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In March 2014 sustainability journalist Tim Smedley helped his wife and newborn baby out of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, unaware that he was taking them along one of the most polluted roads, in one of Europe’s most polluted cities, in the middle of a month-long air pollution episode that would cause 600 deaths and 1,570 emergency hospital admissions in London alone.

Tim tells the full story of air pollution: what it is, which pollutants are harmful, where they come from and, most importantly, what we can do about them. Amidst terrifying statistics Tim uncovers the hope that remains for the planet.

This event is taking place at the 2020 Northern Ireland Science Festival.

Clearing the Air: The Beginning and End of Air Pollution was shortlisted for the 2019 Insight Investment Science Book Prize

Attending this event

  • Ticket is required
  • £3 per ticket, plus a 30p booking fee per ticket
  • Suitable for 14+
  • Tickets are available from the Festival website

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