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Interview with German climatologist Stefan Rahmstorf on why the Climate Change debate unfolds so differently in Europe. Rahmstorf is head of Earth system analysis at the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and professor of physics of the oceans, Potsdam University.
Rahmstorf is a member of the Academia Europaea and of the German Advisory Council on Global Change. His most recent book, "The Climate Crisis: An Introductory Guide to Climate Change," is a “concise and accessible overview of what we know about ongoing climate change and its impacts, and what we can do to confront the climate crisis. Rahmstorf is one of the lead authors of the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC and also the co-founder and regular contributor to the website realclimate.org.
- how even conservative governments in Europe are proactive on climate issues
- what drives public opinion
- the reality of the coming global impact
- misinformation from controversial figures like Bjorn Lomborg, and
- the role of climate scientists in this politicized debate.
Interviewer: Martin Voelker
Thanks to the Harvard University Center for the Environment for providing a quiet room.
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