Dr Chris Smith is a member of the team which recently published research showing that the remaining carbon budget to limit global warming to 1.5C has been revised downwards and is now the equivalent of just six years of CO2 emissions at the current rate.
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Dr Smith will talk about what the carbon budget is, how it is calculated, and what the implications are ahead of the forthcoming global COP28 climate summit.
Chris Smith is a research fellow in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science at the University of Leeds.
Cafe Sci Leeds was set up to encourage understanding and debate about topical scientific research and issues in an informal setting. Speakers are invited to present a short talk on an area of science in which they have been involved which is then followed by questions and comments.