Málþing með nokkrum þekktustu sérfræðingum samtímans, Stefan Rahmstorf, Michael Mann, Kari Norgaard og Peter Sinclair, á sviði loftslagsrannsókna verður haldið laugardaginn 5. október í Háskólatorgi 105 (13.00–17.00). Málþingið er öllum opið og aðgangur ókeypis.

Guðni Elísson, forseti Íslensku- og menningardeildar, setur þingið og kynnir þátttakendur. Halldór Björnsson, verkefnisstjóri loftslagsrannsókna hjá Veðurstofu Íslands, stýrir umræðum. Ráðstefnan er haldin í tengslum við námskeiðin Menning og andóf (MFR702F 2013), Loftslagsbreytingar – orðræða og aðgerðastefna (MFR008F 2013) og Heimildamyndir (KVI106G 2013) sem Guðni Elísson kennir.

Guðni Elísson: “Earth101”
Stefan Rahmstorf: “The Climate Crisis”
Michael Mann: “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”
Kari Norgaard: “Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions and Everyday Life”
Peter Sinclair: “Communicating Climate Science in the Disinformation Era”
Moderator: Halldór Björnsson

Stefan Rahmstorf is an oceanographer and climatologist. Since 2000, he has been a Professor of Physics of the Oceans at Potsdam University and is Department Head at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He was one of the lead authors of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report and is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. He is a co-founder of the blog RealClimate, and was portrayed as one of the world’s 10 leading climate scientists by the Financial Times in 2009.

Michael Mann is a physicist and climatologist, currently director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Mann is author of more than 140 peer-reviewed and edited publications. In 2012 he published The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (2012). As a scientist who had contributed substantially to the preparation of IPCC reports, Mann received a personalized certificate from the IPCC for “contributing to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC”.

Kari Norgaard is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Over the past ten years she has published and taught in the areas of environmental sociology, gender and environment, race and environment, climate change, sociology of culture, social movements and sociology of emotions. Her book Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions and Everyday Life was published in 2011.

Peter Sinclair is the author of “Climate Denial Crock of the Week”. He is a regular contributor to the prestigious Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media, for which he produces a companion video series titled “This is Not Cool.” There are now more than 100 videos in the two series, which are used around the world to better understand and explain the most important environmental issue of our time.

Guðni Elísson is a Professor in the department of Comparative Literature and Head of Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland.

Halldór Björnsson is Head of the Atmospheric Research Group at the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO).

Ljósmynd: Jökulsárlón, ljósm. Guðrún A. Tryggvadóttir.

Birt:
5. október 2013
Höfundur:
Háskóli Íslands
Tilvitnun:
Háskóli Íslands „Loftslagsvísindin og loftslagsumræðan“, Náttúran.is: 5. október 2013 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2013/10/02/loftslagsvisindin-og-loftslagsumraedan/ [Skoðað:13. desember 2018]
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skrifað: 2. október 2013
breytt: 5. október 2013

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