Talk from Dr Alex Archibald of the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge
“The atmosphere is an incredibly complex part of the Earth and host to an immense amount of interesting chemistry. Through this complex chemistry, the atmosphere protects our skins from the harmful radiation of the sun and provides the planet with the vital components for life. But right now, the atmosphere faces some huge challenges. The Climate Crisis and Air Pollution affect every single person on the planet. The recent lockdowns associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a dramatic change in our everyday life and in this talk I will review some of what we know on the impacts that this has had on air pollution and climate change.