The role of scientific research and the use of research results are crucial concerns in the climate change debate that has sprung up in various sectors of society. The Academy intends to publish a booklet for the general public in which it highlights the position of research in that debate and clarifies the certainties and uncertainties surrounding the results of climate change research as presented by various parties.
The Academy has asked a small ad hoc committee to:
- organise a forum discussion with various parties, including “climate change sceptics”;
- produce a booklet explaining the current state of research into climate change and the certainties and uncertainties of various assertions made in that regard.
Activities and plans
The discussion meeting took place in late April 2010. The booklet will be published in late 2010.