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Professor Sir David King's presentation at the CBI climate change summit. London, November 2010.

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  • Should business care about climate change? Professor Sir David King Senior Scientific Advisor to UBS Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment 17 th November 2010 CBI 2010 IET, 2 Savoy Place, London
  • Source: Fedorov et al. Science 2006, 312, 1485 Source: ML Design.  From "The Complete Ice Age: How Climate Change Shaped the World" edited by Brian Fagan, Thames & Hudson Ltd., London, 2009 Observed Global Temperatures 60 million years ago 40 million 20 million 0.5 million Present 2.5 million 2 million 1 million 1.5 million 5 4 3 2 1 0 3 million δ18 0 (ppt) Temperature Carbon dioxide 400,000 years ago 300,000 200,000 100,000 Present Temperature 0ºC -2ºC -4ºC -6ºC -8ºC 175ppm 200ppm 275ppm 250ppm 225ppm -300ppm -325ppm
  • Sea Level and Temperature Measurements Source: Met Office & Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Liverpool
  • Volume of conventional oil discovered Volume of conventional oil consumed Billions of barrels [Gb] Year Source: N.A. Owen, O.R. Inderwildi and D.A King , ‘The status of conventional world oil reserves - Hype or cause for concern?’ (2010) Energy Policy, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.02.026 Conventional Oil Supply and Demand Forecasted demand 1.2% p.a. growth 50 40 30 20 10 2000 1980 1960 1940 0 1920 1900 2020 2040 2060
  • Organisations with links to the Smith School
  • The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford Making an impact on the environmental changes facing the planet www.smithschool.ox.ac.uk