In the sphere of climate change, 19th century Irish physicist John Tyndall (1820-1893) is a giant.
Edinburgh lectures & talks
Glaciers lock up 10% of the world's freshwater. These great bodies of ice play an important part in the Earth's development, carving landscapes, influencing climate and affecting global sea level.
We all rely on the seas for their abundant food, mineral and energy resources and yet more than 90% of the deep oceans remain totally unexplored.
Malthus was right. There is not enough planet to sustain the growing human population, particularly given our species' profligate use of land and resources.
The oceans offer the potential for huge amounts of clean energy and Scotland and the UK are poised to be a world leader in the field.
A panel of experts will discuss ways in which the world might wean itself off fossil fuels in time to avert catastrophic climate change. Recommended age 14+.
The Edinburgh Medal is a prestigious award given each year to men and women of science and technology who are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of human
This is a rare chance to hear from an array of global climate experts, who are here in Edinburgh for a meeting of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group III.
Speaker: Dr Noelle Gallagher, Senior Lecturer in 18th Century British Literature, University of Manchester