Latest Academic Seminar Night Centers on Climate Change

DIS DIS Copenhagen Semester

Students spent an evening with Dr. Katherine Richardson, environmental scientist and climate change activist, at a recent Academic Seminar Night.

As the former Chairman of the Danish Commission on Climate Chance Policy, Dr. Richardson is passionate about the planet. She kicked off the event with an overview of climate change, and then focused on the theoretical and philosophical view of it, the history, the climate science behind the Earth’s temperatures, and interglacial and glacial past. She spoke about a report from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which stated that there is 95% assurance that humans have caused present and coming climate change. With this, she went further into the topic of how humans have an impact on climate change, and the future with this in mind.

After the presentation, students had the opportunity to ask questions; from eating meat and its effect on climate, to fossil fuels, and Dr. Richardson’s research on oceans and climate change.

The event fueled enthusiasm to take action, and make strides toward a cleaner and greener world.

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