Choked: the age of air pollution and the fight for a cleaner future

Thu 26 Mar 2020, 18:30 - 19:30

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

This event has unfortunately been cancelled

This event is part of the British Academy's season on Sustainable Futures.

Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year. In Choked Beth Gardiner travels the world to expose the political decisions and economic forces that keep so many of us breathing dirty air. Closer to home, she looks at the catastrophic enforcement failures that have allowed carmakers - more than four years after the Volkswagen emissions scandal came to light - to continue ignoring pollution limits, and left Britons and other Europeans in a fog of diesel fumes. At a time when it’s never been more important to understand one of the world’s most urgent health threats, we ask Beth to share her findings and vision for a healthier future, from a book The Guardian ranked as one of 2019’s best.

Speaker: Beth Gardiner, Environmental Journalist and Author

Chair: Adam Vaughan, Chief Reporter, New Scientist

Live subtitling, provided by Stagetext, will take place at this event 

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£5, £3 concessions

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