Responsibility of Scientists in Climate Change “Issue”

Posted: September 2, 2011 in Environmental Safety, Society
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At the the last week I’ve spent 5 days amongst Baltic Sea related scientists (there were almost 600 of them) at 8-th Baltic Sea Scientific Congress. The congress was interesting indeed even if I’m not a marine or meteorological scientist. There were a plenty of presentations on climate, winds, curves, salinity modelling, environmental risk assessment and governance (a lot of scientists do have problems with risk assessment). And I had a poster about illegal dumping monitoring.

But I would like to show you the presentation of Hans von Storch about “Knowledge generation vs. decision processes – the issue of regional climate service” which I liked the most. It concerns responsibility of the scientists for the knowledge they provide.  Let me start from the end of the presentation and if you will find yourself interested in further reading – hit the “read more” button. All pictures are clickable.

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