What are the exact causes of harmful pollutants in the air we breathe? How can we limit our exposure to inhaled toxins when more than half of the world’s populations now live in densely populated, urban areas? How can these microscopic particles contribute to fatal health conditions?

We’re welcoming Tim Smedley, author of Clearing the Air: the Beginning and the End of Air Pollution to the third edition of the Science Gallery Dublin BOOK CLUB. 

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize in 2019 and commended by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clearing the Air tackles the tale of toxic air pollution by combining insights from scientists and politicians with case studies from some of the most polluted cities in the world. 

As Smedley is committed to fighting the fight against air pollution, he will be unable to fly to Dublin for the event but will instead participate in a round-table discussion with the Science Gallery Dublin mediator team through video call.

Tim Smedley is an award-winning sustainability journalist, author and ghostwriter who relocated from London to Oxfordshire to flee from the detrimental effects of urbanised air pollution. Rather than solely demonstrating the causes of air pollution and the havoc they play, Smedley prescribes detailed solutions to encourage people to take action.

Tune into the Book Club from the comfort of your own homes by accessing the Heliosphere live-stream here. The Heliosphere is an all-inclusive science communication concept with the purpose of including the wider public in scientific debates. It is based on two main components: a 360-degree live-feed camera that allows the online audience to follow the debate and an AI-empowered speech to text analysis of the debate to provide an overview of the main topics and sentiment within a debate. 

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