Understanding the past behaviour of the climate system and predicting its future is a huge challenge to science. The current status of climate change science and the risks due to the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emitted through our activities will be discussed. Last December in Paris the nations of the world agreed on the need to strictly limit the change in climate and on an initial framework for doing this. Paris is a great start, but the pathway for a successful outcome poses a major challenge to our species – its science and technology, and its social, economic and political ways of working.

 

 

About the Lecture

The Bert Bolin Lecture on Climate Research is given annually in May to commemorate professor Bert Bolin and his pioneering work for climate research at Stockholm University and internationally. The speaker is selected among prominent scientists within climate research by the Faculty of Science.