Analyst, Advocate or Activist: how can a scientist support (good) climate policies

Hosted by the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building,


Dr Gavin Schmidt

Dr Gavin Schmidt

Professor Leonard Smith


Professor Arthur Petersen

Divisive policy issues cast scientists into roles from credible neutral broker, to advocate, to activist. Which is most effective? How does one judge success? 

Gavin Schmidt (@ClimateOfGavin) is Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York.

Leonard Smith (@lynyrdsmyth) is Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series, LSE.

Arthur C Petersen is Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy at UCL.

The Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (@CATS_LSE), directed by Professor Leonard Smith, brings together the expertise of internationally recognised statisticians and physical scientists who have a common interest in non-linear analysis. CATS aims to promote awareness of the limitations of non-linear analysis and the dangers of confusing models with reality. 

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