It’s been an amazing week at the Lindau Nobel Meeting in Germany, despite the extremely hot weather (and lack of a fan). I wanted to take some time out today to share this news with you:
Just now, on the Mainau Island on Lake Constance, a large number (over 30) science Nobel Laureates made a declaration on climate change. They made a similar declaration nearly 60 years ago about nuclear arms and say that “our world today faces another threat of comparable magnitude”.
Here is a short clip of Nobel Laureates Brian Schmidt, David Gross and George Smoot speaking about the declaration:
There was controversy during the conference as one Nobel Laureate in Physics, Ivar Giaever, gave a talk, ‘Global Warming Revisted‘. Here is what Brian Schmidt and Peter Doherty said about this at the press event prior to the declaration today (Schmidt starts the conversation):
For more information & to follow the announcement live, check out #MainauDeclaration2015 or #LiNo15. Also for further reading, this is an interesting piece from the Lindau conference blog detailing four young scientists’ views on climate change: link.