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Public Lecture – Duncan Clark

February 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

The Burning Question: what will it take to leave fossil fuel worth trillions in the ground?

Drinks reception 6.00 – IBERS bach, Penglais Campus   Lecture 6.30pm – Edward Llwyd Building, Penglais Campus

This event will be webcast live. To watch live follow this link to the web page from about 6.30pm on Thursday.

We would love to have questions from remote viewers, but please don’t leave them until the end of the lecture. You may email us beforehand ( Or tweet Questions to @c3wales before or during the talk.

Science is clear that keeping the planet safe means burning no more than a small proportion of the world’s remaining oil, coal and gas reserves. But so far green technologies and behaviour change have done nothing to slow the rate at which the world extracts and burns fossil fuels. Why is that? How worried should we be? And what would it really take to solve the problem and leave the fossil fuels in the ground?

Duncan Clark is a consultant editor on the Guardian environment desk, co-founder of digital journalism company Kiln and a visiting researcher at the UCL Energy Institute. He was involved in setting up climate campaigns 10:10 and Cool Earth, and his most recent book – The Burning Question – was described by Al Gore as “fascinating, important and highly recommended”.

This is the sixth event of the fourth series of lectures organised by C3W, the series continues in Aberystwyth until the Summer 2014.


February 20, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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01970 621537


Edward Llwyd Building – Biology Main
Aberystwyth University
Aberytswyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DA United Kingdom
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