Monday, 12 February 2007

Free Public Lecture Series, Spring 2007

Birkbeck College, University of London, in conjunction with the Ecology and Conservation Studies Society, is running a series of free public lectures on “Conservation and Sustainability - Living within our Environmental Limits”
Sustainability and conservation are of literally vital importance to our future. Human demands on Earth’s resources threaten the life support systems on which the future of our own species – and of countless others - depends. The significance of climate change is increasingly recognized. These complex, interlocking issues force us to consider urgently how best we can live within environmental limits; but the right strategic actions are hotly debated.
This lecture series will inform that debate. An introductory overview of global warming and world issues will be followed by lectures describing aspects of particular relevance for the UK: energy use; fresh water resources; land use; urban waste; the sea around us. Problems will be posed and solutions proposed.
Full details of the lecture series are available on the Birkbeck website.