Climate change
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The Bert Bolin Lecture on Climate Research is given annually 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 at Stockholm University. 
Professor Emeritus William F. Ruddiman will give this year’s lecture. His research interests center on climate change over several time scales. Professor Ruddiman will give both the Bert Bolin Climate Lecture and a science seminar. Welcome!

During the last 10,000 years, Earth’s climate has been relatively warm. Until recently, this warmth has been considered a natural phase of a glacial-interglacial (cold-warm) cycle. But now evidence has emerged, that this recent warmth was partly caused by human activity already 7000 years ago. This is called the Early Anthropogenic hypothesis, a hypothesis which has provoked a major scientific debate. For this year’s Bert Bolin Climate Lecture, we welcome Professor Ruddiman who has conducted many years of research on this hypothesis. His lecture will provide new insight on this important topic.

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