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VIRTUAL EVENT: Too Little - (Not) Too Late?

11 June 2024, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Poster of the UCL Medical Sciences Public Lecture Series, featuring Professor Hugh Montogomery

Join us online for a discussion with Prof Hugh Montgomery, an expert in climate change and health, about the current climate situation and proposed essential actions for everyone to take.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Emiliana Di Donna – Faculty of Medical Sciences

UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences presents its June Public Lecture which is dedicated to World Environment Day with a talk about climate-related topics.

It is 165 years since we were first warned of the dangers posed by accumulating greenhouse gas emissions. These warnings have been repeated ever more stridently by the world's scientists for more than 3 decades. But still have done nothing. Now, we are beginning to reap the whirlwind. Is it too late? Can anything be done? And, if so, who should do it?

Professor Hugh Montgomery will present the science of how we came to be where we are and what is coming, before proposing actions that we must all take- personal, political and professional.

This lecture will be followed by a Q&A with our speaker, Prof. Hugh Montgomery.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #FMSLectures

Accessibility

This event will take place online. A link to the event will be sent to you prior to the event start time.

Live captioning is available for this event.

We aim to make our events as inclusive as possible. If you have any accessibility requirements or enquiries that are not covered in this profile, please contact the events team at fms.education@ucl.ac.uk. Please allow as much time as possible before the event to ensure we can make reasonable adjustments.

About the Speaker

Prof Hugh Montgomery

Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL

Hugh obtained a 1st class BSc (Cardioresp Physiol/Neuropharmacology) in 1984, his Medical Degree in 1987, and MDRes in 1997. He works as a consultant Intensivist in London and is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at ʼһhere he directs the Centre for Human Health & Performance. He has published over 600 scientific research articles and has won 8 national and international awards.

Hugh chaired the two Lancet Commissions on Human Health & Climate Change, and now co-chairs the 5-year, 42-country Lancet Countdown on Health & Climate Change. He has written & lectured extensively on the subject; has briefed policymakers (inter)nationally; and co-leads the UCL MSc module on climate & health. He was appointed London Leader by Greater London Authority’s Sustainable Development Commission; has attended many of the international ‘COP’ negotiations; leads the children’s climate education ‘Project Genie’; and co-led the ITV documentary on Floods and Climate Change (2020). He was awarded the OBE in 2022 in part for his work on climate change and health.

Hugh Montgomery