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Bath Science Café: Why aren’t we more resilient to climate change and what can we do about it? An economist’s perspective

Mon 12 Dec 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ten years ago Lord Nicholas Stern produced a report which took a new angle on climate change, by arguing that it was the greatest market-failure ever seen, and presented a challenge for economists as well as scientists and engineers. So how can economists help to adapt to the new realities of a warming planet?

December’s Science Café will explore how we make decisions to invest in making ourselves more resilient to the effects of climate change and extreme weather events. Why are we surprised repeatedly by events and never seem to have spent enough? Given that things seems to be getting worse, how can we improve decision making?

Dr Peter Gist is a Director in the engineering firm Arup Management Consultancy and the Arup Fellow in Economics. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol.

 

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Details

Date:
Mon 12 Dec 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Raven Pub (upstairs)
Queen Street, Bath, BA1 1HE United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.theravenofbath.co.uk/