The Global Young Academy’s 2021 International Conference of Young Scientists will take place online on the topic of “Trust in Science”. This virtual satellite panel opens this year’s focus on trust in science with a close look at climate science. In the past year, climate change continued its devastating course, even as global attention shifted to the COVID-19 crisis.
This GYA event brings together renowned scientists and GYA members to address trust in climate science, starting from the particular points of view of various scientific disciplines and their connection to demonstrating human influence on the earth’s climate, air, water and natural resources. Which perspectives do different areas of scientific research offer – to the public and to other scientists – to encourage a better understanding of climate change and its implications for human development? What do the applied sciences contribute to the conversation, with possible solutions to prevent further global warming or adaptation technologies?
Anjte Boetius, Director, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Germany.
Gerald Haug, Director, Department of Climate Geochemistry, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry; President of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
Michael Saliba, Director, Institute for Photovoltaics, University of Stuttgart, Germany. Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy (2020/21).
Leena Srivastava, Deputy Director General for Science, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Former Vice Chancellor, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, India.
Fernanda Werneck, Researcher, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia-INPA, Brazil.
Leila Niamir, Researcher, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Germany.