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Debatt i Lund 8 maj: Publish or protest ­– should climate scientists be activists? 

Debatt i Lund
Illustration: Åsa Schönbeck

"Listen to the scientists”, says Greta Thunberg. But what happens if that's just not enough? Climate researchers are facing a dilemma: should they let their work speak for itself, or must they take to the barricades? Does activism among scientists impact the credibility of their results? Some people claim that civil disobedience among researchers brings much needed attention to the climate emergency. Others that it only makes people angry and takes away focus from the crucial work that has to be done.

Welcome to Debatt i Lund where we discuss researchers as climate activists. 

•    David Alcer, doctoral student researching on solar cells, made headlines when he jumped onto the stage during Melodifestivalen in Malmö with a sign reading “Restore the wetlands”.

•    Jessica Jewell, Associate Professor in Energy Transitions at Chalmers University researching the feasibility of accelerating energy transitions and the role of science in shaping climate policy. Member of Sveriges unga akademi.

•    Daniel Lindvall, sociologist at Uppsala University, researching issues related to democracy and climate policies, and author of books like “Upphettning – Demokratin i klimatkrisens tid”.

•    Kimberly Nicholas, Associate Professor at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) and author of "Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World".


The moderator is journalist Lars Mogensen.

When: 8th of May, 7 pm

Where: Grand hotel, Stora salen, Bantorget 1, Lund

Come to Grand hotel, there are still places left!


Ulrika Oredsson

ulrika.oredsson@kommunikation.lu.se, 0701- 47 27 40

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