Speaker: Professor Maureen Raymo, Director of the Lamont-Doherty Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Free entrance and open to everyone. 
Teachers book their class by sending an e-mail to Annika Granebeck
The lecture will be given in English. Coffee and refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Welcome!

Lecture Summary

The Earth is warming up. The on-going pollution of our atmosphere with an invisible odourless gas called carbon dioxide, is trapping heat at the Earth’s surface and causing temperatures to rise on land and in the ocean. The polar regions are warming fastest of all and the melting ice sheets are causing sea levels to rise around the globe. In this talk, Professor Raymo will review evidence for climate change, natural and anthropogenic, and explore how ice sheets and sea level changed in the past. How fast climate changes in the future will depend on our collective actions as individuals, families, communities, and governments.

Maureen E. Raymo is a renowned scientist who has been a pioneer in the study of ice ages and sea level in Earth’s history. Her work has shaped our understanding of Earth’s natural climate variability and her landmark papers have influenced a generation of scientists. In 2014, Professor Raymo, a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, The Explorers Club, and the American Geophysical Union, became the first woman to be awarded the Wollaston Medal, the Geological Society of London’s most senior medal and highest accolade.


The Bert Bolin Lecture on Climate Research

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.