Claudia Wieners
Postdoc, Utrecht University
After my PhD in climate physics (mainly El Niño) I realised that the biggest problem in climate science is - humanity. Therefore I started a postdoc on climate policy and in particular geoengineering. Geoengineering means artificial large-scale manipulation of the Earth system (e.g. by producing thin artificial clouds in the high atmosphere to reflect some sunlight). I do not believe that Geoengineering can "solve" the climate problem; in my opinion, it can at most (!) be an addition to CO2 reduction, but never a replacement. Apart from climate science, I can also tell about the 1783 Lakagígar eruption in Iceland, which is not only a dramatic story but also fascinating case study of the important role of economy and governance in "natural" disasters.

In einer Videokonferenz...

... kann ich über meine Forschung sprechen.

... spreche ich auch mit Universitätsstudenten im Rahmen einer Vorlesung.

... stehe ich als Experte in anderem Rahmen zur Verfügung (z.B. für Journalisten, Museen).

Verwandte Schulfächer
Chemie, Wirtschaft, Geographie, Physik
S4F, climate change, climate policy, geoengineering
Niederländisch, Englisch, Deutsch