The scientific consensus on climate change: Where do we go from here?

Max-von-Laue-Vortrag auf der Jahrestagung der DPG 2012 in Berlin

Mo, 26.03.2012 17:00  –   Mo, 26.03.2012 18:00
Naomi Oreskes, UC San Diego
TU Berlin
Hauptgebäude, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin

Event partner:
TU Berlin
Contact person:
Götz Neuneck,
DPG Association:
Working Group on Physics and Disarmament (AGA)  
External Link:


In 2004, I published an article documenting the widespread agreement among scientific researchers that anthropogenic climate change was underway. This agreement was made evident by statements of leading scientific societies and national and Royal Academies, and by the content of papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Yet, despite broad expert agreement, action on slowing, much less preventing further, climate change has been sluggish. Does this mean that our science has failed us? In this talk I discuss the implications of our collective inaction on anthropogenic climate change in the light of our current scientific knowledge.