Food and Climate Change without the hot air
16 October, 7:30 pm
Discussion | Environment & Nature, Science, Food & Drink, Health & Medicine
Join Professor Sarah Bridle and former MP Julian Huppert on World Food Day, today, for a conversation about food and climate change. Out of concern for her children’s future, Bridle set out to understand how global food choices contribute to a quarter of the world’s greenhouse-gas emissions. This discussion and Q&A accompanies her well-researched and accessible book, Food and Climate Change Without the Hot Air.
Sarah Bridle is a Proessor at the University of Manchester. She became committed to a change in food policy because of her children and her concern for their future. She divides her research time between food-related climate change and astrophysics. She leads the STFC Food Network+, Take a Bite out of Climate Change project and has spoken at TEDx.
Dr Julian Huppert is an academic and politician. His background was in bioscience, and he then served as the Member of Parliament for Cambridge 2010-15, representing the Liberal Democrats. He is now Director of the Intellectual Forum at Jesus College, Cambridge, an interdisciplinary centre aimed to foster thinking and discussion about many of the big issues of our time. He is also Deputy Chair of the NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, and a Director of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd.
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