Lisen Schultz, deputy science director at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, moderates a discussion on the effects of climate change on water. Participating are: Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1997 Julian Dowdeswell, director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and professor of physical geography in the University of Cambridge Johan Rockström, professor of environmental science and co-chair of the world’s largest research network for global sustainability science, Future Earth The Nobel Week Dialogue is a free of charge, full-day event and part of the official Nobel Week programme. The event aims to stimulate discussion at the highest level on a topical science-related theme by bringing together Nobel Laureates, the world’s leading scientists and experts, key opinion leaders, policy makers and the general public, online as well as on site. By bridging science and society, it’s an opportunity to stimulate thinking, excite imagination and inspire greatness.
Water and Climate Change Nobel Week Dialogue 2019
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