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Thu 22 Jul 2021 at 19:00 to 20:30  
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Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled "Our Biggest Experiment: A History of the Climate Crisis"


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We will have the replay of the video available for 72 hours after the event for those of you that can’t make the date. It will also be uploaded to YouTube in the future.


Our exploration of the Earth’s fluctuating environment is an      extraordinary story of human perception and scientific endeavour. It also began much earlier than we might think.

Join Alice Bell as she explores climate change science’s earliest steps in the 18th and 19th centuries, through the point when concern started to rise in the 1950s and right up to today, where the ‘debate’ is over and the world is finally starting to face up to our reality. 

In this talk, Alice discusses the hopeful message that harnessing the ingenuity and intelligence that has driven the history of climate change research can mean a more sustainable and bearable future for humanity.

This event is part of our new series on the climate crisis in partnership with the Grantham Institute.


Dr Alice Bell is a journalist and historian of science. She was a lecturer in science communication at Imperial College for several years, where she also developed an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on energy and climate change, working with scientists, engineers and medics across the college. From Imperial, she moved to the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, before shifting to freelance journalism.

Alice was a key contributor to the International Council for Science’s blog on climate policy in the run up to the UN Paris talks, and launched the innovative storytelling website How We Get to Next, as well as lecturing in digital journalism at City University. She set up the science policy blog at the Guardian, and has also written for The Times, New Scientist, New Humanist and Mosaic

Alices' latest book, 'Our Biggest Experiment: A History of the Climate Crisis', is available to purchase from Amazon and all good book shops. 

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The Royal Institution (Promoted by Bob Clifford, Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe)