Presentation of the study “Climate change. Scientific bases and questions for debate”

What are the scientific bases of Climate Change? What are the key issues to consider? In collaboration with Harvard University, last thursday 29th October the Naturgy Foundation and the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) presented the study “Climate change. Scientific bases and questions for debate”, which was written with the participation of renowned international experts.

The document has been coordinated by Julio Lumbreras, professor at UPM and visitor scientist at Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The webinar was moderated by Daniel P. Schrag, professor and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and hosted the following speakers:

  • Rafael Villaseca, president of the Naturgy Foundation
  • Teresa Ribera, fourth vice president of the Government of Spain and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge
  • Julio Lumbreras, professor at the Technical University of Madrid and visitor at Harvard University
  • José Manuel Moreno, Professor of Ecology at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and former Co-Chair WG2-IPCC.
  • Dieter Gerten, professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin and coordinator at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
  • Rafael Borge, professor at the Technical University of Madrid.
  • Asunción Lera St-Claire, Area Director at DNV GL Group Technology and Research and lead author of the working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability of the 5th IPCC report (AR5).
  • Kirsten Dunlop, CEO Climate-KIC.
  • Rubén Juanes and Howard J. Herzog, professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

During the webinar the speakers responded to questions like: Is the greenhouse effect being accentuated? Are we already suffering from it? What is the human contribution to Climate Change and other planetary limits? What are the large uncertainties in measurement and prediction? Can we or should we adapt to Climate Change? How could we turn climate mitigation into a capacity for socio-economic renewal? Is it possible and feasible to capture CO2?

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