Name

Fabien Roquet
Postdoc at MISU

Title

The revolution of a droplet - a farewell seminar

Abstract

What does it mean to be a climate scientist nowadays? By analogy with meteorologists that predict tomorrow’s weather, climate scientists are often seen as the ones that should predict tomorrow’s climate. The 50+ years old prediction of a human-induced global warming is (sadly) confirmed in observations with increasing level of certainty. Climate scientists have now developed sophisticated tools to simulate the potential future climate scenarii based on available observations and physical knowledge. While undeniably a success, this puts the climate scientist community in an uncomfortable position as society is increasingly trying to instrumentalize us while asking us to take a political stance. Risks are great that we as a relatively young scientific community could lose our soul in the process. After six unforgettable years spent at the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University, it is soon time for me to move on. I want to use the opportunity of this last “farewell” seminar to discuss with you about the role of the scientist and the future of our field.

 

Time and Place

Tuesday June 12th 2018, 11.15
Rossbysalen C609, Arrhenius Laboratory, 6th floor

 

Welcome!