Kevin Anderson showcased by the UK Department of International Development

"It was a little nerve-wracking before going, and it took a lot of planning. But in retrospect it was really easy," beams Professor Kevin Anderson talking about his recent train trip from his home in Broadbottom near Manchester to an international climate change conference in China.

"And, it was the most productive time of my career," he adds.

Getting the train to China is just one way Professor Anderson is putting his climate research into action. He believes that there is now little hope of avoiding a rise in temperatures of less than 2°C. However, he does think there is much that individuals, companies and governments can do to mitigate this outcome and prepare for a low-carbon future.

In the 60-minute talk below he outlines the reasons why a 4°C rise is more likely and what can be done about it, with the help of his presentation entitled Climate Change: Going Beyond Dangerous. DFID's director general of policy and global issues Michael Anderson (no relation!) introduces the talk. Simply press play on the screen below or click the title to download it from Slideshare.

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