Wonderful Ways to Cool the World

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Continuing the Ri’s 2020 CHRISTMAS LECTURES theme of climate change, Wonderful Ways to Cool the World is a new show exploring the history of greenhouse gases, from their discovery to what we need from future fuels. Join us in the Ri’s famous theatre, host to world famous scientists, including Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking and Sir David Attenborough. Humans have been setting things on fire for millennia, for warmth, light, power, and most recently, electricity. Find out why we need to stop, and some of the things we need to explore to fulfil our future needs. In this interactive show, we look at the chemistry of burning fossil fuels, especially the production of carbon dioxide; the history of our understanding of the effect of CO2 on climate; and the physics and chemistry of storing electricity. There will be demonstrations of electricity being generated, stored, and used, and of course, there will be fire!

  • Fran Scott

    SPEAKER

  • Michael Cutts

    SPEAKER

  • Curriculum links
  • Accessibility
  • Chemical reactions
  • Energetics
  • The periodic table
  • Materials
  • Earth and atmosphere
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