Global warming: scientific basis

Media:  Talk   

April 21, 2010

Huset Ved Kongens Have

Peter Ditlevsen

Peter Ditlevsen is an associate professor at the Niels Bohr Institute. He did the his PhD in atomic physics at the Danish Technical University and a Doctor of Science in Turbulence and Climatology. He was a post doctoral researcher at the University of California in Berkeley, researcher at the Danish Meteorological Institute, guest researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado and the Carlsberg Foundation researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute before he had a permanent position. His area of research is in statistical physics, the physics of complex systems, chaos, turbulence and the physics of the atmosphere and the climate. He is involved in the the Greenland ice-coring project. He has published more than 50 papers and authored 2 books. He is esteemed teacher at the Niels Bohr Institute.

Kirsten Holm

Kirsten Neergaard Holm is the owner of K-bar and one of Copenhagen's cocktail pioneers. Holm has been a bartender for over 25 years and has driven partly the cocktail bar at the Hotel Royal. Holm prefers simple drinks such as the Dry Martini because you can taste all the drink's components.

Tonight's event is the second in the series Science & Cocktails and consists of a lecture by the climate physicist Peter Ditlevsen, and a presentation on cocktails by Kirsten Holm from K Bar.

First, Kirsten Holm will talk about cocktails and world development, focusing on America.

Next, Peter Ditlevsen will introduce the audience to the physics of climate and climate change. He will tell about the model we are using to project climate change and why climate change is a source of concern. Ditlevsen will also scratch up how the climate has changed in the past and what it can tell us about future climate.

After the two presentations there will be cocktails and good music in the bar.

The talk: