamed live online at 1.15pm on Thursday 13 Oct

Climate change