Skip to 0 minutes and 17 seconds Hello, I’m Tim Lenton, and I’m a professor of climate change and earth system science here at the University of Exeter. It’s easy to become disillusioned and depressed about how we’re changing the climate, but I want us to explore some of the positive responses and solutions to the extraordinary global challenge and to look at how we can create a better future together both for people and for this extraordinary planet we’re part of. Before we can tackle solutions to a problem as large as climate change, we need to introduce the concept of sustainable development. Addressing the sustainable development goals is integral to tackling the climate change challenge. And during this course, we’re going to focus on four of those goals.
Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds Climate action and how we can best respond to changes in the earth systems through mitigation, adaptation, and geoengineering. Life on land and techniques to improving food security for an expanding population as well as strengthening the natural carbon sea. Life below water and what we can do to protect our oceans to create a healthy and flourishing marine ecosystem. Sustainable cities and communities and why it’s important for us to work together to design cities of the future that work in harmony with the natural world. I’ll be joined by academics from here at the University of Exeter who will help us identify practical solutions that work at scales from the international right down to what we can do in our own lives.
Skip to 1 minute and 46 seconds We’ll help you take action to live more sustainable. We don’t need to wait for politicians to start the movement to tackle climate change. There are actions that we can all take now as businesses, communities, and individuals to find solutions to this profound challenge. Join us now to find out more.