Scholars' Forum with Professor Ian Bitterlin

Clifton High School recently welcomed Professor Ian Bitterlin to the final Scholar’s Forum of the term to give a presentation on ‘Will Facebook eat our lunch?’.

Professor Bitterlin gave pupils ideas about how the use of technology is as much of a danger to our environment as things such as cars and the production of electricity. Pupils were intrigued to find out how much of an impact their favourite YouTube videos had on the carbon emissions around the world, as well as the use of mobile data and Wi-Fi connections.

This thought-provoking talk sparked lots of questions amongst pupils about how they should aim to use their phone less in order to reduce the consequences of mobile data and Wi-Fi on the earth’s climate.