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Mario Molina participated at the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

June 2017

Every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau, Germany to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 400-500 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. The different sessions – lectures, discussions, master classes, and panel discussions – are designed to activate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experience between and among Nobel Laureates and young scientists.

The meetings focus alternately on physiology and medicine, on physics, and on chemistry – the three natural science Nobel Prize disciplines. The 2017 meetings focused on Chemistry.

Prof. Mario took part in various activities throughout five days, and had the opportunity to talk to students and researchers from different parts of the globe. He also gave a lecture entitled “Climate Change: Science, Policy and Risks”.

This is an abstract from his talk:

Climate change is the most serious environmental challenge facing society in the 21st century. The average temperature of the Earth’s surface has increased about one degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution, and the frequency of extreme weather events such as heat waves, droughts, and floods has also increased. The consensus among climate change experts is that it is very likely that human activities have caused these changes in the Earth’s climate. The basic science is very clear, although the climate is a complex system and hence there are scientific uncertainties connected with issues such as the feedback effects of clouds and aerosols. The risk of causing dangerous changes to the climate system increases rapidly if the average temperature rises more than two or three degrees Celsius; society faces an enormous challenge to effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing energy efficiency and using renewable energy sources to avoid such dangerous interference with the climate system.

To view the session/video online: http://mediatheque.lindau-nobel.org/videos/36800/climate-change-science-politics

67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Chemistry, 25.06.2017 – 30.06.2017, Lindau, Germany, Picture/Credit: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
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67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Chemistry, 25.06.2017 – 30.06.2017, Lindau, Germany, Picture/Credit: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
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Mario Molina in talk with yong researchers

 

 



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